The owner of a West Palm Beach, Florida diner called a Democrat congresswoman who targeted his business a “Marxist” on the Todd Starnes Show Monday.
Richard Kline, City Diner’s owner, said he has served Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) for years with no problems.
Frankel came barging into his diner one day when she found out he put up a Republican primary candidate poster for Deborah Adeimy that said “retire Lois Frankel” on it.
She called Kline “Mr. Trump” and pointed her finger at him, threatening to boycott his business. The exchange was caught on camera, which you can view below.
“In my opinion, these aren’t Democrats anymore because my grandparents were Democrats…These people now we’re dealing with are Marxist, they’re Communists. It’s either their way or the highway, and we know what that’s all about it,” Kline told host Todd Starnes.
“I said to her, ‘We’re Americans first,'” Kline said about Frankel.
The conservative businessman said it’s time to get rid of Marxists in the country.
“My grandparents were Democrats, but they wouldn’t run around hating their neighbors…It just doesn’t make sense. In the old days, Tip O’Neill and Ronald Reagan, they fought all day long, but they had a beer at the end of the day. They didn’t have to hate each other just because we don’t agree politically. It’s the only way this country is going to heal. We come together, we work together and get rid of these Marxists,” Kline said.
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Despite Kline’s threat to discourage people from visiting his diner, Kline said he’s had a lot of new customers.
“I’ll serve everybody,” he added. “It doesn’t matter if you’re Democrat or Republican or Independent. It doesn’t matter. I serve good food and I serve it to everyone.”
Fox News host Sean Hannity, and other conservatives, have been regulars at Kline’s restaurant.
“The City Diner’s kind of become a conservative place to hang out,” he said.
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