White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will start receiving Secret Service protection.
NBC Correspondent Peter Alexander tweeted Tuesday, citing a law enforcement official, “The Secret Service will begin providing security at the home of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, on a temporary basis.”
This development comes less than a week after Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia, an incident that “has since sparked a national conversation on civility and public service in the age of Trump,” notes CNN.
Sanders tweeted about the experience on Saturday: “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.”
And on Monday, President Trump weighed in, calling the restaurant, “dirty.”
“The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!”