In the span of two weeks, there have been four instances of Trump administration officials being approached and videoed at restaurants, being asked to leave restaurants or being forced to leave for their own safety because they work in the Trump administration.
On July 2, a woman spoke to then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt at a Washington, D.C., restaurant while holding her young son and looking at notes that she had prepared. She told Mr. Pruitt that he should resign. She then posted the encounter on social media. (Mr. Pruitt announced his resignation on July 5.)
On June 17, White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller was accosted by a patron at the Washington, D.C., restaurant Espita Mezcaleria and called a “real-life fascist.”
When the Metro D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America received word that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was at MXDC Cocina Mexicana on June 19, at least 15 protesters showed up shouting “Shame!” until she was forced to leave.
On June 22, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were asked to leave The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, during the middle of their dinner. She did so without causing a scene and a restaurant staffer quickly wrote about it on social media.
Rather than condemning these actions, members of the left have instead encouraged more hostility. The same weekend as the Huckabee Sanders incident, Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, told attendees at an event to continue publicly harassing members of President Trump’s Cabinet.