Huckabee Sanders Kicked Out of Virginia Restaurant

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders / Getty

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant on Friday night.

"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," Sanders tweeted.

A server from the Red Hen first posted about Sanders and seven of her family members being kicked out. The post soon went viral.

".@PressSec got kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va tonight. Apparently the owner didn’t want to serve her and her party out of moral conviction," Brennan Gilmore, the executive director of environmental group Clean Virginia tweeted.

Sanders' father, Mike Huckabee, defended his daughter and called the restaurant owner's action was bigotry.

"Bigotry. On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA. Or you can ask for the 'Hate Plate'. And appetizers are 'small plates for small minds,'" Huckabee said.

This is the second time this week a Trump administration official has been forced out of a restaurant. A group of protesters confronted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night, shouting insults and heckling her for several minutes.

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