"This is different from Stephen Miller's usual routine in that he normally eats the food after he throws it in the garbage," tweets Patrick Monahan.
The harassment of Trump Administration officials continues, with Senior Advisor Stephen Miller being the latest victim of the outspoken left. But it was his over-the-top reaction that got him trending on Twitter and Hollywood laughing.
Miller is just one of the Trump officials whose harassment was spotlighted in a piece by The Washington Post on Monday, but the details of his story made it stand out in both the best and worst ways possible. Stephen Miller was walking down the street having just picked up $80 worth of takeout sushi when a bartender purportedly shouted out his name. When Miller turned, he says the man flipped him off and cursed at him.
"Outraged, Miller threw the sushi away, he later told his colleagues," as reported by the Post.
Kellyanne Conway, Kristjen Nielsen, Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon and Sarah Huckabee Sanders have all endured hecklers while out in public, as widely reported by the press, but Miller's is the only story with self-sabotage as the response. In most other cases, the Trump official kept their calm, though Sanders did agree to leave a restaurant before her food was served, meaning Miller wasn't the only one who lost out on dinner.
Hollywood immediately latched onto the sushi detail, dragging Miller hard for punishing himself even more for getting harassed. Not to mention, that's nearly $100 worth of food he just tossed away. Most of us would hang onto that through a beating.
Below are some of Hollywood's best responses:
Sarah Huckabee was kicked out of a restaurant, Kellyanne Conway was yelled at in a grocery store, and Stephen Miller was cussed out by a bartender… Sounds like you guys are the ones who’d benefit from being held in cages.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) July 9, 2018
Stephen Miller should be more worried when people give him his food with a smile. #FightClub— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) July 9, 2018
Boris Johnson resigns Steven Miller has to throw his sushi away and England are in semi finals of the World Cup....right then. I’m off to buy my lottery ticket.— Sean Maguire (@sean_m_maguire) July 9, 2018
Never stop https://t.co/gnOQP0Zjsk— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 9, 2018
Great, now I have to imagine Stephen Miller eating sushi.— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) July 9, 2018
stephen miller is so basic that you know that was $80 worth of california rolls— Jen Statsky (@jenstatsky) July 9, 2018
Guys, this isn’t the way to handle politics. Really? Yelling at Stephen Miller? What you should do is engage him a polite debate until he loses track of the time and then it’s dawn and he gets hit by sunlight and turns to ash https://t.co/urSHsW6FPp— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) July 9, 2018
Stephen Miller really showed that waiter by throwing that sushi away. Anytime someone flips me off I just take twenties out of my pocket and rip them up, right in front of him, to teach him a lesson about manners.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 9, 2018
You guys, Stephen Miller wasn’t throwing away the sushi. He just dips all his food in garbage before eating it— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) July 9, 2018
I bet Stephen Miller slurps sushi up with just his mouth, like spaghetti— erin ryan (@morninggloria) July 9, 2018
Stephen Miller threw out almost 100$ of sushi because a citizen with morals/values cursed at him? You showed him, Stephen! Every time some homophobe calls me a stupid dyke, I just take out twenties and start burning them to show them how much I don't care!— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) July 9, 2018
you know stephen miller's sushi was like "thank GAWD we are going into the trash instead of this fool's mouth pic.twitter.com/eGcSCTU6uS— Niccole Thurman (@niccolethurman) July 9, 2018
I suppose the only thing better than throwing $80 of sushi at Stephen Miller is coaxing him to do it to himself.— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) July 9, 2018
Miller threw away $80 of sushi he already paid for to spite liberals? Take that, Nancy Pelosi💥 https://t.co/21qfGECikd— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) July 9, 2018
What Miller lost (his sushi, chose to toss it) and what his victims lost (their pregnancies, families, freedom). pic.twitter.com/0jObloJPxX— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) July 9, 2018
Stephen Miller cutting up sushi with a knife and fork before generously slathering it in ketchup— Siobhan Thompson (@vornietom) July 9, 2018
Look for a Stephen Miller Trump speech about reopening Japanese internment camps after his sushi restaurant flap.— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) July 9, 2018
Imagine having 99 problems and picking up sushi is one.— Marcella Arguello (@marcellacomedy) July 9, 2018
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I think it's fun that now we can say "I really threw away my own sushi there," to describe an empty and needlessly self-defeating gesture:— Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) July 9, 2018
How did your date go?
Oh, it started off fine, but then I totally threw away my own sushi by talking about my ex.