White House press secretary opened Monday’s press briefing by addressing the restaurant that kicked her and her family out on Friday because she works for President Donald Trump — and she didn’t hold anything back.
“Many by now have heard that I was asked to leave a restaurant this weekend where I attempted to have dinner with my family,” Sanders said bluntly. “My husband and I politely left and went home. I was asked to leave because I work for President Trump."
She added, “We are allowed to disagree, but should we be able to do so freely and without fear of harm. And this goes for all people, regardless of politics.”
Watch her full remarks below:
Sanders then offered a harsh critique of the state of political discourse in America. She also publicly addressed actor Peter Fonda advocating that her children get kidnapped and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calling on supporters to harass members of the Trump administration wherever they go.
“Some have chosen hate and vandalism toward the restaurant that I was asked to leave from,” she said. “A Hollywood actor publicly encouraged people to kidnap my children, and this weekend a member of Congress called for people to push back and make clear to those serving their country in this administration that they are not welcome anywhere, any time, for anything.”
The press secretary hammered her point home with an undeniable truth: "Healthy debate on ideas and political philosophy is important, but the calls for harassment and push for any Trump supporter to avoid the public is unacceptable. America is a great country, and our ability to find solutions despite those disagreements is what makes us unique.”
Well said, Sarah.
President Trump also addressed Waters's controversial remarks, which have been interpreted by many as incitement. He warned the Democrat, "Be careful what you wish for."
"Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party," he tweeted. "She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!"