President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
The owners of a Mexican restaurant in Arizona faced attack on social media after they were spotted at a Trump rally in Phoenix last week.
Betty Rivas, who owns Sammy’s Mexican Grill with her husband Jorge, was at the rally and that prompted attacks after her picture in a hat with “Latinos for Trump” was posted to a Facebook group.
Leftists then attacked the restaurant with fake bad Yelp and Google reviews.
“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.”
They also have gotten nasty phone calls.
This isn’t the first time they’ve faced nastiness for their support of Trump, they had a similar problem in 2016 when they also supported Trump. They even some vandalism last time in at their restaurant, in addition to the harassment.
Rivas says the people in the area know them, so it’s not had too big an impact on the restaurant. He said they had a few bad days, but then had a “very good Saturday.” Rivas said it isn’t going to make them change their mind or run them out of business.
On Sunday, they may have gotten a huge boost to the business – an endorsement from the president himself, lending a hand to help.
The food is GREAT at Sammy’s Mexican Grill in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to Betty & Jorge Rivas on doing such a wonderful job. I will try hard to stop by the next time I am in Phoenix. Support Sammy’s! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 1, 2020
Now, that’s pretty cool. Going to guess that they get a lot of business from that pretty high placed endorsement.