"A U.S. Army veteran says the manager of a Cedar Hill, Texas, Chili's restaurant took away his free Veterans Day meal after a fellow customer questioned his status as a former soldier.
Ernest Walker took to Facebook on Friday to share a video along with a description of the incident, where it has since racked up nearly half a million views.
"I was approached by an old white guy, maybe in his 70s, with a Trump Shirt, at Chili's on Veteran's Day yesterday," he wrote. "He asked if I was in the 24th unit, and I said 'no the 25th.' TRICK QUESTION. He said he was in Germany, and that they did not let Blacks serve over there."
Walker, who was accompanied by his service dog Barack, said that the manager, Wesley Patrick, then approached him and told him that another guest said he "was not a real soldier because I had my hat on indoors."
Unfortunately, this did nothing to convince the manager that Walker was an actual veteran.
"Instead he followed up with 'the guest also said your dog is not a service dog,'" Walker wrote. "Barack had his Red Service Vest on, and his Certified Service Tags. I was sitting for 35 minutes prior with Barack beforehand. At this point I was grossly offended embarrassed dehumanized and started Recording...Mr. Wesley snatched my food away."
In response to the incident, Brinker International, which owns Chili's, said in a statement to KDFW: "Our goal is to make every guest feel special and, unfortunately, we fell short on
ay where we serve free meals as a small token to honor our Veterans. We are taking this very seriously and the leaders in our company are actively involved with the goal of making it right." [Source]
Mr Walker, I thank you for your service, sir. Please do not let the forces of evil and hatred steal your joy and your chance to live free in a country that you helped to create.
Oh, and for the record, Donald trump who pretended to love Veterans when he was on the campaign trail conning his minions,did not attend one Veterans Day celebration as our president elect. But I digress.
Anyway, I am sure that people like Ernest Walker did not serve their country so that the president elect would make a known racist and anti -Semite his most trusted adviser.
By elevating a scumbag like Steve Bannon to such a position, Donald trump has just made it clear to the American people that he does not want the country to be unified.
But I get it. If you are a man that thinks it's cool to assault and grope women, it's not so much of a stretch to say that you are going to bond with a man who was accused of attacking and choking his ex- wife.
So with all due respect to Crystal Wright (a woman who makes Aunt Jemima look like Angela Davis) picking Steve Bannon is not some kind of shrewd political payback, it was a tone deaf selection that misses the political reality and climate of hate and divisiveness in this country.
Maybe as a result of said divisiveness, another clueless sister claims that she has been abandoned by her black friends for supporting trump. Sadly, she says that it actually brought her to tears.
May I suggest to her, though, that if the man she chooses to support did not have such disdain for black folks, some of her black friends would probably still be around.
Sorry Omarosa, when you make a deal with the devil you have to live with the consequences.
“I was called every single racial slur in the book that you could direct towards an African-American by African-Americans,” Omarosa said. “I will never forget the people who turned their backs on me when all I was trying to do was help the Black community. It’s been so incredibly hard.”
I need a break!