Last weekend Donald Trump Jr. decided to connect with his inner moron — with the help of Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), by posting a picture on Instagram of himself mocking an image of former president Barack Obama emblazoned on a giant cookie. The image has since gone viral and has upset more than a few people, including the owner of the Dallas restaurant where the photo was taken, Mediaite reports.
With friends like these… some good friends decided that while my birthday is not for 2 weeks that they would get me an early 40th birthday cake. And what birthday is complete without an Obama cake? I figured it was so good that I would have to share it with Ted. 😂🇺🇸😂🇺🇸😂 #tx #texas #birthday #tedcruz #obama #cake
Restaurant Owner Leaps Into The Fray
Stephan Corseau, the owner of Le Bilboquet, which is the restaurant in question, was upset by the utterly tasteless photo (pun not intended) and said so on his own Instagram account.
“Let me be clear, I share your indignation without any reservation,” Corseau said.
“Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz were attending a birthday celebration of one of our regular patrons who rented out our venue for a private event. The party was not for either one of them nor was it any kind of partisan rally.”
“Unfortunately I was not working yesterday and could not intervene in the unfortunate circumstances that unfolded but I believe I owe you an explanation and an apology.”
Dear Bilboquet Friends, This morning a lot of you have been shocked and appalled to hear that Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz celebrated a birthday of a friend at Le Bilboquet with a cake with our former president Barack Obama’s face on it. Let me be clear, I share your indignation without any reservation. Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz were attending a birthday celebration of one of our regular patrons who rented out our venue for a private event. The party was not for either one of them nor was it any kind of partisan rally. Unfortunately, I was not working yesterday and could not intervene in the unfortunate circumstances that unfolded but I believe I owe you an explanation and an apology. Someone that attended the party brought in an outside cake for Donald Trump Jr.’s upcoming birthday and we are not sure who that was. Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz took pictures with the cake and posted on social media outlets. We at Le Bilboquet feel betrayed and sad. Restaurant business is about creating a hospitable environment for all, a non-partisan, non-politicized, nondiscriminatory and respectful environment. The fact that guests decided to use our restaurant as a platform to promote, disrespect, and spread hatred goes against everything we stand for. On a personal note, I am French and my wife is Mexican. We both believe in universal values of love, respect and tolerance. Values that we have found within the Dallas community. Our friends and patrons represent a wide spectrum of American beliefs including: Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. What brings them together is the same belief that we can live together with love, respect and tolerance. I made America my home a long time ago because of these values that embody the real American dream. I am truly sorry that such distasteful events happened at our venue and that these circumstances brought me to write this statement today. It reminds us that a divide still exists and that we have to keep promoting our core values, so that events like these don’t happen again. While I am disappointed and hurt, I still think it is possible. Stephan Courseau Owner Le Bilboquet
The photo was taken at the eatery during a private birthday party for a patron who is a friend of Trump’s, and the Obama-emblazoned cookie cake came from outside the restaurant.
And this isn’t the first time Trump Jr. has upset people with his social media comments regarding sugary treats, GuideLive notes. During Halloween, he posted this tweet in an attempt to mock progressives.
I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017
He’s also taken to Twitter to mock Syrian refugees by comparing them to Skittles. And this is horrible. People aren’t candy, for criminy’s sake. He has cruelly hunted endangered animals alongside his equally worthless brother. It’s best to remember that like their father, these two men have few, if any, redeeming qualities.
So that photo of Trump Jr. sneering at Obama isn’t particularly shocking; it’s merely another example of how disgusting he is.
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