A Trump Supporter Was Refused Service at an Upstate NY Mexican Restaurant
Esther Levy was jus trying to enjoy a meal on July 3 at a Mexican restaurant. Ya know, fill that belly with all the goodness one can scoop up, while wearing her "Make America Great Again" hat proudly. She's been eating at the Cancun Inn in Sugar Loaf, NY, which is just an hour-and-a-half from Albany, for the last 25 years and never expected to be turned away.
Sunday she had gone into the restaurant with a friend, retired judge, Alvin Goldstein and they ordered drinks easily enough. Then when the waitress returned, she was told to ask them to leave.
"She [the waitress] seemed very surprised by it all and was told to refuse us service," Levy told the Post. "We just got up and started to leave.
"On the way out, the co-owner decided to yell at me and humiliate me," Levy added. "He said, 'We don't serve Trump supporters here. Get out of here and never come back.'"
Since the incident, many Trump supporters have headed to the Cancun Inn's Facebook page to express their anger.
The restauran has responded stating the patrons were severely intoxicated and that's the reasoning for their removal, but people aren't buying it.
The post from their Facebook page states:
Hello, this is Israel's son, Chris, posting this statement on behalf of my father.
"To the tens of thousands of customers who have supported us over 25 years of business in the Hudson Valley area, we have never, and will never discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference or political beliefs. There was an unfortunate situation that was brought to my attention yesterday where claims of discrimination were made by patrons of the restaurant. An employee of ours asked the patrons to leave because they were being rude to the staff and rowdy due to intoxication. I'm personally looking into the facts based on what our staff witnessed and what's been posted here on Facebook. I would like to speak with the customers involved so please call the restaurant so I can get your side of the story. My cell phone was also listed in a post so you can call me on either number. We will also be speaking with the local newspapers as they've expressed interest in the situation.
We've always treated our customers with the utmost respect and dignity — we have always treated them as one of the family. This business is our livelihood; something we've built from the ground up 25 years ago and take these allegations made against us very seriously. Thank you for reading this. I will have my son post another update once I have more information."