D.C. Restauranteurs Facing Tough Competition... Sue Donald Trump?!
Leftists live in a different world from the rest of us. Like a parallel universe, where sanity is chained in a dungeon. In Leftist Land, money grows on non-GMO trees, Islam is the sole source of peace and progress, and the number of genders is as infinite as time and space. Also, when your business loses customers, suing rival business owners is a viable option. Just ask these owners of a D.C. wine bar. They're suing President Trump...
The owners of a Washington wine bar have sued President Trump over what they claim is unfair competition, saying he is using the power of the presidency to lure business to his luxury hotel near the White House.
The action, filed in District of Columbia Superior Court late Wednesday, is the latest legal attempt to pressure Trump over the unprecedented potential conflicts presented by his worldwide business holdings — including the Trump International Hotel, in a former Post Office building that Trump is leasing from the federal government.
Pitts said that his restaurant, 1 ½ miles from Trump’s hotel, has lost business recently, though he offered no specific examples. He also acknowledged that his 70-seat restaurant faces tough competition from newer eateries in his neighborhood, a hotspot in Washington's booming restaurant scene.
Pitts, a social activist and former candidate for city council in Washington, owns the business with his wife, Diane Gross, a Democratic lawyer who once worked as counsel for former Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland.
Emphasis added. For obvious relevance, even though the little tidbits are buried further down the article.
So, in other words, they're suing Trump for having a better restaurant. They're suing Trump because there's a lot of competition in a city hot spot, but since Trump is president and the media hates him, tis easier to sue than up thy restaurant game.
It would kind of be like if, back in the eighties, studios who didn't hire Ronald Reagan for their movies, sued studios who had, because suddenly their VHS rentals weren't doing as well? Ignoring any other mitigating factors.
Look, maybe the name TRUMP has drawn more interest from international delegations since he became president. But the flipside is just as true. Other patrons have boycotted anything with the name TRUMP on it, including Ivanka's product lines. So wouldn't it stand to reason some of the hate/love would balance itself out? Food for thought. Though not at Pitts' joint.
Here's a big picture solution for the proprietors of this wine bar. Step it up and improve your business. Do your best to compete. Your rivals beating your pants off is not grounds for a lawsuit. That's like coming in second at a track meet and calling the winner a cheater for being faster. Business in a non-Commie system is Darwinian. The big fish comes out on top.
But, when were "social activists" ever wise to the fundamentals of business...