There’s an app launching this month that’s designed to help Trump supporters find restaurants and businesses they can patronize without being harassed for their political views.
The 63red Safe app has been described as “Yelp for conservatives” and was inspired by stories about Trump supporters and administration members being chased out of restaurants because of their political affiliations. In an appearance on Fox & Friends this Monday, the app’s creator said that his invention’s purpose was to get politics out of local businesses and restaurants.
“We wanted to make sure that people could let others know what restaurants may have a political bent,” Scott Wallace said. “We’re not looking to try and find restaurants that are conservative or pro-Trump.”
“We want to make sure everyone’s safe out there,” out there.
The creator of an app described as "Yelp for conservatives" says that the aim is "to get politics out of local businesses [and] local restaurants," even though businesses can get marked unsafe for banning firearms. pic.twitter.com/1ITNgp0cXS
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) March 11, 2019
As The Hill points out, app users can rate businesses either “safe” or “unsafe” based criteria that includes four questions:
Does the restaurant serve guests of “every political belief”?
Does it allow concealed carry?
Will it protect customers if they’re attacked for “political reasons”?
Does the business avoid politics in its advertising or social media activity?
“I think Antifa was nothing compared between now and what’s coming in 2020,” Wallace told the Daily Beast. “And I’m deeply concerned.”
There have been numerous instances of restaurants refusing to serve Trump surrogates and administration members. The most high profile Trump team member to be turned away was White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia last year.
Around the same time Sanders was denied service, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted by a group of people chanting “Shame” while she was eating at a Mexican restaurant.
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