When Junior Mint Met Salt Bae


President Trump’s large adult son Don Jr. dined at Salt Bae’s restaurant in New York Thursday night.

Don Jr posted a video to Instagram of Salt Bae himself—wearing sunglasses, of course—carving what appears to be a fillet of steak.

“Looks good, man!” Don Jr groaned after Salt Bae topped his steak with a sprinkling of salt with his famed flourish.

Hitting up Salt Bae’s restaurant was an interesting move, considering the fact that the Turkish chef—Nusret Gokce—is now incredibly unpopular with the right. Senator Marco Rubio made a stink a few weeks ago when Gokce served a lavish steak dinner for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro at his restaurant in Istanbul.

“I don’t know who this weirdo #Saltbae is, but the guy he is so proud to host is not the President of #Venezuela,” said Rubio in a September 17 tweet. “He is actually the overweight dictator of a nation where 30% of the people eat only once a day & infants are suffering from malnutrition.”

And judging by the replies to Don Jr’s post, his stans are not amused: “That guy loves socialists and communists so not sure why you would eat there…”; “Didn’t this guy cook for the dictator of Venezuela a few weeks back while the rest of the country is starving?”; “Cmon man. Shows you are deaf. Unfollow.”


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