Over the weekend, celebrity chef José Andrés attacked the president’s daughter on social media because he thought she barred him from joining the elite crowd gathered inside for the 105th Alfalfa Club dinner’s exclusive after party, and later found out he was wrong about that.
The chef tweeted something scathing,r claiming that his entry to Washington D.C.’s prestigious Cafe Milano was denied because Ivanka Trump said she didn’t want him there.
However, Andrés was wrong – he is not on the list of invited guests, but assumed he had the clout to enter Cafe Milano regardless.
When he found out that he actually didn’t have the pull he thought he did, he blamed Ivanka Trump on Twitter, while calling out Cafe Milano owner Franco Nuschese and tagging the Washington Post.
Thank you @CafeMilanoDC Franco Nuschese! I was a guest of the #alfalfaclubdinner2018 “everyone”welcome to the after party, but I’m the only individual not allow in? Is because @IvankaTrump told you so? You should be ashamed of yourself Franco.@washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/iJ5wQM18Z6
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) January 28, 2018
The tweet has over 12,000 retweets and over 28,000 likes, after which, so many mocked Ivanka and suggested that Café Milano should be boycotted.
The result of Andrés’ wrong assumption is one a horrific media attack on Ivanka, and a few headlines depicting her as an insensitive monster.
On the other hand, Ivanka was so shocked by what happened that she even reached out to him to tell him that she has nothing to do with this terrible situation. Nuschese reached out as well and apologized, saying this turned out to be one big “misunderstanding”.
According to Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor, MSM is “hysterical” but “not in a funny way” and even pointed an example – the chef’s initial reaction. This is what he stated for Fox News:
“They look like Chicken Little screaming, ‘The sky is falling’ and they are wrong – the only thing that is falling is their believability. This story is a mix of media and typical D.C. ego. The chef had his ego hurt by not being invited to an after party, so decided to throw a tantrum, and media by default began treating it like it’s legitimate news.”