Miami's Salt Bae Chef Under Fire For Serving Venezuela's Leader

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Miami's Nusret Gokce -- better known as Salt Bae thanks to social media-- is coming under fire after a video shows him serving Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his wife, an expensive steak during a dinner in Istanbul.

Gokce, who owns the Brickell-area Nusr-Et steakhouse, posted (and removed) the video on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Senator Marco Rubio tweeted "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 percent of the people eat only once a day and infants are suffering from malnutrition.

The social media backlash continues:

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🤦‍♂️ #Saltbae catering to NicholasMaduro... think he’s #Miami #restaurant will survive this? Any thoughts on this? #venezuela

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#saltbae #saltbaeshameonyou #saltbaedictatorlover

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