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President Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., won't be allowed to campaign for Republican candidate Matt Rosendale at a restaurant in Montana, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: This isn't the first restaurant-related controversy to hit someone close to President Trump — it isn't even the first restaurant to refuse service to someone in his close circle.

Trump's restaurant controversies
  • Sixteen, a restaurant in Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower, closed in 2017 when business began dropping after Trump started his campaign for presidency.
  • A Japanese restaurant, Koi, located in Trump SoHo, also closed because of declining business due to Trump's political rise.
  • Trump settled lawsuits with two celebrity chefs, José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian, after they left restaurants in Trump hotels because of comments he made regarding immigrants.
  • Owners of a wine bar in the D.C. Trump hotel, Cork Wine Bar, filed an unfair competition lawsuit against Trump and the hotel itself, saying they were "missing out on business from government officials, lobbyists, foreign dignitaries, and others...because that clientele now feels pressure to instead spend money at the Trump hotel."

As for those close to him...

  • Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant when dining with her family.
  • Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was heckled at a Mexican restaurant in D.C. over the child separation policy.
  • Stephen Miller, senior adviser to Trump, was called a "real-life fascist" at a D.C. restaurant.
  • Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle won't be allowed to campaign at Midtown Tavern in Bozeman, Montana. Owner Jeff Wilcox said: "That's just not who we are. ... We just try to stay politically neutral." Wilcox didn't attribute the cancellation to the Trump administration.

Trump supporters have also faced pushback by establishments, which experts say is mostly legal.

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Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.

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