Trump’s Legion Of Supporters Now Have Their Own Yelp-Style App To Ensure They Avoid Dining At ‘MAGAphobic’ Restaurants

Donald Trump’s presidency has been both chaotic and surreal, and things have gotten even more surreal now that we know of the existence of “63red Safe,” an app that allows users to find a list of Trump-friendly businesses. It’s a “conservative Yelp,” according to The Daily Beast.

But Yelp invites you to comment on things such as food and overall ambiance. 63red Safe prompts users to answer four questions, including “Does this business serve persons of every political belief?” and “Will this business protect its customers if they are attacked for political reasons?”

“I’m trying to position it as an everyday ‘where can I go eat safely’ app,” Scott Wallace, the app’s founder, told The Daily Beast. “I believe that, between now and 2020, we’re going to see the rise of the socialist goon squad. I think Antifa was nothing compared between now and what’s coming in 2020. And I’m deeply concerned.”

63red Safe launched earlier this month and has already amassed 5,000 reviews. It’s not entirely clear how the app gathers all of its information. And the app doesn’t offer information aside from the “safe” or “not safe” rulings.

The app is also part of a larger network of apps under the 63red name, including a chat app and a news aggregator.

“We’re committed. This is not yet another a Trump dating site,” Wallace said in response to questions about the app’s viability in an age of struggling Trump-friendly alternative social media networks, such as “Donald Date,” a pro-Trump dating website that came under fire for leaking its members’ data. “This is not yet another social network.”

In the meantime, many are wondering if they should download the app as a means of avoiding Trump-friendly businesses if not criticizing the app’s existence outright.

Downloads are definitely happening, by the way, and the site is struggling to keep up with demand.

Screengrab via 63red.com/apps

Facebook’s API has also limited the app’s location-based data, further complicating matters for users.

Last year, there were a couple of different reports of Trump administration officials who had trouble dining out peacefully:

  • Kirstjen Nielsen, the Secretary of Homeland Security, was jeered at and followed outside a Mexican restaurant by multiple protesters who peppered her with questions about her enforcement of the president’s “zero tolerance” family separations policy which has snowballed into a humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. Many outlets, including The New Yorker, called out the “absurdity” of Nielsen eating at a Mexican restaurant while advocating for a policy which has disproportionately affected families of Mexican descent.
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, said she had been asked to leave Red Hen, a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia because she works for the Trump administration. The restaurant’s co-owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, later told The Washington Post that Sanders works as a mouthpiece for an “inhumane and unethical” administration.

The irony in creating an app like 63red Safe is that conservatives love to mock safe spaces to the point of caricature. There has been no comment from Wallace about this one little detail. That’s… odd, no?

We can’t wait to see how conservatives defend this.

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