Chef Zakarian backs out of restaurant at DC Trump hotel

July 9, 2015 11:10 PM

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Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is canceling plans for a restaurant in a new hotel being developed in Washington by real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In a statement Thursday, the host of the Food Network's "The Kitchen" and judge on "Chopped" said he won't go forward with plans for a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel because Trump's recent statements on Mexican immigrants "do not in any way align" with his personal core values.

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