With some White House employees finding themselves in a situation where restaurants chase them out simply because of who they work for, a new smartphone app was designed so that these employees can confidently walk in on establishments that they can feel safe in.
The Daily Beast reports that the “63red Safe” app gives Trump supporters a list of friendly restaurants near them. Restaurants will also be graded according to their owners’ social media posts and whether or not guns are allowed inside.
“63red Safe works like a conservative Yelp. Instead of reviewing the lighting and ambiance, though, the site’s users rate restaurants and other businesses on a series of four questions, including whether the restaurant’s owners make political social-media posts and whether they allow customers to carry weapons,” says The Daily Beast.
“63red Safe has garnered 5,000 reviews since launching earlier this month — a solid start, but hardly enough to cover every hungry Trump supporter’s restaurant needs.”
The app’s founder, Scott Wallace, said his app strives to easily guide people on where it’s safe to eat. He even compared it to a political “fire inspector.”
“I’m trying to position it as an everyday ‘where can I go eat safely’ app,” said Wallace. “Does this business serve persons of every political belief? Will this business protect its customers if they are attacked for political reasons?”
Wallace also sees “63red” gaining more traction in 2020. “I believe that, between now and 2020, we’re going to see the rise of the socialist goon squad. I think Antifa was nothing compared [to] what’s coming in 2020. And I’m deeply concerned.”
“If they’re not political, they’re safe,” he added.
Some restaurants are obvious choices on the “unsafe” list.
This includes the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, where White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave.Her father, Mike Huckabee, claimed that the media ignored the part where the owner of Red Hen organized a protest when Sarah transferred to a nearby establishment.
He told Laura Ingraham at the time, “There’s a part of that story that has not been told.Once Sarah and her family left — of course, Sarah was asked to please vacate — Sarah and her husband just went home, they’d had enough. But, the rest of her family went across the street to a different restaurant.
The owner of the Red Hen — nobody’s told this — then followed them across the street, called people and organized a protest, yelling and screaming at them from outside the other restaurant and creating this scene.”
Soon after, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) made a call to anti-Trump activists to harass Trump supporters in public. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” she said.
With that backdrop, Wallace insists that his app will not become a marginalized joke.
“We’re committed. This is not yet another a Trump dating site. This is not yet another social network,” Wallace said.
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