A beloved local diner in Duluth, Minnesota, that hosted Fox News’ morning show there in honor of Trump’s speech in the city is facing backlash.
Uncle Loui’s Cafe hosted the divisive program, which is appointment viewing for President Trump, and seemed surprised when some people responded angrily.
“There were some regulars that come in and now don’t want to eat here anymore, which is unfortunate,” said Matt Berthiaume, whose mother owns the diner.
Other people who ate at the diner took the opportunity to express their support of Trump, such as a man who said he supports the wall as a way to keep out “people who want to do us harm.”
In Duluth, @foxandfriends is giving Trump supporters a platform to spout misinformation about immigrant crime and to mischaracterize the executive order Trump signed yesterday pic.twitter.com/xGRpg0c2zI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 21, 2018
Uncle Loui’s owner Debra Strop didn’t fully realize how some people would perceive the decision.
“My mom’s so apolitical—she just wants to feed people,” Berthiaume said. “She just wants people to come in. It’s great exposure for our restaurant.”
Strop says she’s glad Duluth hosted Trump.
“I mean our hotels are full, revenue’s good, my restaurant is busy, I’m sure a million other restaurants are busy,” she told Minnesota Public Radio. “Everyone’s got their opinion, and I’m on board with this, I think it’s good for the city of Duluth.”