If you are among those who think Kirstjen Nielsen’s decision to dine Tuesday night at a Mexican restaurant was not so much “tone deaf,” as some media outlets have reported, as “deliberate Trump-base-revving stunt,” you are in good company.
Nielsen, apparently deciding she had a craving for Mexican food Tuesday night, headed to MXDC for dinner, when activists approached her table, shouting “Not in D.C.” etc. She and her body guards left and got into the vehicle parked immediately outside. It was reminiscent of that stunt last fall when Veep Mike Pence and Mother flew to an Indianapolis Colts vs San Francisco 49ers game, so they could turn around and walk out when about 20 49ers kneeled during the national anthem. President Donald Trump bragged, after that caper, that he had orchestrated it.
MXDC, in downtown Washington, D.C. is located directly across from the National Press Club, and spitting distance from the White House. On its web site, it promises to create a “memorable experience for diners,” who got more than their share last night.
Nielsen reacted to her trauma by retweeting this:
Homeland Security @SecNielsen did a fabulous job yesterday at the press conference explaining security at the border and for our country, while at the same time recommending changes to obsolete & nasty laws, which force family separation. We want “heart” and security in America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2018
Here’s some footage of her made-for-sharing dinner:
#inners DHS Sec Nielsen had the AUDACITY to eat at a Mexican restaurant in DC tonight as she rips immigrant families apart. Luckily, @mdc_Dsa and @dc_iww was there to remind her of the SHAME of what she’s doing. WATCH and RT https://t.co/AwHNWZ2sBI
— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) June 20, 2018