Boycott fail: owner Jorge Rivas says he feels “very humble, very emotional” by outpouring of support
Democrats have a problem with Latino voters, and it’s very similar to the problem they have with other voting blocs.
Instead of seeing Latinos as people who care about more than illegal immigration, Democrats don’t talk to Latinos about jobs, health care, education, taxes, national security, or anything, really, other than illegal immigration.
President Trump, however, talks to every American and legal immigrant about the things that matter to them, the “kitchen table” issues. People don’t sit around the kitchen table talking about gender pronouns and how great it would be to have transvestites do lap dances for small children. Not only does he talk to them like grownups, but he also eschews the socio-cultural lunacy that grips the left.
So it’s unsurprising that a growing number of Hispanics support the president. That support, however, was proving costly for one pro-Trump family business in Arizona.
The owners of a Mexican restaurant in Catalina are fending off social media attacks after appearing in the VIP area at Donald Trump’s Phoenix campaign rally last week.
A member of the Grupo de Palfeis Facebook group on Wednesday posted a screengrab image from the Feb. 19 rally that showed Sammy’s Mexican Grill owner Betty Rivas standing behind Trump, donning a red cowboy hat emblazoned with “Latinos Love Trump.”
That post on Grupo de Palfeis, which is a marketplace where its 109,000 members can advertise goods and services, attracted more than 230 comments — pretty much all of them negative.
The conversation then moved to Sammy’s restaurant’s social media including its Yelp and Google reviews.
The couple and their family business were inundated with “woke” hate and defended themselves admirably.
“Very ugly stuff. They are saying nasty stuff about the restaurant,” owner Jorge Rivas said Friday, a day after he and his wife posted a video on Facebook defending their rights as “naturalized American citizens” to vote, support and meet whomever they please.
“Just because we are Latinos, it doesn’t mean that we have to feel like every other Latino in this country,” Rivas said in the video. “We are individuals and we feel that we have the constitutional right to meet and support whoever we want.”
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President Trump heard about the backlash his supporters were facing and promptly defended them.
In fact, there has been an outpouring of support for this family business the “woke” left is trying to cancel.
Business is booming at a restaurant north of Tucson after owners say they stood up to online detractors.
That, and a tweet made from the President made for a busier than normal lunch rush Monday.
“Very humble, very emotional,” said Jorge Rivas owner of Sammy’s Mexican Grill in Catalina.
. . . . “I don’t feel that it is fair that they are receiving so much hate and anger because they have openly expressed how they feel,” said Raul Rodriguez from Sahuarita, who was at Sammy’s Monday.
. . . . “We are from San Tan Valley, never been here before we saw on the news they have had backlash so we came to show our support,” Lorna Nevitt said.
Rivas says he wasn’t trying to get publicity, but says he appreciates the support.
“For the people attacking us I will stand strong, they are wasting their time. I will stand strong, my family will stand strong, and the American people will stand strong behind us,” said Rivas.
After Betty Rivas was spotted in the audience at President Trump’s Feb. 19 rally in Phoenix, negative reviews began hitting the Facebook page for Sammy’s Mexican Grill.
That hurt business for several days, co-owner Jorge Rivas told “FOX & Friends” Sunday, but he said Saturday was a “very good day” for sales.
. . . . Jorge Rivas told “FOX & Friends” that they have “never denied … what we stand for and what we believe.”
“We know that it’s important for us to stay active, to say what we feel,” he continued. “I personally feel that to me, staying quiet and saying, oh I’m not going to express my opinion because they might attack me, that will go against what I believe, that will go against what America stands for.”
Dozens of positive reviews flowed in Sunday morning.
“Wonderful restaurant!” wrote one reviewer. “Great prices and greater food! The wonderful owners are the epitome of the American dream!”
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