Just two weeks before his inauguration in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump is set to be deposed in his ongoing legal battle with chef José Andrés.
The Spanish-born chef was originally slated to open a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in the nation’s capital, but pulled out of the project before the hotel's opening following controversial comments made by the president-elect about Mexican immigrants while on the campaign trail.
In August 2015, Trump sued Andres' company ThinkFood Group for breach of contract, seeking $10 million. The chef has since countersued.
On Tuesday, Andrés proposed a new idea, tweeting directly at Trump to seek an amicable end to the ongoing squabble while also doing some good.
"Can we end our lawsuits and we donate $ to a Veterans NGO to celebrate?" the chef tweeted. "Why keep litigating? Let's both of us win.."
Mr. @realDonaldTrump can we end our lawsuits and we donate $ to a Veterans NGO to celebrate? Why keep litigating? Let's both of us win..
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) December 13, 2016
The tweet has since been liked over 400 times. As of Wednesday morning, Trump had not responded to Andres.
In June, the president-elect was deposed in a similar lawsuit against Food Network star Geoffrey Zakarian. The Armenian-American chef had planned to open a restaurant, The National, at the Old Post Office building-turned-hotel in the nation's capital. Zakarian also pulled out of the project citing Trump’s comments about immigrants.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.