On Sunday, guests at the Sette Mezzo restaurant on the Upper East Side got a little more than they bargained for when Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was spotted lashing out at a fellow patron for voting for Donald Trump.
Schumer was at the upscale Italian restaurant with friends when he came across the former U.S. secretary of health, education, and welfare under President Jimmy Carter, Joseph A. Califano Jr., and his wife, Hillary, who is also the daughter of CBS founder and chair William Paley, Page Six reported.
According to a witness, Schumer followed the couple out of the restaurant asking Hillary how she could vote for Trump.
Hillary confirmed the incident with Page Six saying that Schumer was “really rude.”
“Yes, I voted for Trump. Schumer joined us outside and he told me Trump was a liar. I should have told him that Hillary Clinton was a liar, but I was so surprised I didn’t say anything,” Hillary said.
However, another witness told Page Six that it was a “pleasant conversation” which continued outside since everyone was leaving at the same time.
“[He] and his wife ate at the café on Sunday, engaging in unremarkable conversation with patrons who approached their table. There were no heated exchanges with anyone,” a spokesman for Schumer said.