Staffers are now able to express political opposition but patrons are also able to express their opinion by refusing to dine at certain establishments.
In a Washington Post op-ed, Stephanie Wilkinson responded to an incident in which Eric Trump was spat on by an employee of a Chicago cocktail bar.
Wilkinson, who made national headlines by asking Sanders and her family to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia last June, wrote that "no one in the industry condones the physical assault of a patron" before going on to argue that businesses are also expected to adhere to a "code of ethics."
"The high-profile clashes rarely involve one citizen fussing at another over the entrees. It’s more often a frustrated person (some of whom are restaurant employees) lashing out at the representatives of an administration that has made its name trashing norms and breaking backs. Not surprising, if you think about it: You can’t call people your enemies by day and expect hospitality from them in the evening," she wrote.
"So when the day comes that the world feels returned to its normal axis, I expect we’ll see fewer highly charged encounters making headlines. In the meantime, the new rules apply. If you’re directly complicit in spreading hate or perpetuating suffering, maybe you should consider dining at home."