Jose Andres Cancels Restaurant Project at Donald Trump’s Washington DC Hotel

joseandres-e1342187354631#NOMASTRUMP continues. Chef Jose Andres, who operates every DC hotspot from Barmini to Minibar is no longer behind the Donald; Andres has backed out of opening the anchor restaurant in Donald Trump‘s $200MM Trump International Hotel (which is currently nearing completion with undocumented labor) in the Old Post Office Pavilion in the wake of Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric that’s already lost him a Trump Tower beer purveyor and gotten him banned from an Atlantic City pizzeria.

Per WaPo:

“Donald Trump’s recent statements disparaging immigrants make it impossible for my company and I to move forward with opening a successful Spanish restaurant in Trump International’s upcoming hotel in Washington, D.C.,” the statement reads. “More than half of my team is Hispanic, as are many of our guests.  And, as a proud Spanish immigrant and recently naturalized American citizen myself, I believe that every human being deserves respect, regardless of immigration status.”

Following in his father’s footsteps, Donald Trump Jr responded with plans to sue Andres for breach of contract, which would put Andres in line behind potential suits with Univision and NBC.

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