Hillary Clinton did not leave a tip at the Ohio Chipotle she visited on Monday en route to Iowa.
Charles Wright, the Chipotle manager, told
Bloomberg that Hillary’s bill “was $20 and some change, and they paid with $21 and left.”
Wright said that “we get a bunch of tips” in the tip jar but Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin, who accompanied her on the trip and paid for the lunch, did not put their change in the tip jar.
The Clinton campaign tipped off mainstream media outlets about Hillary’s trip to Chipotle to make her seem like an “everyday American.” Chipotle later released surveillance video of Clinton (wearing sunglasses indoors) and Abedin ordering their lunch.
As conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh pointed out, the “everyday Americans” who work at Chipotle get to take home a little extra money from tips left in the tip jar.
“I would like to know if she left anything in the tip jar, because that would be an indication that she understands the average, ordinary, everyman that she seeks to represent,” Limbaugh said. “I mean, that’s where the people that work at Chipotle, that’s where they make a little extra, in the tip jar, and I haven’t heard a word about whether or not she visited the tip jar, whether she put anything in it or not.”
According to a Politico report
, the 25-year-old Chipotle worker who “cooked the chicken that went into the burrito bowl Hillary Clinton ordered” makes “$8.20 an hour and splits rent with two roommates” while the “29-year-old general manager used to work three jobs and now is thrilled to be able to have just this one.”