Cookie And A Cake
Dallas restaurant rebuffs Donald Trump Jr. and his Obama birthday cake
Presidential spawn Donald Trump Jr. celebrated a birthday pre-party at Le Bilboquet restaurant in Dallas with a cookie-cake depicting an image of former President Barack Obama.
The cookie-cake, one of those pizza-sized cookies that is usually decorated with puppies and unicorns, had an image of Obama that was reminiscent of the iconic Shepard Fairey "Hope" poster, but in a less flattering light.
Trump Jr instagrammed a photo of himself with the cookie and a leering Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Trump Jr. turns 40 in two weeks, but his expression makes him look, amazingly, like he's still in a fraternity.
"Some good friends decided that while my birthday is not for 2 weeks that they would get me an early 40th birthday cake," he tweeted. "And what birthday is complete without an Obama cake? I figured it was so good that I would have to share it with Ted."
Located in the foothills of the Park Cities, Le Bilboquet is a popular destination for the ladies-who-lunch crowd. But owner Stephan Courseau was not keen on the association, and issued an apology.
"Dear Bilboquet Friends, This morning a lot of you have been shocked and appalled to hear that Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz celebrated a birthday of a friend at Le Bilboquet with a cake with our former president Barack Obama's face on it," he began. "Let me be clear, I share your indignation without any reservation. Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz were attending a birthday celebration of one of our regular patrons who rented out our venue for a private event. The party was not for either one of them nor was it any kind of partisan rally."
Courseau went on to say that he felt betrayed and sad.
"Someone that attended the party brought in an outside cake for Donald Trump Jr.’s upcoming birthday and we are not sure who that was," Courseau said. "Both Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Cruz took pictures with the cake and posted on social media outlets. We at Le Bilboquet feel betrayed and sad. Restaurant business is about creating a hospitable environment for all, a non-partisan, non-politicized, nondiscriminatory and respectful environment. The fact that guests decided to use our restaurant as a platform to promote, disrespect, and spread hatred goes against everything we stand for."
Courseau is French, and his wife is Mexican.
"Our friends and patrons represent a wide spectrum of American beliefs including: Republicans, Democrats, and Independents," he said. "What brings them together is the same belief that we can live together with love, respect and tolerance. I made America my home a long time ago because of these values that embody the real American dream."
Trump Jr. also posted a photo of another cake by Dallas cake baker Laura Kitchens of a boot, with a placard that said, "Happy 40th, Tommy! Come and take it." Trump Jr. described it as the "Best birthday cake ever. In Texas celebrating a great friend’s 40th bday and this was just too cool not to share."
But Kitchens was not the baker behind the questionable cookie. "I swear I did NOT make that Obama cookie," she said. "Yikes."