The Sink Surprised By Donald Trump Jr.’s Announced Stop

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Donald Trump Jr. announced a campaign stop at The Sink in Boulder to meet with his father’s supporters on Monday.

The only thing is, no one told The Sink.

“Normally, organizations ask permission to use our property – we would like to make it clear that the Trump campaign has not asked for our permission or made any attempt to contact us. We did not organize this event to happen.”

President Barack Obama greets patrons at The Sink on April 24, 2012, in Boulder. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama greets patrons at The Sink on April 24, 2012, in Boulder. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Staff, instead, found out through the local news that the stop was scheduled.

On Facebook, The Sink posted that they “got this big surprise today,” and asked how they should handle it.

Comments on the post, and another one, generally encourage The Sink to treat him like any other customer.

“He is a paying customer just like anyone else, right?” one poster commented. “I would give him the same amount of service and publicity you give any other customer.

In their statement, The Sink said they “are humbled by the dignitaries and celebrities that have visited (and worked for) us over our long history, and we treat this visit no differently.”

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“Discrimination is still a primary issue in our society, and we will not engage in discriminatory behavior by refusing a guest to dine with us,” they go on to say.

As referenced in their statement, The Sink has long been a favorite stop of celebrities and dignitaries when visiting Boulder.

In 2012, President Obama made a surprise pitstop.

A photo from that visit with Madalyn Starkey went viral.

(credit: Madalyn Starkey)

(credit: Madalyn Starkey)

FULL STATEMENT FROM THE SINK ON POLITICAL APPEARANCES:

The Sink would like to thank the Denver Post and the Daily Camera for making us aware of the Trump campaign’s plans to use our restaurant as a campaign location while Donald Trump Jr. is in Boulder, Colo. Normally, organizations ask permission to use our property – we would like to make it clear that the Trump campaign has not asked for our permission or made any attempt to contact us. We did not organize or encourage this event to happen.

We are humbled by the dignitaries and celebrities that have visited (and worked for) us over our long history, and we treat this visit no differently.

Discrimination is still a primary issue in our society, and we will not engage in discriminatory behavior by refusing a guest to dine with us – we are not supportive of holding campaign events in or on our premises.

We understand that this event will trigger anger in some people. We hope that they will direct their energy toward this very important election, and hope they view The Sink as an organization that is willing to remain accessible to all political and personal viewpoints.

Go vote!

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