Former President Donald Trump promised “meals for everybody” at a well-known Cuban restaurant in Miami following his federal arraignment on Tuesday, however left others to pay the invoice.
Trump, 77, made an surprising cease at Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana, pausing briefly for prayers, “Happy Birthday” needs and a few meals for his employees, however was later accused by an nameless supply of stepping out earlier than choosing up the examine, the left-wing Miami New Times reported.
“Food for everybody,” the present GOP frontrunner shouted to the Republican-friendly crowd when he entered the eatery, a mainstay of Miami’s Cuban exile group.
“President Trump was very enthused and really appreciative to the household at Versailles Restaurant for welcoming him this week,” a Trump spokesperson advised The Post Thursday. “At the top of President Trump’s go to he provided to purchase meals for the group of attendees contained in the restaurant, however when President Trump left, the attendees adopted him exterior and didn’t place orders themselves.”
“Campaign advance crew members paid for the to-go meals bought, and there have been no unpaid tabs. President Trump appears to be like ahead to returning quickly!” the spokesperson added.
A Versailles supervisor couldn’t be reached for remark.
Senior adviser Jason Miller posted an image on Twitter exhibiting that the marketing campaign crew left with meals of their very own, saying, “Takeout, Versailles version!”
Trump didn’t eat any of the Cuban delights himself, however feasted on McDonald’s later in his aircraft, The New York Times reported.
Former MMA fighter Jorge Masvidal introduced “all people’s favourite president of all time” had come as he embraced Trump, and the Versailles patrons broke out right into a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
“Some birthday … we’ve got a authorities that’s uncontrolled,” Trump groused in response.
The former president, who turned 77 on Wednesday, additionally paused for prayers with a pastor and rabbi.
“President Trump visits Café Versailles and is greeted by supporters and the Hispanic group as they prayed with him. They all know it is a witch-hunt!” Trump spokesman Steven Cheung tweeted.
“Thank you Miami,” Trump posted on his Truth Social account as he left Little Havana. “Such a heat welcome on such a SAD DAY for our Country!”
The forty fifth president was arraigned earlier within the day on 37 counts at Miami federal court docket for his alleged mishandling of categorized paperwork after leaving the White House. He pleaded not responsible to all costs.
The café look was Trump’s solely public outing earlier than heading north to his golf membership in New Jersey, the place he obtained one other heat welcome from supporters and delivered a speech denouncing his “political persecution” by the hands of Special Counsel Jack Smith.
“They must drop this case instantly, as a result of they’re destroying the nation,” the forty fifth president mentioned throughout a half-hour handle.