White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has some words of advice for protesters confronting administration officials in public – It’s time to simmer down.
Sanders, who was one of those caught up in the firestorm of leftists unwilling to let Trump aides eat or appear in public without being harassed, believes people on both sides of the aisle need to “calm down.”
“I think it’d be great if we could calm down,” she replied to a TMZ reporter asking her about the recent spate of incidents involving administration officials at restaurants.
“That’s on both sides?” the video tabloid reporter asked.
“Absolutely,” Sanders responded.
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS Calm Down, America WITH RESTAURANT CONFRONTATIONS https://t.co/BOtdFPIUy8 What do you think of her words?
— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) July 9, 2018
Sanders herself fell victim to the latest unhinged liberal craze when the Red Hen in Virginia, demanded that she leave their establishment without being served, then harassed her family when they left for another location.
Owner Stephanie Wilkerson defended rejecting Sanders’ patronage, saying she’s “not a huge fan of confrontation” but “this feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals.”
Scott Pruitt, the scandal-plagued former head of the EPA who has since resigned, was one of the latest Trump officials to be harassed while dining at a restaurant. (RELATED: Administration Official Scott Pruitt Is Latest Harassment Victim of Harassment While Dining).
While most of the targets of harassment have been Republican women, it hasn’t been exclusive. Here is a short list of incidents involving harassment of former or current Trump administration officials:
- Pruitt was confronted by a teacher at a DC eatery.
- Sarah Sanders at the Red Hen.
- Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was chased out of a Mexican restaurant.
- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was chased out of a screening of a movie about Mr. Rogers.
- Mitch McConnell and his wife, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were accosted at Georgetown University.
- McConnell was again harassed after leaving a lunchtime meeting with a colleague.
- Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist, was called a “piece of trash” while shopping at a local bookstore.
- Kellyanne Conway was stopped at a grocery store and told she “should be ashamed of (her)self.”
- White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller was cursed at and chased out of a sushi restaurant.
Most of the list above happened after Rep. Maxine Waters instructed her followers to publicly harass White House officials.
“If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.
The obedient cultists of the Democrat Party have followed her advice. It’s time, as Sanders said, to calm down before the rhetoric translates to escalated harassment and, God forbid, violence.