Jun 25, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump officials face public shaming

In the past few weeks, several top Trump officials have faced public confrontations. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled at Mexican restaurant MXDC. And senior advisor Stephen Miller was called a "fascist" while dining at Espita Mezcaleria.

Why it matters: Outrage fans the social media flames as critics wreak havoc on politicians and the businesses that serve them. In fact, it has gone so far in the wake of the Sarah Sanders controversy that Red Hen in DC, which isn't related to the one in Lexington, has been defending themselves online since the incident.

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