Fox News host Melissa Francis is angry that she can’t seem to get a dinner table at her plush country club in New York, and she thinks it’s her political views — and those of her network — that are to blame.
In a post on Twitter on Sunday, Francis, a host on Fox Business Network, vented her frustration at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville as she promoted an interview with Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tony Sayegh.
“So excited to have @tony4ny tomorrow on @AftertheBell – happy you’re in NYC even if Siwanoy shuns my family yet again,” she tweeted. “They must prefer @CNN v @FoxNews. Oh well see you on the air!”
In another post, Francis said: “We are member [sic] of Siwanoy Bronxville but somehow, they can’t fit us in for dinner. Repeatedly. I’m sure it’s a coincidence and not something more. Right? #NeverTrumpers #cnn #HillaryForever?”
Francis, who was a child actor and starred in “Little House on the Prairie,” deleted the tweets.
The Fox host isn’t the only person to be snubbed — or harassed — at a restaurant. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was refused service at a restaurant in June.
“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.
Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was harassed in June with chants of “Shame!” as she dined at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. with her family.
And White House adviser Stephen Miller “says a bartender once followed him out of a restaurant and saluted him with both middle fingers raised. In response, Miller threw away the $80 sushi order he had just picked up at the restaurant,” USA Today reported.
At the end of June, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Crazyville) endorsed intimidation against her political opponents.
Speaking at a toy drive (!), Waters said:
If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants, who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, “No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.” And guess what? We’re going to win this battle because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know the Bible. God is on OUR side! On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable. And so, let’s stay the course. 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. Mr. President, we will see you ever day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this!