Restaurant tells Trump supporters they aren’t welcome

The owner of a cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii certainly stirred things up when he posted a sign banning those who

The owner of a cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii certainly stirred things up when he posted a sign banning those who supported United State president-elect Donald Trump from entering his establishment.

Normally Cafe 8 1/2 gets good reviews for its most popular dishes, but when Robert Warner posted his sign advising that Trump supporters were not welcome things got out of control.

“If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis!” his bright yellow, hand-made sign read.

It was also posted on the cafe’s Facebook page.

While some were quick to support the note, others were not and declared the sign was “in poor taste”.

“It’s childish and very unprofessional,” one Donald Trump voter told in an email. “The restaurant owner doesn’t have to worry… I will not be stepping foot in that establishment.”

However, those who frequented the establishment on a regular basis said the sign was not to be taken seriously, as did Warner’s wife, Jali.

“Robert just wants to express how much he doesn’t like [Donald] Trump,” she says, admitting that none of the customers were asked how they had voted prior to being served, even if they were wearing a Trump t-shirt. “We don’t put anything different [in] your food.”

However, the cafe received such backlash — including negative reviews of its food — in response to the sign that it eventually backed down.

Hawaii appeared to throw its support behind Hillary Clinton during the November election, and has historically supported Democrat nominees in local and national campaigns.

Do you think the cafe owner has a right to feature such a sign in their establishment? Share your thoughts with us.

  1. lurch  

    People with very thin skins are the only ones who could not see the funny side of that sign. Voting is anonymous so unless you open your mouth how would anybody know who you voted for, or is that a little too simplistic for those cafe patrons who got upset.

  2. Pamela  

    If that’s what they want, so be it!

    Lose half your customers – and go broke!

    No-one to blame but themselves!

  3. Mary  

    The problem is those who were offended would post a bad review of the establishment without ever going there. Reviews cannot be trusted

  4. Joan Marshall  

    This petty minded restaurant deserves to go broke. I bet he will enjoy the fruits of all that President elect will correct and produce for America and Americans.

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