'That’s just not who we are': Montana restaurant refuses to host Donald Trump Jr and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle
The pair were scheduled to rally and speak for Republican Matt Rosendale at the Midtown Tavern in Bozeman, Montana on Tuesday next week
President Donald Trump's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle were reportedly denied permission to rally for their campaign at a Montana restaurant as the eatery said that they wanted to stay out of politics.
The pair were scheduled to rally next Tuesday for Republican Matt Rosendale at the Midtown Tavern in Bozeman, Montana. Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle, a former Fox News personality, are assisting the GOP candidate to raise his profile before the November midterm elections.
Rosendale is set to face-off against Democratic Senaor Jon Tester.
The restaurant, however, cancelled the event at their location saying they were not aware of the nature of the event when the eatery was booked for it. The eatery's manager, Jess Wilcox, while talking to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, said that the restaurant will no longer host Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle.
"We definitely don’t want to take political sides. That’s never our intention. We just try to stay politically neutral," the manager said.
Matt Rosendale’s campaign, in a statement, confirmed the cancellation and said that they were presently hunting for an alternative location for the rally. "We’ve had over 200 people RSVP for the event in less than four hours and we’re looking for a new venue to accommodate the unprecedented demand for the campaign rally with Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle," the statement said.
Midtown Tavern's website states that it caters "to your desires with the finest food and beverages in Bozeman” and is “owned and operated by Michigan State University alumni, Josh and Justine Palmer, owners of another local favorite, 14 North Restaurant.”
This is not the first incident when President Trump's allies have been denied service or have been rejected by eateries. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were reportedly asked to get out of a Virginian restaurant in June because the owners of the joint did not agree with her politics.
A waiter at The Red Hen restaurant, Jaike Foley-Schultz, in a Facebook post at the time, had written: "I just served Sarah huckabee sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members…”
The incident was later confirmed by Huckabee Sanders, who wrote on Twitter: "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."