Chef Anthony Bourdain To Boycott Trump’s DC Hotel Restaurant
According to an interview with Eater Magazine, Chef Anthony Bourdain has announced that he will be boycotting Donald Trump’s newest restaurant addition inside his Washington D.C. hotel.
Bourdain, the star of Destination Unknown and No Reservations, did not hold back when he was asked about his thoughts on Donald Trump.
“I’m not saying I know the guy personally, not like I’d hug him, but I’m saying that as a New Yorker, we pretty much are neighbors, and my many years of living in his orbit have not left me with a favorable impression, let’s put it that way.”
He went on to poke fun at the fact that Charles in Charge’s Scott Baio was the biggest celebrity name that Trump could seem to draw at the Republican National Convention that was held during the 2016 presidential race.
While this is actually a fairly valid point, that the majority of Hollywood, including the big name stars like Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, and Rober De Niro were big time supporters of the Democratic Party, all of the celebrity star power from American musicians, actors, actresses, and talk show hosts were not enough to put Hillary Clinton in the White House.
Hollywood even put out an anti-Trump PSA, trying to convince the rest of the country to pull the lever for Hillary.
The response video to the Hollywood PSA was hilarious:
Anthony Bourdain, when asked about what he thought about the fact that Alessandro Borgognone would be opening up a Sushi Nakazawa inside of Donald Trump’s DC hotel, he responded with,
“I will never eat in his restaurant. I have utter contempt for him, utter and complete contempt…”
He said that it was not helpful to open a restaurant inside of a contentious hotel,
“When they come and ask you, ‘Are you with us?’ you do have an option.
You can say, ‘No thanks, guys. I don’t look good in a brown shirt. Makes me look a little, I don’t know, not great. It’s not slimming.'”
The CNN celebrity chef also took a shot at the Democrats who were attacking those in the “fly-over states” who had supported Donald Trump.
“But I think to mock constantly, as so much of the left has done — to demonize, to ridicule, to treat with abject contempt people who live in a very different America than they live in — is both ugly and counterproductive.”
He later urged the current violent protesters and demonstrators to stop because, given what happened in the sixties, this sort of behavior was likely to result in consequences that they do not intend.
“…I remember that the result is that you get Nixon — twice! By landslides! And we got him even after Watergate.”
What’s interesting about this idea is that Hillary Clinton could be argued to be so much worse than Nixon. Nixon was impeached for deleting 18 minutes of audio. Hillary Clinton destroyed over 30,000 subpoenaed emails and multiple electronic devices.
Do you agree with Chef Anthony Bourdain’s comments?