Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, apparently loves tacos and asked Univision host, Enrique Acevedo, “What do you think, you own tacos now or something?” over Attorney General Jeff Session’s restaurant drama.
The love for tacos comes after the two were discussing a Mexican restaurant that received backlash from liberals for serving Sessions.
Security is making themselves known outside El Tiempo on Navigation after the Mexican restaurant’s post has sparked controversy. The business hosted AG Sessions while he was in Houston. What do you think of the restaurant’s post? pic.twitter.com/oot6TjeSZr
— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) August 11, 2018
“There is something to be said about a man … about Jeff Sessions and the moral contradictions of a man that led the charge to dehumanize and criminalize immigrants and then suddenly shows up at a Mexican restaurant to order huevos rancheros. That’s like Cuban officials going to a McDonald’s to order a Big Mac after a speech on American imperialism,” Acevedo said on Fox News.
According to The Daily Signal, “El Tiempo” owner, Roland Laurenzo, wrote in a follow-up post on Facebook about serving Sessions without “thinking about the political situations.” The restaurant has since temporarily disabled their social media accounts.
“El Tiempo does not in any way support the practice of separating children from parents or any other practices of the government relative to immigration … The only thing on our minds was serving great food and giving great customer service … this has lead [sic] to everyone jumping to conclusions that somehow we are involved in this political matter.”
“I think what people are pointing out, the contradiction of attacking someone’s culture, someone’s story and then celebrating their food,” Acevedo added.
“I’m totally opposed to illegal immigration. I think that our legal immigration should be lower because the country is getting too volatile. Those are my sincere views,” Carlson said. “I also like Mexican food, since I grew up on the Mexican border. Should I be allowed to eat Mexican food?”
Then the conversation turns for Carlson’s love for tacos: “What do you mean their food? It’s American food.”
“What do you think, you own tacos now or something? I love this, it’s so crazy. Oh really? It sounds like you feel like you own tacos. I feel like I do, I feel like they’re an American food and I’m going to keep eating them even though I agree with Jeff Sessions.” Carlson said.
Other officials have received backlash at restaurants:
“No borders! No walls! Sanctuary for all!” protestors shouted at Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, as she dinned at a Mexican restaurant.
The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant because she worked for President Donald Trump.
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
The restaurant drama continues as officials try to eat at restaurants without getting into a political frenzy.