Many Americans are angry and frustrated with President Joe Biden, especially after he left Americans behind at the Kabul airport, but one Florida restaurant owner is taking action to show her support for those Americans left in Afghanistan.
Restaurant owner Angie Ugarte, posted a sign outside the front door of her restaurant telling Biden supporters to dine elsewhere, citing the way he handled the American military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The sign read, “If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept, and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere.”
“It was the only thing I felt like I could do,” said Ugarte.
Like many Americans right now, Ugarte said she was “angry” when she learned about the death of our servicemen and women.
Ugarte has run the diner for five years and said many of the diner’s regular customers are veterans and she’s decided to dedicate a wall in her restaurant to honor veterans and their families as her way of showing her support.
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“If you really, really still stand behind what’s allowed this to happen and the way it happened – which was unnecessary – then I really don’t want to be associated with you in any way and I certainly don’t want your business,” she said
Many of Ugarte’s patrons say they are in support of her action though there are some who do not, looks like those are the ones that will be “dining” elsewhere.
“I’ve had people come to the door and look at it and turn around and walk away. And I’ve had people come into the kitchen while I’m cooking and say, ‘Hey, I love your sign,” Ugarte said.
Resident Louis Vasquez said, “I wouldn’t go there. I don’t appreciate it, while another resident, Serenity Smith said, Ugarte “has the right to not let anybody in the restaurant that supports a certain view.”
When asked just how long she intended to leave the sign posted, Ugarte responded by saying that there are still Americans stranded in Afghanistan.