Patriot Cafe Owner Bans Biden Supporters after Military Deaths in Afghanistan
Sign says Biden 'complicit in deaths' of service members - 'take your business elsewhere'
A patriotic cafe owner has banned supporters of Democrat Joe Biden from her Florida business over the recent deaths of U.S. military service members in Afghanistan.
DeBary Diner owner Angie Ugarte placed a sign in the window of her restaurant telling Biden voters to "take your business elsewhere."
The sign, displayed on the cafe's front door, reads:
"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. God bless America and God bless our soldiers."
"It was the only thing I felt like I could do," the pro-military business owner said.
"I was just angry," she explained.
"I was just let down.
"I felt like one of those mothers, or wives, or sisters who were gonna get that knock on the door."
The local news outlet reported that Ugarte isn't worried about losing more customers; she is worried about losing more lives in Afghanistan.
"If you really, really still stand behind what's allowed this to happen and the way it happened — which was unnecessary — then I really don't want to be associated with you in any way and I certainly don't want your business," said Ugarte, who has been operating the restaurant for about 5 years.
The owner noted that many of her regular customers are U.S. military veterans.
Inside the restaurant, Ugarte has an entire wall dedicated to their service.
"Our Local Heroes," reads a placard on the wall.
Below it are flags, stars and stripes decor, military insignia, and photos of service members.
Ugarte told WOFL on Monday that her message to Biden supporters has received mixed reviews, but she insisted on keeping it up for now.
"I've had people come to the door and look at it and turn around and walk away," she said.
"And I've had people come into the kitchen while I'm cooking and say, 'Hey, I love your sign.'"
A Google search of the diner Tuesday afternoon, however, showed that her message was resonating with local residents.
Google's wait time forecast indicated the restaurant was much "busier than usual."