Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gutter-sniped viral “weirdo” Salt Bae, aka Nusret Gökçe, after the Instagram-famous chef posted a video of himself serving steak to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro—continuing the senator’s recent bloodlust for shaming celebrity bottom-feeders in public forums.
“I don’t know who this weirdo
#Saltbae is, but the guy he is so proud to host is not the President of #Venezuela. He is actually the overweight dictator of a nation where 30% of the people eat only once a day & infants are suffering from malnutrition,” tweeted the Florida senator in his first attack against the chef on Monday evening.
Then the senator went for the jugular, publishing the contact information for Salt Bae’s restaurant in Miami in an attempt to damage his business.
@nusr_ett who admires dictator @NicolasMaduro so much actually owns a steakhouse in, of all places, #Miami,” said Rubio online. “It’s called NUSR-ET STEAKHOUSE MIAMI located at 999 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131 The phone number is 1 305 415 9990 in case anyone wanted to call.
But Rubio did not stop there: Following cavalry support from Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, the senator tweeted another attack in Spanish at 10:55 p.m., ensuring his opponent received a barrage of angry tweets before retiring to bed weary from battle.
Shaken by the outrage mob, Salt Bae deleted the tweet in which he served steak to a South American dictator. Rather than accept this submission, however, a bloodthirsty Rubio continued his attack into Thursday morning—the battle amplified by entrenched media institutions like The Washington Post.
#Salt Bae @nusr_ett deleted the tweet with the video of him lavishing dictator Maduro with a steak dinner while the people of #Venezuela starve,” said Rubio before directing his followers to a link where they could watch the controversial video.
As a Republican who has encouraged a military coup in Venezuela, Rubio loathes Maduro and has helmed a campaign to raise awareness for the leader’s crimes against his people. The senator’s attack against Salt Bae follows his sparring last week with Alex Jones—when he called the InfoWars conspiracy theorist “a clown” and threatened to “take care of” him without help from his security entourage.