On Saturday Stephanie Wilkinson wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post that Trump administration officials and others associated with President Donald Trump’s policies should know that assault and battery is a definite possibility every time they choose to patronize an unfamiliar establishment.
Wilkinson who owns The Red Hen Restaurant was famously scorned for disrespecting then Press Secretary Sarah Sanders wrote the op-ed in reference to the assault of Eric Trump earlier this week.
In case you missed it, Eric Trump was sipping cocktails at the high-end Chicago bar, The Aviary, Tuesday evening when a server spit on him, according to the local Chicago ABC news affiliate.
According to The Daily Wire, Wilkinson, in her op-ed, said that while assault is never acceptable, the rules are changing, and customers expect the institutions they patronize to ascribe to a code of “ethics:” “The once-ubiquitous idea that companies exist purely and solely to provide profit to shareholders is withering away like corn husks in the summer sun.”
“The rules have shifted. It’s no longer okay to serve sea bass from overfished waters or to allow smoking at the table. It’s not okay to look away from the abusive chef in the kitchen or the handsy guest in the dining room. And it’s not okay to ask employees, partners or management to clock out of their consciences when they clock in to work,” Wilkinson writes.
“The high-profile clashes rarely involve one citizen fussing at another over the entrees. It’s more often a frustrated person (some of whom are restaurant employees) lashing out at the representatives of an administration that has made its name trashing norms and breaking backs,” she continues. “Not surprising, if you think about it: You can’t call people your enemies by day and expect hospitality from them in the evening.”
If you don’t want to be “held accountable” for your actions by the people who serve you food or make your drinks, Wilkinson argues, its best if you simply stay home — and that’s all the fault of the Trump Administration who, Wilkinson says, started it.