Restaurant Owner Faces Backlash After Appearing Onstage With Trump
At a campaign rally last week in Arizona, Donald Trump saw a woman holding a "Latinos Love D. Trump" sign in the audience, so he brought her onstage.
"I love her, I'm falling in love!" Trump said as the crowd cheered. "Melania, I'm falling in love with her!"
Betty Rivas, who owns Sammy's Mexican Grill in Tucson, says that in the days since she made headlines at the Trump rally, there have been calls to boycott her restaurant, and she has received threats and menacing phone calls.
On "Varney & Co." today, Rivas explained that many Latino and Hispanic people were upset about her sign, accusing her of being a racist.
She told Stuart Varney that she was just speaking for herself and her family, not all Latino people.
Rivas said that despite the fallout, she's still a Trump supporter. And he supports her too.
After Trump posted on Facebook about the death threats and calls to boycott, there has been a backlash to the backlash, and Sammy's is doing big business.
Rivas' husband, Jorge, said that the restaurant is about three times as busy as before his wife made headlines.
"People are saying, 'We don't agree with Trump, I'm not going to vote for him, but I stand with you because we agree that we should have the liberty to move around without anybody saying we want to hurt you if you do that,'" he said.
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