Internationally acclaimed celebrity chef José Andrés made a name for himself with his vibrant creativity in the kitchen. Part of the wave of Spanish chefs that have taken the world by storm for the last two decades, he took his talents from Barcelona to Washington, D.C. in 1991 and has since built a world-wide empire of 27 restaurants.
For the last two years, however, José Andrés has become famous for something else: subtly but effectively pushing Donald Trump’s buttons. He did it again Saturday with a brilliant tweet aimed at the president’s pathetic war with the media:
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) January 7, 2018
President Trump set-off a hilarious backlash when he announced on Twitter that he’d be ‘honoring’ the most “dishonest & corrupt media” for “Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories.” Late night host Stephen Colbert even purchased a Times Square billboard ad with his suggestion for the categories.
Now José Andrés is piling on with his epic lunch giveaway that’s sure to set the president off.
Andrés first made headlines in 2015 when he announced publicly that he was cancelling his plans to open a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital after Trump disparaged immigrants and Mexicans during is infamous speech launching his campaign for the presidency.
Andrés said at the time that, as both an immigrant and as an employer of Mexicans – who work in kitchens in cities across the country – he felt he could not do business with someone like The Donald. The Trump Organization sued him for breach of contract, and they settled earlier this year after nearly two years of litigation.
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