Skip to comments.Anthony Bourdain Hits Back at Donald Trump, Defends Immigrants
Posted on 10/29/2015 4:25:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
'Every restaurant in America would shut down.'
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's strong stance on illegal immigration has already drawn serious backlash from the restaurant industry, and celebrity chefs JosÃ© AndrÃ©s and Geoffrey Zakarian have pulled restaurants from Trump's new Washington, D.C., hotel. Now ex-cook and current world-traveling TV host Anthony Bourdain is getting into the mix. Bourdain made an appearance on SiriusXM's StandUP With Pete Dominick and defended America's undocumented workers.
I grew up in the restaurant business â 30 years in the restaurant business. I came out of, like a lot of other white kids, I rolled out of a prestigious culinary institute and went to work in real restaurants. I walked into restaurants and always, the person who had been there the longest, who took the time to show me how it was done, was always Mexican or Central American. The backbone of the industry - meaning most of the people in my experience cooking, preparing your food. Twenty of those years in this business I was an employer, I was a manager employer. Never, in any of those years, not once, did anyone walk into my restaurant â any American-born kid â walk into my restaurant and say I'd like a job as a night porter or a dishwasher. Even a prep cook â few and far between. Just not willing to start at the bottom like that.
Bourdain went on to say that if Trump were to win the presidency and deport 11 million illegal immigrants, "every restaurant in America would shut down," and restaurant owners share his sentiment because "they'd be up the creek. ... It is really, really getting hard to find people to do the jobs."
It's not the first time Bourdain has commented on Trump. He previously said The Donald "offends me" and the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is "the enemy of the human spirit." Bourdain hasn't given his coveted endorsement for the 2016 election, but he threw his support behind Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008.
Bourdain has far too much regard for his own opinion.
Just shut up and fix me a sammich.
Who takes political advice from a short order cook?
Bourdain has always been admittedly liberal and very pro-immigration. I don’t agree with his politics, but I still like him.
Bourdain is jealous Trump has more viewers, better chefs and is funnier and funny-angrier than he is.
Bourdain = not on the radar screen...
Anthony! Look! There’s free drinks over there!
That should keep him busy for a little while.
He’s an arrogant pr!ck.
So illegal aliens are required to make every restaurant’s business model work? That’s interesting.
Your typical arrogant pr!ck is far less tedious than Mr Bourdain.
We should have flipped our own burgers.
I am so sick of this planned effort to rewrite Trump’s immigration operation. It always takes the form of deporting 11 million. This is BS. Trump has said countless times that he would send the families to a border site where they would be screened and if we want them, they would come back in with legal paper. So if you hypothetically had a family who owned a restaurant and had a good record with the law here, you would get the papers and the turnaround. The technical term is touch back. Trump has explained this, and I agree with the concept that we should have a say in who we get. It is not a bad plan.
When you have over 94,000,000 people out of a job; they will work in a restaurant .. if that’s all there is. And, while they’re doing that, they can continue their education and maybe go for a 2nd degree, or write a book, etc.
Obviously, Mr. Bourdain is a liberal.
There are several restaurants in my area I would not trust for illegals and hygiene.
I live pretty well without restaurants.
It’s a lot healthier for me.
Who-- Bourdain or Trump?
Stop calling illegal aliens immigrants. They have invaded our country. They are not noble savages. They bring disease and crime. They are here in violation of the law. The same laws/crimes that native born Americans go to jail for they are released.
Stop letting the left define the words we use.
Anthony Bourdain is entertaining but he is a crude and foul mouthed alcoholic who has no business vocalizing his ignorance.
Bourdain is nothing but a flabby lib who eats weird stuff for shock value.
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