(TStarnes) – Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell was kicked out of a North Miami restaurant over the weekend because of his conservative political views.
Caldwell met with some friends for breakfast at Paradis Books and Bread on Saturday morning. When the owner of the restaurant overheard Caldwell and his friends discussing politics, she told them they were not welcome in her establishment.
“I can’t believe what just happened,” Caldwell wrote on Twitter. “I met up with friends for breakfast at Paradis Books and Bread in North Miami & while we were having discussions about politics we were told by the owner that we were not welcomed there because we aren’t politically aligned. Outrageous.”
I can't believe what just happened. I met up with friends for breakfast at Paradis Books and Bread in North Miami & while we were having discussions about politics we were told by the owner that we were not welcomed there because we aren't politically aligned. Outrageous.
— Gianno Caldwell (@GiannoCaldwell) January 21, 2023
The restaurant owner defended her decision to remove Caldwell in an Instagram post on the restaurant’s account which has now been made private.
According to Fox, the caption on the Instagram post alluded to Caldwell’s group.
“Their behavior and their words made other folks in the space as well as the one of us working very uncomfortable. We told them that our views don’t align, and that the language they were using was unwelcome in our space,” the caption said.
Caldwell slammed the restaurant in an appearance on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday.
“This situation reminds me of something that MLK said in 1963, a very simple truth. He said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ And what I experienced yesterday, me and some of my neighbors, who I’m just getting to know, was an injustice. It was a grave injustice,” the analyst told co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy.
Caldwell added that black conservatives have a “target” on their backs.
“This lady stared me down the entire time that I was in a restaurant. There’s a target on the backs of people who happen to be Black, who happen to be conservative, and it needs to come to an end,” he said.