Restaurant owner who refused entry to Biden voters said he had become so popular they were running out of food
- A Florida restaurant that denied entry to Biden voters was forced to close after running out of food.
- Angie Ugarte decided not to serve Biden supporters after the suicide bombing in Kabul last month.
- Ugarte said she felt “angry” and “disappointed” with Biden after the chaotic evacuations in Afghanistan.
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The owner of a restaurant in Florida who banned supporters of President Joe Biden said her restaurant had become so popular they were running out of food.
Angie Ugarte, owner of Restaurant DeBary, placed a sign advising voters in Biden that they were not welcome at his restaurant after the Kabul airport attack last month, which killed 13 U.S. military personnel and nearly 200 Afghan civilians.
“If you voted for and continue to support and support the worthless, inept and corrupt administration which currently resides in the White House and which is complicit in the deaths of our military in Afghanistan, please take your things elsewhere,” he said. panel, according to La Colline.
The sign has gained local media attention, and now Ugarte says the restaurant has been so busy she had to close it after running out of food.
“I got so many people calling me from all over the world, from Europe, trying to buy meals for the veterans, which I still couldn’t organize,” Ugarte told the Daytona Beach News -Newspaper. “I think the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I receive donations.”
Supporters of Ugarte and his message came from across the state to pose with the sign, including a woman who brought a Trump 2020 banner, according to the News-Journal.
“We wanted to come here and thank you personally,” Rod Phillips, member of the Florida State Council of Vietnam Veterans, told The New York Post. “I respect the presidency of the United States, but it could have been handled a lot better, a lot better.”
Ugarte previously said she put up the sign because she felt “angry” and “disappointed” with the president because of his actions in Afghanistan.
“I felt like one of those mothers, or wives or sisters who was going to knock on the door,” she said, according to The Hill.
Ugarte also said she has regular customers for her half-pound burgers, Cuban sandwiches and rack of lamb who are veterans.
“If you’re really, really still behind what made it happen and how it happened – which was unnecessary – so I really don’t want to be associated with you in any way and I certainly don’t want your business, ”Ugarte said, according to The Hill.
Hours after the terrorist attack in Kabul, Biden said: “These American servicemen who gave their lives … they were heroes. Heroes who embarked on a dangerous and selfless mission to save the lives of others,” according to USA Today. .
The president met with military families on Sunday.