The road to the White House is paved in food. And in the digital age, one culinary misstep can send you packing for good.
Just ask John Kasich who chowed down on a pizza in New York City with a knife and fork. Dining choices may also have folks questioning whether you’re really fit to lead the free world—like Mike Pence who just wanted to eat at Chili’s.
On Monday, Trump tweeted out a dinnertime snap as he was preparing to take off from Pennsylvania. The Republican presidential hopeful was enjoying a hearty meal from KFC—so far so good.
“Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania - departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia!” Trump tweeted.
Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania - departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
But upon further inspection, it appeared the reality TV star and real estate mogul was tucking into that crispy, crunchy, greasy fried chicken with a knife and fork. Cue the Internet trolls.
Many railed against the Republican nominee for his choice of KFC over another fried chicken favorite, Popeyes:
Donald Trump eats KFC over Popeye's which just adds to the reasons he shouldn't be president
— max (@crxssan) August 2, 2016
I can't believe Trump eats KFC. Popeye's is so much better. What a loser. @pattonoswalt
— Fred Jackson (@FJackson76) August 2, 2016
Others chided the businessman's lack of credibility as a man of the people. Sure, he’s eating KFC…but he’s on a private plane:
— Robert Dobalina (@CitizenFTW) August 2, 2016
— VampsRTide'sNew Hope (@Tide_5sosjrt1d) August 2, 2016
Trump is very normal. He eats KFC on his private jet with a knife and fork, just like the rest of us. https://t.co/fpgEqzIklB
— Kris Hanson (@krishansonRCF) August 2, 2016
But most just couldn’t believe anyone, even a billionaire mogul, would eat a bucket of fried chicken with utensils.
Forget everything else offensive Trump has said/done: he eats KFC with a fork and knife https://t.co/pvRkKqWY54
— Alex Heath (@alexeheath) August 2, 2016
Whatever you think about Trump, eating KFC with a knife and fork should disqualify him to be president. https://t.co/hjIvk7rbMf
— side-eye spice (@goldengateblond) August 2, 2016
I question how Trump can "know what the American people want" when he eats KFC with a fork and knife https://t.co/cg4nNeFFFv
— Chris Sheets (@ChrisSheets16) August 2, 2016
The post has since between retweeted over 11,000 times and liked by 43,000 users. Still, KFC isn't called finger lickin’ good for nothing. No word from the Kentucky chicken chain on the proper way to eat their grub.