After Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz took some Instagram photos at a birthday party that went viral, the owner of the restaurant they attended felt the need to apologize publicly.
Trump Jr. and Cruz were attending the birthday party of a mutual friend (according to the restaurant owner) at Le Bilboquet in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday night.
Someone brought a cookie cake with Barack Obama’s face on it as a joke, and photos of Cruz and Trump Jr. posing with it went viral.
“And what birthday is complete without an Obama cake? I figured it was so good that I would have to share it with Ted,” Trump Jr. wrote in an Instagram caption.
It appears the restaurant received some backlash for hosting the notable conservatives, because the restaurant owner, Stephan Courseau, felt the need to apologize.
Here is some of what the owner wrote:
“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.”
“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.”
I am truly sorry that such distasteful events happened at our venue and that these circumstances brought me to write this statement today.”