While in San Francisco to meet with members of the Democratic National Committee over the weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont managed to alienate one restaurant owner with his behavior.
A bevy of top-name Democrats met at John’s Grill, a 108-year-old San Francisco fixture.
Restaurant owner John Konstin said that attendees included Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who he called “pure class,” Politico reported.
And then there was Sanders.
“It was all very nice, except for cranky Bernie,” Konstin told Politico.
Sanders feasted on lobster bisque, a tomato salad and a Diet Coke in the company of 15 staff members, Konstin said.
“He didn’t want to shake hands, he didn’t want a picture,’’ Konstin said.
The restaurant owner said his staff found out that the “rude and cranky” Sanders has a rough side.
“He wasn’t nice to any of the staff,’’ he said. “He lost my vote.”