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Online trolls attack Virginia restaurant over reports manager refused to serve Sarah Sanders

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was reportedly denied dinner a restaurant in rural Virginia on Friday night, setting off a barrage of negative online reviews of the establishment.

UPDATE: Sarah Sanders lashes out at restaurant owner for booting her out because ‘I work for POTUS’

After not holding a briefing on Friday, the press secretary reportedly travelled 180 miles to Lexington, Virginia to eat dinner.

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Jaike Foley-Schultz, who claims to be a waiter at the Red Hen in Lexington, said that Huckabee Sanders was reportedly kicked out of the restaurant within minutes of entering.

“I just served Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked her out along with 7 of her other family members,” Foley-Schultz claimed on Facebook.

The report went viral after Brennan Gilmore, the executive director of Clean Virginia, tweeted out the story.

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News that Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of the restaurant quickly angered supporters of President Donald Trump, who lashed out at the establishment in online reviews.

“I have a ‘moral conviction’ to never visit this place,” wrote Amy Elizabeth, a legal fellow at the right-wing Heritage Foundation.

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Steve Jadus, who lives in Wyoming and has a Facebook profile picture featuring a “Make America Great Again” hat, lashed out at the restaurant two time zones away.

“Nasty place, mice droppings in the mens room,” Jadus claimed. “Stench of urine. Very Unclean.”

Another reviewer, Jacob Long Smith, from Nebraska, seemed to think the restaurant was in DC, not three hours to the southwest in Virginia.

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“I stopped by The Red Hen for a bite when I took my family to visit DC last week. The place is absolutely filthy,” he claimed. “The utensils were sticky and covered in rust and the bathroom was soaked with piss and smelled like a sewer.”

Other reviewers praised the morality of the owner.

“Thank you for not serving that liar,” Megan Ruth posted.

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“An excellent restaurant,” Jeff Campbell posted. “Not only is the food delicious, they clearly care deeply about the ambiance.”

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Trump has spent his vacation golfing, watching cable TV — and panicking about a recession: AP

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While President Donald Trump has been able to golf frequently while on vacation in New Jersey, he may not return to DC well-rested.

"Trump has spent much of the week at his New Jersey golf club, many of his mornings on the links, his afternoons watching cable television and his evenings calling confidants and business executives to get their take on the market’s volatility," the Associated Press reported Friday.

"Though he has expressed private worries about Wall Street, he is also skeptical about some of the weaker economic indicators, wondering if the media and establishment figures are manipulating the data to make him look bad, according to two Republicans close to the White House, not authorized to discuss private conversations," the AP noted.

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Maddow began the show by introducing Letitia James, the new Attorney General of New York, who is investigating the NRA.

"But today Tish James ended up in the headlines for an unusual reason. Today she was sued. She didn’t sue somebody or bring a case against somebody. She herself was sued by the NRA," Maddow reported. "The NRA, this sort of powerful right-wing, pro-gun advocacy group. If you have been following news about the NRA recently at all, you know they are embroiled in all sorts of legal drama."

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‘He can’t finish a thought’: ex-Trump adviser Omarosa declares the president is in ‘total mental decline’

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President Donald Trump is in "complete and total mental decline" a longtime associate declared on MSNBC on Friday.

Omarosa Manigault Newman was a contestant on "The Apprentice" plus also worked on Trump's presidential campaign, his transition and in the White House.

"He made a lot of money and succeeded big-time in primetime TV with that persona, that serious judger of political horsepower, if you will. Economic horsepower. Was that just a show?" host Chris Matthews asked.

"Back in 2004 when 'The Apprentice' premiered, we watched a very sharp, intelligent, articulate Donald Trump put on the show for the world," she replied.

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