Florida diner that posted note refusing service to Biden voters because of his botched Afghan withdrawal is forced to close after it SOLD OUT of food following a boom in customers.
Angie Ugarte posted the sign in the window of DeBary Diner in DeBary, Volusia CountyComes after Thursday’s attack by ISIS-K at Kabul airport that killed 13 US troopsNow, she says she’s seeing an outpouring of support, with patrons inundating the diner on Wednesday offering to buy meals for veteransThe support was so overwhelming that the diner ran out of food, forcing the diner to temporarily close due to the amount of donations and diners ‘I think that the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I’m getting donations’ she said of the outpouring of support. She intends to keep sign up as long as American’s still stranded in Afghanistan.
The Florida diner where the owner posted a sign turning away Joe Biden voters after 13 US troops were killed in Afghanistan has had to shut its doors – because so many people called to buy meals for veterans that the small business ran out of food.
‘I’ve gotten so many people calling me from all over the world, from Europe, trying to purchase meals for veterans, which I still haven’t been able to organize,’ said Angie Ugarte, who posted the sign in the window of the DeBary Diner in the central Florida city of DeBary.
‘I think that the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I’m getting donations.’
The sign told customers: ‘If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere,’ the sign read.
The business was temporarily closed Thursday due to the overwhelming amount of donations and diners the day before.
‘Hallelujah!’ a patron said upon noticing the diner had sold out of food following Wednesday’s rush of support.
That didn’t stop supporters from stopping by on Thursday, with one woman posing in front of the diner holding a Trump 2020 banner, while others coming from Daytona Beach, Hunter’s Creek near Kissimmee, and Monticello just east of Tallahassee.
Rod Phillips, a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Florida State Council, shook Ugarte’s hand for her support of military veterans.
‘We wanted to come over here and thank you personally,’ Phillips told Ugarte.
‘I respect the presidency of the United States, but this could have been handled much better, much better,’ he said.
‘Being a Vietnam veteran and combat-wounded, I don’t wish war on anybody. But there is a proper time and place to get out of there.’
‘One American is too many to be left behind enemy lines,’ he added.
Ugarte, who has owned the diner for five years, said she posted the sign last week after the suicide bombing by ISIS-K at Kabul airport that killed 13 US troops and nearly 200 civilians in Afghanistan.
She intends to keep the sign up as long as there are Americans still stranded in the country, adding she felt like it was ‘the only thing’ she could do to help the situation.
The owner said a lot of her regular customers at the diner are military vets, and has a wall inside featuring military decoration.
Reactions from her customers have been varied, and said some people ‘turn around and walk away’ while others have said they liked it.
She said: ‘If you really, really still stand behind what’s allowed this to happen in the way that it has happened — which was unnecessary — then I really, really don’t want to be associated with you in any way and I certainly don’t want your business.’
This comes after restaurants across the country have left powerful memorials of empty and full glasses of beer to pay tribute and raise funds for the fallen soldiers.
At one Ohio tavern near the home of one of the slain troops, a sign warned patrons: ‘Reserved for the 13 soldiers who never made it home’, and at a brewing company in New York, staff topped off the 13 reserved pints throughout the night to keep them cold and donated a portion of the restaurant’s proceeds to victims’ families.
The families of the soldiers gathered in Dover, Delaware, on Sunday where the remains of the 13 troops who died in a suicide bombing on Thursday arrived.
Biden was at the base for the dignified transfer of the fallen.
The fathers of two of the Marines killed in the bomb attack are blaming Biden for their deaths.
They said he turned his back on the troops on the ground with his chaotic evacuation attempt that made them sitting ducks for ISIS-K.
Among them were Navy Corpsman Max Soviak, Army Staff Sgt Ryan Knauss, and Marines Rylee McCollum, Kareem Nikoui, Jared Schmitz, Daegan Page and Taylor Hoover.
Ben Arlotta said he is furious at the Biden administration and blames the White House for putting soldiers in an unnecessarily dangerous position.
‘It’s a junk show, an absolute junk show. Not just for Rylee but for every serviceman and woman over there. They were put in a very terrible spot. In my opinion this entire circumstance has been mismanaged from every level,’ he told DailyMail.com.
‘The only thing I can hope for is that accountability isn’t forgotten. Because for the 13 men who were killed yesterday, heads need to roll for the way things have gone.