RantCrush Top 5: April 14, 2017
Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:
Apparently, restaurant inspectors found 13 health violations in the kitchen of Donald Trump’s private Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago–just days before he hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe there. The violations included: fish meant to be served raw that hadn’t been tested for parasites, food stored in broken coolers, meat stored at room temperature, and tap water that wasn’t hot enough to sanitize workers’ hands.
13 violations found in Mar-A-Lago – a record for an institution that charges $200,000 in fees. https://t.co/71uQw1GxIm
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) April 13, 2017
Three food-related violations were deemed “high priority,” meaning that they could cause bacteria-related illnesses for the guests at the club, which currently charges $200,000 a year for membership. Reportedly, the club’s kitchen has passed previous inspections, and Trump often kept an eye on the club’s day-to-day operations. When he became president, the number of health violations jumped. Maybe he should hire someone to inspect the kitchen for him.
So, on behalf of the American people, #45 is feeding dangerous and unhealthy food to foreign heads of state being entertained at Mar A Lago? https://t.co/gLggp063o8
— Deborah L Phillips (@dprnesq) April 13, 2017