Actions Have Consequences: Tourism Way Down in Lexington, Virginia After Red Hen Abuses Sarah Sanders
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were kicked out of a rural Virginia restaurant on a Friday night in June.
Sanders and her family were booted out of The Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because they are Trump supporters.
Sarah Sanders tweeted about the intolerant establishment.
Sarah Sanders: “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so”
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
Of course liberals cheered this abusive act and urged more harassment of Trump supporters.
But it wasn’t enough for restaurateur of The Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, to humiliate and kick Sarah Sanders and her family out of the establishment, the restaurant owner then stalked Sanders as she went down the street to another restaurant!
But all is not rosy in Lexington, Virginia.
The small town is suffering following the abusive stunt by the Red Hen.
Regional tourism is WAY DOWN and the town is pulling together funds for digital marketing campaign.
US News reported:
A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.
Normally that money is saved. But officials agreed the region is in desperate need of positive coverage.
The tourism board serves Lexington, where The Red Hen is located, and other communities that are about three hours from Washington.
The Red Hen incident in June prompted thousands of a calls and emails to the tourism office. They’re still coming in. The office received a letter on Thursday from a Georgia family that wrote to say it would never return because of what happened.