Outspoken Obama Critic Geoffrey Zakarian Pulls Restaurant From Trump DC
Borgata room service consultant and Food Network game show regular Geoffrey Zakarian is the latest chef to abandon Donald Trump. An outpost of his restaurant The National was supposed to be that place you ate when you couldn’t get a table at the outpost of Jose Andres‘ Bazaar concept. When Andres pulled out of the Trump International Hotel currently under construction at the Old Post Office Pavilion, Zakarian’s restaurant became the property’s prestige dining experience but that’s got to be way too much pressure, plus Donald Trump is a racist, so Zakarian has withdrawn from the project.
But on Thursday, he said in a written statement that “the recent statements surrounding Mexican immigrants by Donald Trump do not in any way align with my personal core values.”
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