Donald Trump invites ridicule for eating KFC with a knife and fork
Twitter users mocked Trump’s attempt to appeal to the masses in photo of himself preparing to eat
By Avneet Dhillon, CBC News Posted: Aug 02, 2016 12:18 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 02, 2016 4:07 PM ET
Washington, Aug 3: Politicians prefer to document what they are eating on social media to attract voters, but sometimes a culinary misstep can cause a mishap. Donald Trump is currently facing such a situation.
US presidential election 2016 primary results The Republican presidential nominee tweeted a picture of himself enjoying a KFC meal with a knife and fork on his private plane, reports Xinhua news agency. [Obama worst president in US history: Trump] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Friday, July 29, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A
P/PTI “Good afternoon in Ohio and a great evening in Pennsylvania — departing now. See you tomorrow, Virginia,” he captioned the snap. [Warren Buffet asks Trump: Have you no sense of decency?”] Many made fun of the real estate mogul for eating what is considered to be a common everyman meal on his private jet, chiding the businessman’s lack of credibility as a man of the people. What the social media said in reaction “Eating KFC with a fork and a knife on a private plane. True man of the people,” one user tweeted.
But most just couldn’t believe that anyone would eat a bucket of fried chicken with a knife and fork. “Whatever you think about Trump, eating KFC with a knife and fork should disqualify him to be president,” another user tweeted. Here are some tweets that were posted in reaction to Trump’s chicken tweet: Even Trump’s flight in his private jet wasn’t spared. One tweet asked how did he pay for the plane and whether the taxpayers knew that they would have to do it if he failed: Trump’s tweet has since been retweeted over 15,000 times and liked by 57,000 users.
Not the first time for Trump’s food connection with voters Actually it isn’t the first time for Trump to use food choices to connect with voters. During this year’s primary season, Trump posed for a Cinco de Mayo picture of himself eating a Trump Tower taco bowl, saying that “I love Hispanics.” Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, called Trump’s taco bowl tweet “insensitive” and compared it to “eating a watermelon and saying, ‘I love African-Americans.'” IANS
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