The owner of a diner that denied entry to Biden voters said it became so popular they ran out of food

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President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks about the April jobs report in the White House on May 7, 2021
  • A Florida diner that denied entry to Biden voters was forced to shut down after running out of food.
  • Angie Ugarte decided not to serve Biden supporters after the Kabul suicide bombing last month.
  • Ugarte said she felt "angry" and "let down" by Biden after the chaotic evacuations in Afghanistan.
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The owner of a Florida diner that banned supporters of President Joe Biden said her restaurant has become so popular that they've run out of food.

Angie Ugarte, who owns the DeBary diner, put up a sign notifying Biden voters that they were not welcome in her restaurant after the Kabul airport attack last month, which killed 13 US service members and almost 200 Afghan civilians.

"If you voted for and continue to support and stand behind the worthless, inept, and corrupt administration currently inhabiting the White House that is complicit in the death of our servicemen and women in Afghanistan, please take your business elsewhere," the sign read, according to The Hill.

The sign attracted the attention of local media, and now Ugarte says the diner has been so busy she's had to shut it down after running out of food.

"I've gotten so many people calling me from all over the world, from Europe, trying to purchase meals for veterans, which I still haven't been able to organize," Ugarte told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. "I think that the veterans will be fed for the rest of the year at the rate I'm getting donations."

Supporters of Ugarte and her message came from across the state to pose with the sign, including one woman who brought a Trump 2020 banner, according to the News-Journal.

"We wanted to come over here and thank you personally," Vietnam Veterans of America Florida State Council member Rod Phillips told Ugarte, according to the New York Post. "I respect the presidency of the United States, but this could have been handled much better, much better."

Ugarte previously said she put up the sign because she felt "angry" and "let down" by the president over his actions in Afghanistan.

"I felt like one of those mothers, or wives, or sisters who were gonna get that knock on the door," she said, according to The Hill.

Ugarte also said she had regular customers for her half-pound burgers, Cuban sandwiches, and rack of lambs who are veterans.

"If you really, really still stand behind what's allowed this to happen and the way it happened - which was unnecessary - then I really don't want to be associated with you in any way and I certainly don't want your business," Ugarte said, according to The Hill.

Hours after the terrorist attack in Kabul, Biden said: "These American service members who gave their lives ... they were heroes. Heroes who have been engaged in a dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others," according to USA Today.

The president met with service members' families on Sunday.

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