Trump Supporter Leaves Waitress Surprise $450 Tip

Trump supporter waitress tipA white supporter of Donald Trump’s left his black waitress a pleasant surprise after she took care of he and his friends at a Washington D.C. restaurant.

Jason White,37, and his Trump supporting friends ended up at Busboys and Poets, a restaurant known for promoting social justice, a couple of days after the inauguration. White and his friends were noticed they were in the minority amongst the mostly black patrons, as did their waitress Rosalynd Harris, also black.

Harris realized the group of friends were in town for the Trump inauguration, but their political differences didn’t keep them from exchanging pleasantries. She told The Washington Post that the atmos

When it was time to leave, White decided to write her a kind note…which he left with a $450 tip on their $72.60 bill.

The note read:

“We may come from different cultures and may disagree on certain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people. Not race. Not gender. Just American. God Bless!”

“We have to think about being better Americans, we have to look into ourselves and how we treat one another,” he said. “If everyone did a little something to show respect…we can love one another.”

Harris was touched by the gesture and as an aspiring dancer admitted that the unexpected tip was a huge “a huge weight off my shoulders”. “You automatically assume if someone supports Trump that they have ideas about you,” she said. “but [the customer was] more embracing than even some of my more liberal friends, and there was a real authenticity in our exchange.”

White, who didn’t even tell his friends about the gesture, hopes more Americans reach out and try to connect with people who may not be exactly like them. “As I sat there I thought about the entire weekend and I thought I don’t know her, she doesn’t know me, but if most Americans have a preconceived perception about people then we’re never going to get better,” he said.