Donald Trump is the most blatantly racist member of his generation. From the start, his foray into politics has been a thinly veiled white supremacist movement aimed at demonizing Mexicans, Muslims, immigrants, and other nonwhite people. He routinely tweets racist things about black Americans. He defends neo-Nazis. His daughter Ivanka Trump chooses her words more carefully, but from time to time we’re reminded that she’s every bit as racist as he is.
This time around Ivanka, had a Spanish-American chef thrown out of a dinner party, more or less simply for being a Puerto Rican activist. Here’s how Jorge Guajardo, the former Mexican Ambassador to China, described on Twitter how things went down: “In a new low for Washington, yesterday Chef Jose Andres was asked to leave the Alfalfa dinner after-party at Cafe Milano by its owner, Franco Nuschesse, apparently because his presence made Ivanka Trump uncomfortable.”
Guajardo then continued: “Ivanka walked in ahead of him, not comfortable with his presence. Already inside. He’s approached and asked to come outside where Franco, who he knows perfectly well for many years, wants to talk to him. Once outside, he’s not allowed back in. At the Alfalfa dinner, Franco came up to Jose Andres and gave him a friendly kiss. A little later he would be asked to do the Trump’s dirty work and, like Judas, betray an old friend. I’ve been to Cafe Milano with Jose Andres and had the dinner comped by Franco, because they are friends. Now asked to do the Trump’s dirty work and kick him out.”
It sounds like it’s time to boycott Cafe Milano until its proprietor changes his policies. Andres does have a history of being a Trump antagonist, but at this point, so do most Americans. Ivanka Trump should not be allowed to have Hispanic people thrown out because they make her “uncomfortable.” Instead Ivanka Trump, along with her racist criminal family and her father’s racist criminal administration, should be banned from every respectable place of business.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report