The owner of Dallas’s Le Bilboquet restaurant, Stephan Courseau, feels “betrayed and sad” because Donald Trump Jr. took a photo with a giant cookie decorated with a distorted image of former president Barack Obama.
Trump Jr. posted the photo on Instagram of himself and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during an event at the restaurant. Courseau wasn’t present at the time, but after social media users threatened to boycott the restaurant over Trump Jr.’s photo, he issued an apology on Facebook.
“Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz were attending a birthday celebration of one of our regular patrons who rented out our venue for a private event,” Courseau wrote. “The party was not for either one of them nor was it any kind of partisan rally. Unfortunately, I was not working yesterday and could not intervene in the unfortunate circumstances that unfolded but I believe I owe you an explanation and an apology.”
Courseau further mentions that his restaurant did not bake the cookie. He also added that he is French and his wife is Mexican, and that they “believe in universal values of love, respect and tolerance” that they have found in the city of Dallas.
“Our friends and patrons represent a wide spectrum of American beliefs including: Republicans, Democrats, and Independents,” he wrote. “What brings them together is the same belief that we can live together with love, respect and tolerance. I made America my home a long time ago because of these values that embody the real American dream.”
The Instragram post of Trump Jr. and Cruz can be viewed below:
With friends like these… some good friends decided that while my birthday is not for 2 weeks that they would get me an early 40th birthday cake. And what birthday is complete without an Obama cake? I figured it was so good that I would have to share it with Ted. 😂🇺🇸😂🇺🇸😂 #tx #texas #birthday #tedcruz #obama #cake
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