As the backlash over President Trump’s family separation border policy grows, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller was revealed to be among a rash of Trump officials confronted by protesters while trying to dine in peace. In a Twitter post this Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) took an opportunity to rub it in a little.
According to The Washington Post this Monday, Miller recently was confronted by a bartender at a restaurant who followed him out the door and shouted “Stephen!” When Miller turned to look, the bartender reportedly cursed at him and flashed both middle fingers, prompting Miller to angrily throw away the food he just ordered.
Lieu gloated that he has a much different experience when dining in public.
“My experience at restaurants: I ordered take out at a Greek restaurant,” Lieu tweeted. “When I arrived, the owner saw me & threw in a free baklava (one of my favorite desserts). He said he appreciated what I was doing. I guess that’s what happens when one opposes ripping kids away from parents.”
My experience at restaurants: I ordered take out at a Greek restaurant. When I arrived, the owner saw me & threw in a free baklava (one of my favorite desserts). He said he appreciated what I was doing. I guess that's what happens when one opposes ripping kids away from parents.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 9, 2018
Lieu and other lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to reunite children who were taken from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Last Friday, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration needs to meet a deadline to reunite children under 5-years-old with their families by Tuesday. Children of the ages 5-17 must be reunited by July 26.
Lieu has been a hugely vocal critic of Trump, especially regarding his immigration policies. In a tweet from this January, the California lawmaker responded to Trump’s calls for a merit-based immigration system by pointing the Trump’s own family history of immigration.
“Dear @realDonaldTrump: Your grandfather came to America at the age of 16, did not speak English well, was poor, and started off as a barber. So yes, I will support a merit system based on the same criteria that allowed your grandfather to immigrate to America,” Lieu tweeted.
Trump’s grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from Germany.
This past June, Lieu slammed lawmakers for going on vacation as thousands of immigrant children remain separated from their loved ones.
“Have a nice vacation,” he said.
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