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    The Bird in Shaw restaurant in the Northwest DC started offering discounted drinks to its guests when the former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was fired. The tradition was revived on Friday with the resignation of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

    On Friday, the restaurant announced a happy hour marking Steve Bannon’s departure from the White House.

    “The Bird in Shaw will offer happy hour cocktails, beers, and wines for $4 today from 4 to 7 PM,” online magazine The Washingtonian reported.

    ​The restaurant previously offered a special cocktail called “the Mooch” following Scaramucci’s departure and shortly after decided to offer discounted drinks “anytime Trump fires a White House official,” according to their Twitter profile.

    ​​It looks like anytime Donald Trump fires his White House officials; the guests of the Bird will enjoy a drink at the bar or on one of its outdoor patios. In about a month, White House press secretary and Communications Director Sean Spicer, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon resigned so the visitors of the restaurant should brace themselves as even more could follow soon.

    The restaurant is not the only one in Washington that has used political events surrounding Trump’s White House as promotional opportunities.

    One bar offered a round of free drinks any time Trump tweeted during the former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony in June.


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