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- There is a new app that flags restaurants as “safe” for Donald Trump’s supporters.
- The app, 63red Safe, was created after Trump administration officials were booted from restaurants.
- It functions as a sort of “Yelp for conservatives.”
- Per the app store listing, the app asks questions pertaining to concealed carry and references politics on social media or in ads.
- Speaking to The Daily Beast, Scott Wallace, its creator, said he expects the app to become increasingly popular ahead of the 2020 election.
On Monday, the app’s founder, Scott Wallace, appeared on “Fox & Friends” and elaborated on the goals of the app.
“We wanted to make sure that people could let others know what restaurants may have a political bent,” he said. “We’re not looking to try and find restaurants that are ‘conservative’ or ‘pro-Trump.’ Our aim is to get politics out of local businesses and local restaurants”
The creator of an app described as "Yelp for conservatives" says that the aim is "to get politics out of local businesses [and] local restaurants," even though businesses can get marked unsafe for banning firearms. pic.twitter.com/1ITNgp0cXS
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As Wallace told “Fox & Friends,” the app prompts users to answer four questions when they are leaving a review to determine if a restaurant is “safe” or “unsafe.”
Three of the questions are about politics, in general. One pertains to whether or not a restaurant has referenced politics in ads or on social media, another asks if the business will protect a patron if they are “attacked for political reasons,” and the third asks if the restaurant will “serve people of every political belief.” The fourth question asks if the restaurant allows concealed carry.
In a blog post on Medium, Wallace explained that the idea for the app came after conservatives were “attacked” at businesses. In June, for example, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Red Hen restaurant in Virginia because of her role in the Trump administration. That same month, Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, was confronted by protestors at a Mexican restaurant.
“In the past three years, many conservatives have been verbally and physically attacked at businesses that promote political agendas, and we want conservatives to notify each other of the restaurants and businesses where they can feel safe,” Wallace wrote on Medium. “We believe, by being called out, local restaurants and businesses will learn a necessary lesson: there is no profit by being involved in politics.”
Wallace told The Daily Beast that he anticipates the app will grow in popularity ahead of 2020, as he believes Trump supporters will continue to be targeted in public.
“I think Antifa was nothing compared between now and what’s coming in 2020,” he said. “And I’m deeply concerned.”
“Uninstalling this. Nothing came up. No matter what I searched, I got nothing,” one person noted.
“I was so excited to find out about this app, but it doesn’t work: It lets you register but then buying loads and it just sits in the ‘searching mode,'” a second person remarked.
“I love the idea of the app and was so excited to try it out. It did not crash, but it also did not load. I would be happy to rate the app higher if this part was fixed,” a third person said.
But for its viral nature and early kinks, Wallace maintains that this is not a flash in the pan.
“We’re committed. This is not yet another a Trump dating site,” Wallace said. “This is not yet another social network.”
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