(USA Features) A Florida diner owner had to close early this week after posting a sign telling supporters of the “worthless and inept” Biden administration to eat somewhere else because she sold out of food.
DeBary Diner owner Angie Ugarte posted a sign to her business that said, “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.”
Ugarte put the sign up after 13 U.S. military personnel were killed in a suicide bombing outside the international airport in Kabul last week.
“It was the only thing I felt like I could do,” she told a local news outlet.
“I was just angry; I was just let down,” she continued.
“I felt like one of those mothers or wives or sisters who were going to get that knock on the door,” Ugarte added.
Two female Marines were also killed in the attack.
“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,” she told Fox35, adding that the reaction to the sign has been mixed.
“I’ve had people come to the door and look at it and turn around and walk away. And I’ve had people come into the kitchen while I’m cooking and say, ‘Hey, I love your sign,'” she told the outlet.
“I wouldn’t go there. I don’t appreciate it,” one local resident, Louis Vasquez, told the local outlet.
But resident Serenity Smith countered, “She has the right to not let anybody in the restaurant that supports a certain view.”
Still, Ugarte was forced to close her diner early on Wednesday after she put the sign up because she ran out of food to serve, the New York Post reported.
“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,” Ugarte told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
“I think that the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I’m getting donations,” she added.
“We wanted to come over here and thank you personally,” said Vietnam Veterans of America Florida State Council member Rod Phillips said.
In taking Ugarte’s hand as the two of them stood in front of the diner, which is located in strip mall, Phillips added: “I respect the presidency of the United States, but this could have been handled much better, much better.”
“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,” he continued.
President Joe Biden and his administration have been roundly criticized by Republicans and Democrats over the turbulent, deadly manner in which the withdrawal from Afghanistan last week was handled.