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Anti-Trump chef caught falsely defaming Ivanka after unsuccessfully trying to crash party

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The lengths some people will go to get into a party uninvited.

Spanish-American chef and restaurateur Jose Andres blasted Ivanka Trump for keeping him out of an exclusive party Saturday night, until it was revealed the First Daughter had nothing to do with the incident.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster).

Andres was at the annual Alfalfa Club Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. He was denied entry to the after-party in D.C.’s Cafe Milano restaurant–and accused owner Franco Nuschese of keeping barring him at Ivanka Trump’s request.

“Thank you @CafeMilanoDC Franco Nuschese!” Andres wrote on Twitter. “I was a guest of the #alfalfaclubdinner2018 “everyone”welcome to the after party, but I’m the only individual not allow in? Is because @IvankaTrump told you so? You should be ashamed of yourself Franco.”

Andres’ tweet notably tagged the Washington Post.

Several prominent figures lashed out at Nuschese and Trump, including TV chef Anthony Bourdain and former Mexican ambassador Jorge Guajardo.

Activist John Aravosis echoed Guajardo’s remark and called for a boycott of Cafe Milano.


Other Twitter users joined in, criticizing the restaurant under the hashtag #BoycottCafeMilanoDC.

On Sunday, the Washington Post shattered Andres’ story, revealing that Ivanka Trump wasn’t involved with the chef’s denial from the party. In an interview with the Post, Andres himself admitted knowing he was not on the after-party’s guest list.

“After being denied entry into the party just before 11 p.m., Andrés, who by his own admission knew his name wasn’t on the list, was incredulous,” the article read.

Andres and Nuschese made peace in a back-and-forth on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

Andres accepted the restaurant owner’s olive branch, but maintained an air of defiance.

During the 2016 election, Andres broke his contract to run a restaurant at the Trump hotel in D.C. over the president’s remarks about illegal immigration. A suit and counter-suit between Andres and the president was settled last year.

Jose Andres. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File).

Andres also received attention last year when he handed out 3 million fresh meals to hurricane-devastated Puerto Ricans. Most of the meals were funded with $11 million worth of FEMA contracts.

Twitter users called the chef out for his attempted party-crashing.


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