Man yelling 'Make America great again' arrested for throwing dung at restaurant over Sarah Sanders snub

The Virginia restaurant where White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and her dining companions were asked to leave last weekend has been targeted by protesters angry at the snub — including a man who reportedly shouted “Make America great again” as he hurled chicken dung at its building.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen, sparking protests. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Police officials told local news affiliate ABC 13 WSET that they arrested the unidentified protester for disorderly conduct as others carrying American flags and signs with pro-Trump and anti-LGBTQ messages demonstrated outside the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., on Tuesday. The restaurant has been in the news since Sanders confirmed in a tweet that the owner refused to serve her party Friday night “because I work for @POTUS.”



The local fire department was called in to clean the mess.


The Red Hen — and other businesses using the same name — has been hit with negative reviews since Friday’s incident. President Trump also slammed the restaurant on Twitter, though owner Stephanie Wilkinson has defended her decision to ask Sanders to leave.

“I’m not a huge fan of confrontation,” Wilkinson told the Washington Post. “I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals.”

Wilkinson cited her staff’s discomfort at serving Sanders, and alluded to Trump policies that have hurt LGBTQ employees.


The incident has raised questions about civility — and, no doubt, protests involving chicken dung and homophobic signs will too.

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