In her first public remarks on camera since being kicked out of the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia, Sarah Sanders called the push to harass Trump supporters in public “unacceptable.”
“I was asked to leave a restaurant this weekend where I attempted to have dinner with my family,” Sanders said, “My husband and I politely left and went home. I was asked to leave because I work for President Trump.”
Sanders continued, “We are allowed to disagree, but should we be able to do so freely and without fear of harm. And this goes for all people, regardless of politics.”
Sanders then condemned those who advocated further harassment of Trump officials and those who wish to cause harm to the restaurant.
“Some have chosen hate and vandalism toward the restaurant that I was asked to leave from. A Hollywood actor publicly encouraged people to kidnap my children, and this weekend a member of Congress called for people to push back and make clear to those serving their country in this administration that they are not welcome anywhere, any time, for anything,” Sanders said.
“Healthy debate on ideas and political philosophy is important, but the calls for harassment and push for any Trump supporter to avoid the public is unacceptable,” she continued. “America is a great country, and our ability to find solutions despite those disagreements is what makes us unique.”
Sanders concluded, “That is exactly what President Trump has done for all Americans by building a booming economy with record low unemployment for African-Americans and Hispanics, the defeat of ISIS and the ongoing work to create peace on the Korean Peninsula.”