Geoffrey Zakarian—celebrity chef, Chopped judge, and white-haired stallion—is the second high-profile chef to pull out of the Trump International Hotel currently under construction in D.C. following Donald Trump’s idiotic remarks about Mexican immigrants.

What a fucking dreamboat. Everything about Geoffrey Zakarian is on point, from his knife skills to that erotic refrain I hear in my dreams: “I’m sorry, but your protein is undercooked.” His statement, too, is a real turn-on:

“The recent statements surrounding Mexican immigrants by Donald Trump do not in any way align with my personal core values. In light of this, I am unable to move forward ... Zakarian Hospitality employs many immigrants from nations all over the world, and I look forward to continuing this business culture in my future restaurants. We are a nation built from immigrants, my family included.”

The Trump Organization released the requisite squeals of outrage, similar to their response when chef Jose Andres backed out of the project on Wednesday.

“Zakarian is using the distortions by the media of Mr. Trump’s comments in an opportunistic attempt to renege on clear and unequivocal obligations under his lease. Zakarian’s foolish decision will be his loss and will have no effect on the completion and success of this project.”

Whatever, Donald. Your 15 minutes are up—now, on to more important content:


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