Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell claims that he was asked to leave a North Miami, Florida, restaurant, Paradis Books and Bread, because of his political beliefs. Caldwell said that while having breakfast at the restaurant, the owner told him and his friends that they were not welcome because their politics did not align with the establishment. The owner reportedly heard the group discussing Fox News and other issues, including the shooting of Caldwell’s brother, and felt uncomfortable with the conversation.
Paradis Books and Bread posted on Instagram that a group had talked loudly for over an hour, using language and discussing topics that were “troubling” and “unwelcome” in their space. The restaurant said it stands by its zero-tolerance policy as a space co-owned by black people and women. Caldwell called the experience “discriminatory” and a case of political segregation. He said that no one should be asked to leave a place of business for engaging in political conversation in a respectful dialogue.