A D.C. Restaurant’s Feeling The Infamy After Hosting An Alt-Right Event

RealClear Staff

            

     D.C.’s Maggiano’s made an official apology after hosting a white-nationalist alt-right event entailing praise of Adolf Hitler.

[Photo: Maggiano's Little Italy]

The Alt-Right outfit flocked to the Friendship Heights establishment in a conferenced effort to celebrate President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory. Protestors tried to disrupt the ceremonial meal but were escorted out by police.

Following the National Policy Institute’s feast, Maggiano’s formal apology stated it was the “inadvertent site” of the protest. They closed their doors for the safety of the staff and guests. “This was a last-minute booking made Friday afternoon, and the reservation was made under a different name, therefore we were not aware that NPI was dining with us or what the group represents,” 51-restaurant-chain-president Steve Provost said in a social-media statement.

Their statement also cited a tweet sent by an “an attendee...in which she made a ‘Sieg Heil salute’ in support of Hitler and white supremacy. This expression of support of Hitler is extremely offensive to us, as our restaurant is home to Teammates and Guests of every race, religion and cultural background.”

[Source: Twitter]

The statement also entailed Maggiano’s making a $10,000 donation (the profits from Friday’s dinner) to the D.C. office of the Anti-Defamation League, “which for decades has been working to bring people together in peace and understanding.”

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