Trump Supporter Prods Chili Manager Into Removing Free Meal Given To Veteran
This is a damn travesty… We just celebrated Veteran’s Day Friday but apparently not everyone was up to the task of paying homage to our veterans.
This is Ernest Walker, a 47year-old veteran who went to Chili’s Grill and Bar in Cedar Hill Texas Friday for his free meal. Dressed in his Army uniform, he was approached by a man wearing a Trump t-shirt who said some pretty appalling things — but even worse it appears he made it his business to go and speak to the manager and have Walker’s free meal removed.
Here’s what happened according to Walker’s own Facebook post on the matter:
He also posted a video:
According to Dallas News reports Chili’s Grill and Bar said in a prepared statement that it has apologized and is “reaching out” to Walker.
“Our goal is to make every guest feel special and unfortunately we fell short on a day where we serve more than 180,000 free meals as a small token to honor our veterans and active military for their service, hence these actions do not reflect the beliefs of our brand,” the statement said. “We are taking this very seriously and the leaders in our company are actively involved with the goal of making it right.”
The restaurant replied to critics on Facebook with a similar message.
Walker told Dallas News Sunday afternoon that Chili’s hasn’t personally apologized to him.
“I need to be validated publicly,” he said.
Walker said he was stationed in Hawaii in the 25th Infantry Division during the late 1980s. He blames the reaction of the Chili’s manager to the prodding of the Trump supporter.
“I do believe that the election has changed the hearts and changed the motives of people so much so that he believed in his heart and mind after talking to the Trump supporter that I was stealing food,” Walker said.
We don’t know about y’all but it seems crystal clear to us that Mr. Wesley Patrick should not be manager at Chili’s Grill and Bar in Cedar Hill any longer. What’s also clear is that Chili’s doesn’t deserve our money. This is about as disrespectful as it gets. Businesses be aware you will be exposed for treating people like this!