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The Sink caught off-guard by announced Donald Trump Jr. stop

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BOULDER, Colo. — Donald Trump Jr. is in Colorado on Monday to campaign for his father with Election Day just more than three weeks away.

Trump is appearing at the Centennial Gun Club in Centennial in the late morning and at The Sink in Boulder at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The problem is, no one told The Sink about the appearance.

“Normally, organizations ask permission to use our property — we would like to make it clear that the Trump campaign has not asked for our permission or made any attempt to contact us. We did not organize this event to happen,” The Sink said in a statement.

The restaurant said it found out from newspapers that Trump Jr. was going to be stopping in, saying on Facebook it “got this big surprise today” and asked followers how it should handle it.

The Sink said it is “humbled by the dignitaries and celebrities that have visited (and worked for) us over our long history, and we treat this visit no differently.

“Discrimination is still a primary issue in our society, and we will not engage in discriminatory behavior by refusing a guest to dine with us.”

In a separate Facebook post, The Sink said that perhaps former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will stop in as he campaigns for Amendment 69 at the University of Colorado campus on Monday afternoon.

The Sink’s full statement:

“The Sink would like to thank the Denver Post and the Daily Camera for making us aware of the Trump campaign’s plans to use our restaurant as a campaign location while Donald Trump Jr. is in Boulder, Colo. Normally,organizations ask permission to use our property — we would like to make it clear that the Trump campaign has not asked for our permission or made any attempt to contact us. We did not organize or encourage this event to happen.

“We are humbled by the dignitaries and celebrities that have visited (and worked for) us over our long history, and we treat this visit no differently.

“Discrimination is still a primary issue in our society, and we will not engage in discriminatory behavior by refusing a guest to dine with us – we are not supportive of holding campaign events in or on our premises.

“We understand that this event will trigger anger in some people. We hope that they will direct their energy toward this very important election, and hope they view The Sink as an organization that is willing to remain accessible to all political and personal viewpoints.

“Go vote!”