Two female Trump supporters accused Carmine’s restaurant in New York City, whose owners are Jewish, of discriminating against their political and religious beliefs by making them wait in a two-hour line because they did not have a reservation on a busy Saturday night.
In the video, two young women wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and t-shirts complained that they were forced to wait for two hours because they were Jewish Trump supporters.
“So we got turned down as two Jewish women,” one of the women said. “Just got turned down in a restaurant in New York!”
The video was shared on Twitter by right-wing activist Charlie Kirk and Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
Trump supporters denied service!@CarminesNYC denies business to two Jewish beautiful Trump supporting women patriots because of their “MAGA hats”
People lose their jobs, get denied service, and assaulted for supporting @realDonaldTrump
FIGHT BACK THIS TUESDAY!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 5, 2018
Carmine’s said in a statement on Monday that the accusation was completely false.
“Carmine’s, whose owners are Jewish, did not turn away anyone based on politics/religion,” the restaurant wrote on its Twitter account. “There was a two-hour wait Saturday, the night before the NYC Marathon when we served pasta to people from all walks of life. Those without a reservation were asked to wait due to space available.”
Carmine's, whose owners are Jewish, did not turn away anyone based on politics/religion. There was a 2 hour wait Saturday, the night before the NYC Marathon when we served pasta to people from all walks of life. Those w/out a reservation were asked to wait due to space available
— Carmine's NYC (@CarminesNYC) November 5, 2018