Boston Globe Writer Suggests Waiters Could Tamper with Food of Trump Officials

WATCH: Trump Administation officials continue to have problems in restaurants

A Boston Globe contributor wrote an article that made it past editors calling on waiters to contaminate the food of Trump administration officials and other Republicans.

In his piece titled, “Keep Kirstjen Nielsen unemployed and eating Grubhub over her sink,” Luke O’Neil wrote that the last time he was “proud to be an American” was when Trump officials like White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders were being chased out of restaurants.

From Fox News:

“It was also one of the only times it seemed like any of the architects of this ruinous xenophobic pre-pogrom might be forced to contend, however briefly, with the consequences of their policy decisions,” he added.

He said it was sad that the “scolding” of “protesters” who harassed people seemed to have worked and preserved the “sacristy’ of the restaurant.

The piece goes on to accuse Nielsen of being a “reluctant triggerman for Donald Trump’s inhumane policies of ethnic cleansing” and call for throwing out current and former administration officials from restaurants over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance enforcement of illegal immigration policies that existed prior to Trump’s election.

He gave “permission” to the public to tell Trump officials “where to go and what they can do with themselves when they arrive there, but, you know, said in a more specific and traditional Boston colloquialism.”

And he made a suggestion to waiters who might be serving food to Trump officials.

From Washington Examiner:

“As for the waiters out there, I’m not saying you should tamper with anyone’s food, as that could get you into trouble,” O’Neil wrote. “You might lose your serving job. But you’d be serving America. And you won’t have any regrets years later.”


He added that “not pissing in Bill Kristol’s salmon” when he was a waiter was one of his eternal regrets. “I was waiting on the disgraced neoconservative pundit and chief Iraq War cheerleader about 10 years ago at a restaurant in Cambridge and to my eternal dismay, some combination of professionalism and pusillanimity prevented me from appropriately seasoning his entree,”

Not to mention, it’s a crime.

O’Neil and the Globe got a lot of blowback for the article. The paper ended up first correcting it and then pulling it completely. They also tried to disavow O’Neil, saying on their website, “The Globe regrets its lack of vigilance on the matter. O’Neil is not on staff.”

Was O’Neil regretful for his article? Not at all. He felt that he was the aggrieved one for having his article pulled.

“Absolute brain genius move by the Globe to edit my story three times then take it down altogether and put up a note saying I’m not on staff instead of perhaps standing by a long time contributor and siding with labor instead of bad faith critics who would hate them no matter what,” O’Neil said on Twitter.

He added: “I will never write for them again.”