Trump promotes the Mexican restaurant after the owners were accused of supporting him at the meeting in Arizona
Donald Trump tweeted his support for the owners of a Mexican restaurant in Arizona after being blasted on social media for attending his recent meeting in Phoenix and for wearing a Latinos Love Trump hat.
Betty Rivas, from Sonora, Mexico, got a sold-out brand in a Facebook group post that encircled her face during the February 19 event and identified her Tucson company Sammy’s Mexican Grill.
Rivas and her El Salvadorian husband Jorge – who was also part of the VIP section during the rally – discussed their treatment in a video Wednesday with the words: “We have the right to support the president and no one can intimidate us.”
On Sunday, POTUS promoted their company to its 73.2 million Twitter followers and tagged the Fox News morning show with the text: “The food is AWESOME at Sammy’s Mexican Grill in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to Betty & Jorge Rivas for the great work. I will do my best to stop the next time I am in Phoenix. Support Sammy! @foxandfriends. “
Jorge and Betty Rivas (pictured left and right) were blasted on social media to attend the recent Trump meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Betty Latinos Love Trump hat
Donald Trump tweeted Sunday: ‘Congratulations to Betty & Jorge Rivas for the great work they have done. I will do my best to stop the next time I am in Phoenix. Support Sammy! “
Betty Rivas, from Sonora, Mexico, received a sold-out brand in a Facebook group post that encircled her face during the February 19 event
Online responses show people asking questions about how to support Trump after putting children in cages, while others support the couple and their company, while claiming that Barack Obama did it first.
After their recent appearance in the rally, the established American citizens began to receive criticism, claim Mr and Mrs Rivas.
“Just because we are Latinos, this does not mean that we should feel like any other Latin in this country,” they said in the video that was shared online on Wednesday. “We are individuals and we feel we have the constitutional right to meet and support whoever we want.”
“There have also been calls that threatened us and made it difficult for us to support the president,” Jorge told Fox & Friends on Sunday.
‘The first day, a few days, it goes down, but just like yesterday we had a very good day. People know that everyone as an American has the right to support whoever they want, they come out and support us in a way that luckily proved pretty good, “Jorge said.
But since then things have started again.
“People know us pretty well in this area. I feel more than everything they know who we are. We are not mean, bad or racist people, “said the father of three. “They know that what they see posted online is a lot of c ** p.”
Donald Trump told 73.2 million followers on Sunday: “The food is AWESOME at Sammy’s Mexican Grill in Phoenix, Arizona.”
They said that doing business initially declined after being branded as “malicious,” “racist,” and receiving negative phone calls and online responses. Sammy is pictured in the background of a Trump event in 2016
Rivas said the people who post negative comments about Sammy just waste their time. They are not going to achieve their goal of bankrupting us’.
The restaurant has organized events for Trump supporters in the past and claim to have been harassed since 2016 when he saw their “Latinos support D. Trump” sign.
But this time they have not received any threats of violence and the company has not had any small vandalism.
The recoil increased again on the Facebook market group Groupo de Palfeis when they appeared on TV directly behind Trump.
“We supported the president almost from day one,” Jorge said KOLD News 13 after the kickback. ‘Every rally he has had in Phoenix, she goes whether I go or sometimes we both go, this time we decided that we both wanted to go.
“People recognize her during the rally, they turn her face around her photo and say” oh this is the lady who owns the Mexican grill from Sammy. “
“Yesterday I had some guys who said,” You are – you are racists, you are bad, you are the worst of the worst, “Jorge continued.
He said commentators had shared “very ugly” and “nasty things about the restaurant.”
Jorge added, “We think it’s very important for everyone to say,” This is what I stand for “and in our case we are Republicans and we stand behind the President.
“I came to this country for liberties and I stand by it.”
Betty (right), from Mexico, and her husband, from El Salvador, first came to the attention by holding a ‘Latinos support D. Trump’ sign during a rally in 2016
Naturalistic American citizens say they have the right to express their political opinion