Giano Caldwell speaks out after being fired from restaurant for political speech: ‘This is discrimination’

Fox News’ Giano Caldwell was fired from Paradis Books and Bread in North Miami over the weekend because his views did not “align politically” with the establishment’s owners.

Caldwell tweeted after the incident that the landlord had asked him and his friends to leave because of their political conversations.

The restaurant issued a statement addressing the matter, writing in part “A group of people came and ordered food and sat in the inner corner and talked loudly for over an hour. Much of what they were discussing was deeply disturbing, specifically when talking about women in derogatory ways as well as using eugenic arguments about their ideas.” In Roe v. Wade…as soon as it became clear that they had finished their meal, we told them that our views did not coincide, and that the language they were using was not welcome in our space.”

Caldwell explained the incident Monday in “Hannity,” saying he wouldn’t say anything like what the owners described.

“I met some people who live in my building here in Miami, and it was my first time hanging out with them, first time hanging out in this particular establishment. What we talked about was Fox. How do you like working at Fox? The question for me was Are you conservative? Actually, I Also. I have a book called “Take it for granted: How conservatism can restore the failure of American liberalism. Get a copy. I talked about my brother. I talked about the work I’m doing with Congress on Capitol Hill for victims of violent crime.”

“Then the owner came to the table and said, ‘I’ve been listening in on your conversation and you’re not welcome here.’ And I said, ‘Did I say anything to you that triggered you?’ She said, ‘No, we’re just not politically aligned.'”

The way the restaurant treats him, the political analyst argued, resembles “modern-day Jim Crow”.


“I can’t believe that I’m a black man in America, to give my views on conservatism, which I believe saved my life, my Christian values, and saved my life and the lives of so many other people I know, I’ve been told that I can’t be in an institution. It doesn’t make sense to me.” Lee. If you don’t give in to their narrative, their opinions, you are not welcome. This should not happen, whether it be in Florida or anywhere in the United States of America we should be much further from that.”

Host Sean Hannity wondered why the woman had eavesdropped on their conversation in the first place.

“It shouldn’t be this lady’s business,” Caldwell replied. “You should never listen to your customers.”

“What you did to me was discrimination plain and simple. Again, this is modern-day Jim Crow. If you don’t go along with what the left wants you to, if you don’t exactly follow their narrative, you’re in trouble in their eyes and that shouldn’t be the case.” For any American.

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“It doesn’t matter what color you are [whether] You are white, black, or indifferent. You should not be discriminated against. But this is what we saw. But I hope Gov. Ron DeSantis takes a hard look at what’s going on here, because he said no discrimination in Florida. And what I saw was discrimination.”