The media lied about Trump not paying the bill at a Miami restaurant

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 June 19, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was unjustly accused by the media of violating a pledge to provide "food for everyone" at a Cuban restaurant, and the media was forced to discreetly rectify their reports on the matter.

Journalists were eager to assert that Trump reneged on a pledge to feed supporters at the Versailles restaurant in Miami immediately after his court appearance on federal charges, as The National Pulse reported.

Business Insider reported that supporters of the former president were promised food and "left hanging" at the restaurant. The publication asserted that Trump's Tuesday stp at the restaurant was just after the 27 charges related to alleged mishandling of classified information.

The Event

Trump pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the charges didn't seem to stop his fans from appearing en masse at the restaurant.

Trump said there would be "food for everyone" and he later left the restaurant within 10 minutes, according to the Miami New Times.

A source told the Miami New Times that Trump's supporters scarcely had time to place orders due to his abrupt departure. On his flight return to New Jersey, Trump reportedly opted for McDonald's instead of Cuban cuisine, as reported by the New York Times.

A spokesperson for Trump told Insider that the former president "offered to buy food" for his supporters, but they "followed him outside as he was leaving and did not place their own orders."

The spokesperson added that the advance team of the campaign paid for any takeout dishes ordered.

The Response by Trump's Team

“It turns out no one got anything. Not even a cafecito to-go,” claimed the Miami New Times, citing a “knowledgeable source”.

Business Insider, Salon, and others repeated the accusation swiftly. Trump's team has since debunked the claim, indicating that the media entities never bothered to contact Trump's team before publishing their attack pieces.

“A spokesperson for Trump [said] the former president had ‘offered to buy food’ for his supporters but they ‘followed him outside’ when he was leaving ‘and did not place orders themselves,'” admitted Insider in an amended version of their article, adding that Trump’s advance team “paid for any to-go meals ordered.”

At the time of publication, however, the headline of Insider's report continued to imply that Trump "left without paying for anything."

Trump has consistently insisted that the media paints him in a negative light, calling them "fake news" and claiming that they lie to the American people.

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