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This Democratic congressman is having much better dining experiences than Trump staffers

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted by shouting protesters while trying to enjoy some Mexican food. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant just for being on President Trump's staff. Senior policy adviser Steven Miller ended up tossing $80 worth of sushi because someone flipped him off.

Grabbing a bite to eat has become an increasingly fraught proposition for Trump staffers. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), however, can't relate.

While recently retrieving his takeout order from a Greek restaurant, Lieu got some free dessert from someone who recognized him from his work in Washington. Lieu has been a loud voice against the policy splitting parents from their children at the border, and he took to the House floor and to play ProPublica's heartbreaking audio of children in a detention center in late June. On Monday, a restaurant owner who liked Lieu's stance on immigration thanked him in the best way possible:

Lieu followed this slice of news with a similarly positive mail call.

Add checking the mail to the list of things Trump officials might want to avoid.