José Andrés Stumps for Clinton After Dumping Trump
On the day that Donald Trump was in Washington, D.C. to unveil his new Trump Hotel, José Andrés was campaigning for Hillary Clinton, more than a year after dropping out of the vendor contract for Trump Hotel. Andrés appeared at a Clinton rally in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday to introduce the Democratic presidential nominee to the crowd, according to The Washington Post.
“Today I could be in a certain hotel in Washington, D.C., opening a restaurant inside,” Andrés said in his introductory speech. “But here I am, not mentioning him, because we won’t mention him until he apologizes to every person he has insulted.”
Andrés was supposed to open a Spanish-American fusion restaurant inside the Trump Hotel in D.C. After Trump made headlines for his disparaging remarks about immigrants, both Andrés and his culinary colleague Geoffrey Zakarian dropped out of the deal. Donald Trump Jr. has sued both chefs for breach of contract, and they, in turn, have counter-sued him.
"Someone talks about making America great again? What? Who are you?" Andrés said to the cheering crowd. "Where've you been?"