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Trump supporter: ‘Mexican restaurant refused to serve me’
By Selim Algar
July 5, 2016 | 12:24am

Esther Levy says she was thrown out of Warwick, NY restaurant, Cancun, on Sunday for being a Trump supporter. Photo: James Messerschmidt

An Orange County woman claims she was tossed from a Mexican restaurant Sunday, not for too much tequila — but for too much Trump.

Esther Levy, 61, of Warwick, said an employee at the popular Cancun Inn eatery in Sugar Loaf chucked her out for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and a Trump button.

Levy said she was booted for her support for the presidential candidate who wants to curtail illegal immigration and build a wall on the Mexican border.

Joined by retired local judge Alvin Goldstein, she took a seat and ordered two sangrias from a smiling waitress without incident, Levy recalled.

But the server soon returned and told them they had to leave.

Cancun Inn in Warwick, NY
Photo: James Messerschmidt

“I was shocked,” Levy, a writer, told The Post. “She [the waitress] seemed very surprised by it all and was told to refuse us service. We just got up and started to leave.”

Levy said a man who identified himself as a co-owner blasted Levy and Goldstein for supporting Donald Trump as they left.

“On the way out, the co-owner decided to yell at me and humiliate me,” Levy recalled. “He said, ‘We don’t serve Trump supporters here. Get out of here and never come back.’ ”

Goldstein said he defiantly predicted victory for Trump as he walked out of the restaurant.

“The man told me that Hillary was going to win,” Goldstein said. “I certainly won’t be back there. It was horrific what happened. I’m not used to being thrown out of restaurants.”

The Cancun Inn’s Facebook page was bombarded with criticism after Levy relayed her version of events. Several commenters promised to boycott the joint.

The embattled enchilada emporium countered online that the couple was ejected for being obnoxious, not for the Trump gear.

“An employee of ours asked the patrons to leave because they were being rude to the staff and rowdy,” read a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Levy denied the accusation.

“That’s ridiculous,” she fumed. “They made it very clear why we were kicked out. It was because I was a Trump supporter, and that’s it.”

She said that she later called local police, but they told her they were powerless to take action.

“I was told that as a private business they could refuse to serve who they wanted,” Levy said. “I don’t expect anything to come of that.”

She said she was especially furious because she had been a loyal customer for 25 years.

“I know one of the owners. He would greet me every time I came in,” she said. “I never had a problem. But he wasn’t there on Sunday, and I didn’t recognize this guy.”

Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, a local Trump booster, said he was spreading word of the incident in order to combat spiraling anti-Donald discrimination.

“This is going on all over the country,” he said. “People need to know that we are not going to stand for it. Enough is enough. We have a right to support him.”

The restaurant was closed Monday and calls for comment to owners Israel and Mario Campos were not returned.
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