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WH Spox Responds to De Niro Banning Trump From Nobu: POTUS Will Eat at ‘His Many Properties’ Instead

In light of Nobu’s owner — actor Robert De Niro — banning President Donald Trump from dining at the upscale sushi restaurant, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox Business host Dagen McDowell that the president will just go to “one of his many properties around the country and globe” and eat there instead.

De Niro — owner of the posh sushi chain that has become iconic in pop culture due to its in a song by rappers Drake and Future, along with the Kardashian family’s frequent patronage — announced this week that Trump is not welcome at his establishments, even saying that he’d “walk out” if the president showed up.

“I don’t think president is planning on attending a dinner at Nobu anytime soon,” Gidley said in response to De Niro’s decision. “Look, Hollywood people grandstand all the time.”

Ironically, Gidley went on to call Hollywood’s liberal celebrities “elitists” who don’t care about the “American people” for bashing the president, but then immediately pointed out that Trump himself is an elitist who can have “great dinners” at the White House or “go to one of his many properties around the country and globe.”

“He’s not stopping at Nobu anytime soon,” he added.

McDowell chimed in to agree with the White House flack, condemning “left-wing celebrities” for not doing enoug philanthropy with their “big mouth.”

Watch above, via Fox Business.

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