Jewish woman says Mexican restaurant kicked her out for backing Trump

Marcy Oster

Esther Levy said she was kicked out of a restaurant for supporting Donald Trump. (Facebook)

Esther Levy said she was kicked out of a restaurant for supporting Donald Trump. (Facebook)

(JTA) — A Jewish woman alleged that she and her companion were ejected from a Mexican restaurant in upstate New York because they support Donald Trump.

Esther Levy, 61, told the New York Post on Tuesday that she was kicked out of the Cancun Inn in the hamlet of Sugar Loaf, some 65 miles from New York City, for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and a Trump campaign button. She was accompanied by a retired local judge, Alvin Goldstein.

Levy said the waitress served the couple two sangrias and then returned and asked them to leave, according to the Post. She said a man who identified himself as a co-owner of the restaurant harangued her and the judge for their support of Trump.

“He said, ‘We don’t serve Trump supporters here. Get out of here and never come back,’ ” she told the Post.


Trump has repeatedly called to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States.

Chris Campos, son of the owner, Israel, said Monday in a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page that Levy and Goldstein were asked to leave “because they were being rude to the staff and rowdy due to intoxication.” The post said the owner is “personally looking into the facts based on what our staff witnessed and what’s been posted here on Facebook” and has asked Levy and Goldstein to call him so he can hear their side of the story.

Levy, who told the newspaper that she has been a Cancun Inn patron for 25 years, told the Post: “They made it very clear why we were kicked out. It was because I was a Trump supporter, and that’s it.”

Another local Trump supporter, Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, told the Post that he planned to spread the word about the incident and encourage a boycott of the restaurant.

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