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Sarah Sanders says restaurant owners in Virginia told her to leave



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Updated Jun 23, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

The White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, was told to leave a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia on Friday night, she said on Twitter on Saturday. Sanders said the owner of the Red Hen in the Shenandoah Valley asked her to leave because she works for President Trump.

"Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA, that I should go because I work for @ POTUS and I politely walked away.Your actions say far more about them than I always do my best to respectfully treat people, including those I disagree with, and will continue to do so, "Sanders tweeted on Saturday morning.

Someone who Said Sanders' server appeared to have previously posted on social media about the incident. This post was tweeted by Brennan Gilmore, managing director of Clean Virginia environmental group.

. @PressSec was thrown out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va, tonight. Obviously, the owner did not want to serve her and her party out of moral conviction. pic.twitter.com/jr3bfiY3XY

– Brennan Gilmore (@brennangmilmore) June 23, 2018

The Red Hen, about 200 miles outside of Washington, DC, is a farm-to-table American restaurant. CBS News has reached the restaurant.

Lexington is a relatively small town in Virginia, home to the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

Apparently, social media users have confused a restaurant called Red Henne with Restaurant Virginia. The disconnected D.C. restaurant issued this statement on Twitter: