It was bad enough that Sarah Sanders got booted from a hipster restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, in June 2018 for being President Trump’s spokeswoman. But the incident was even worse than first described.
In the press accounts, Red Hen co-owner Stephanie Wilkinson was polite in asking Sanders, part of a bigger family group, to leave because she didn’t like Trump’s policies. “I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation,” she said.
Sanders, in her new book, Speaking for Myself, already Amazon’s No. 13 bestseller, tells a very different story. She said Wilkinson told her, “You’re a terrible person. You are not welcome here, and I would like you to leave.”
A stunned Sanders and her husband Bryan decided to go home, but the others went across the street to a restaurant called the Southern Inn. There, she wrote, Wilkinson and