Restaurant Refuses To Host Rally For GOP Candidate Featuring Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr. is having problems finding a venue to stump for Republican Matt Rosendale’s campaign. A restaurant in Bozeman, Montana has refused to host a gathering featuring Junior and his girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle. Rosendale, who is challenging Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) in the 2018 midterm elections, calls himself a ‘Trump conservative’ in his bio, but previously referred to himself as a “rancher” even though there is no evidence that he’s ever been a rancher. His feigned experience in ranching had to eventually be scrubbed from his profile.

But now, Rosendale has another problem after his campaign announced on Tuesday morning that the pair would speak at the Midtown Tavern.

Jeff Wilcox, a manager at the restaurant and bar, said that he wasn’t aware of the event until it was announced and has no plans to host the rally. Wilcox told KMMS that the announcement was a “miscommunication” and that the restaurant “does not intend to take political sides.”

“We definitely don’t want to take political sides. That’s never our intention,” Wilcox said, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

Wilcox further said that he was reaching out to people to set the record straight and that they apologized for the announcement.

“That’s just not who we are. We just try to stay politically neutral,” Wilcox said. “We’re a restaurant.”

Trump’s sons haven’t made much of an impact on the vote in the past. In 2017, Junior joined his brother Eric to campaign for Senate hopeful Troy Downing in Montana.

That, however, didn’t work out very well with Downing only garnering less than 20 percent of the vote in the June primary.

Campaign spokesman for Jon Tester, Chris Meagher, responded to Rosendale’s out of state backers.

“Matt Rosendale can bring in other out-of-stater real estate developers who, like him, wish they were real Montanans, but he can’t hide from his record of voting against Montana’s veterans, voting against protecting access for Montana’s hunters and anglers, and rubber-stamping health insurance rate increases of up to 23 percent on Montanans,” Meagher said.

It’s a wise move on the restaurant’s part, after all, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was denied service at a Virginia eatery in June and that caused a firestorm of attention.  Also, aligning your establishment with the least popular president in the history of polling doesn’t seem like a very good idea.

Rosendale is behind by several points in recent polls.


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