Last night, White House racism advisor and child-concentration camp advocate Stephen Miller went out to get some sushi after a long day of plotting and scheming – and received an unpleasant surprise with his food.
Easily recognizable by his odious, toady visage and unnaturally bald head, Miller was confronted by a bartender, who “cursed him out” and flipped his middle fingers up to him in protest of his role in weaving white nationalism in the Trump administration’s public statements and policy decisions.
Miller was so angry that he threw away $80 worth of sushi before stalking back to his lair.
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The confrontation is only the latest incident to befall prominent members of the Trump administration, who are finding out the hard way that you cannot employ such appalling policies – like tearing children away from their parents and forcing infants to defend themselves in court – without facing the wrath of the public.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), one of the Trump team’s most vocal critics, took to Twitter to mock Miller for his discomfort – and to point out how the difference in their restaurant experiences makes it clear who is on the right side of history:
My experience at restaurants: I ordered take out at a Greek restaurant. When I arrived, the owner saw me & threw in a free baklava (one of my favorite desserts). He said he appreciated what I was doing. I guess that's what happens when one opposes ripping kids away from parents.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 9, 2018
The difference couldn’t be more clear.
This is only the latest incident of direct action against Trump team members, and the second uncomfortable incident for Stephen Miller. The week that the family separation policy was put into action, thought that he’d stop for a hearty meal at swanky D.C. restaurant Espita Mezcaleria – and received a rude surprise from a patron, who yelled “Hey look guys, whoever thought we’d be in a restaurant with a real-life fascist begging [for] money for new cages?” at him.
Department of Homeland Security chief Kristjen Nielsen seemingly also found that committing crimes against humanity gave her an appetite for tacos and tried to eat at a different D.C.-area Mexican restaurant, but was interrupted by members of the Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America chapter and successfully driven from the restaurant in shame.
She was then besieged outside her home by activists, who chanted “NO JUSTICE, NO SLEEP” and “FREE THE KIDS” at Nielsen’s house and waved signs with her face on them, emblazoned with the words “BABY SNATCHER” on it.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was recently denied service at a restaurant for her own role in defending and propagating the lies and obfuscation of the Trump administration, a move which prompted a great deal of pearl-clutching and exceptionally bad faith hand-wringing from Republicans, the media, and even Democratic leaders about “civility” in the media.
All that is, of course, bootlicking nonsense. The rallying cry of the anti-Trump Resistance needs to be “Make Racists Afraid Again.” These people, who are directly responsible for the suffering of thousands of people, should never be allowed to appear in public without facing the consequences of their actions.
While we may not have much legal recourse against them, making sure they can’t go about their normal lives without having their crimes thrown in their face is the absolute least we can do – and doing so is our moral imperative.