Robert Gehl writes that Barack’s home state is not the welcoming island paradise it pretends to be.
A restaurant in Honolulu, where Obama grew up, has put up a sign claiming that Donald Trump supporters aren’t welcome to eat in the establishment.
In downtown, Café 8½ they put up a bright yellow, hand-written sign that reads” If you voted for Trump, you cannot eat here! No Nazis.”
The café’s owner, Robert Warner, and his wife Jail, said they don’t really refuse service to Trump supporters and they “don’t put anything different” in food his supporters order, they told Fox News.
“Robert just wants to express how much he doesn’t like Trump,” she told Fox. “If people take it personally or it hurts them, we cannot help. That’s why we say they have [a] choice if they want to come or not come. We don’t force them.”
Jali said three people called to complain about the sign when it first went up last month and “that’s it.”
“We don’t want to create trouble,” she said. “There is enough trouble in the world.”
That’s a strange thing to say, because I imagine calling Trump supporters “Nazis” is a pretty good way to “create trouble.”
“How soon we forget the wrath a bakery in the mainland faced for not wanting to service homosexuals,” one Yelp user wrote. “I always thought liberals were all encompassing and conservatives discriminating. This restaurant is an example of reverse discrimination or hypocritical discrimination.”
“What a way to alienate your customers and potential customers! Grow up. Not very professional and lacking business and common sense!” another wrote.
“Mixes politics with their service,” wrote another. “Posted a sign that if you voted for xxx they won’t serve you. Not posting the presidential candidates name because it shouldn’t matter. People should be able to get food without hearing a political message. I will never go back again.”
Honolulu resident and Donald Trump voter Susan Roberts told FoxNews.com she found the sign in “extreme poor taste.”
“It’s childish and very unprofessional,” she said in an email. “… The restaurant owner doesn’t have to worry… I will not be stepping foot in that establishment.”
Willes Lee, former chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party and now president of National Federation of Republican Assemblies, told FoxNews.com the sign is discriminatory, and harkens back to “racist and hate-filled” days before statehood.
“Remember when Filipinos couldn’t go in certain places, or Japanese wouldn’t be allowed [in] many homes? And, it didn’t matter who they voted for,” said Lee, who is of Japanese descent.
“People should be able to get food without hearing a political message,” one apparent former customer wrote on Yelp. “I will never go back.”
H/T: Washington Times