It seems petty, but one thing candidates have to do on the campaign trail is eat. You can’t just drop by Philadelphia without having a cheesesteak, after all. Eating is serious business when the cameras are on you 24/7.
In February we were amused when Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, visiting South Carolina, started into her fried chicken with a fork until someone named Kiki told it was OK to eat with her fingers.
Now that scene is being replayed as 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg, meeting with Al Sharpton for some reason, got some tips on how to eat a piece of fried chicken.
“It’s not rude to eat with my hands is it?” – @PeteButtigieg says as he grinds through a piece of fried chicken.
“No, no, go ahead, eat chicken with your hands,” Al Sharpton replies. pic.twitter.com/tDP3mpXNbA
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 29, 2019
There might be a place in Buttigieg’s White House for a soul food adviser.
My reaction if people were staring through a window while I was eating: pic.twitter.com/AiP1r8J7Tq
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) April 29, 2019
Which episode of hot ones is this?
— Savanah H. (@sav_says_) April 29, 2019
Like… was he thinking you eat fried chicken with a fork and knife? Is this guy secretly an alien?
— Matthew (@Farmhand82) April 29, 2019
What kind of person doesn’t know how to eat fried chicken? Elect him? I don’t think so.
— Clay Moore (@REALclaymoore) April 29, 2019
could this be anymore staged? ???
— ❌GW❌ (@GWConservative) April 29, 2019
Pure pandering: this is cringeworthy and yet hilarious at the same time.
— ABLE (@nova_patriot) April 29, 2019
This isnt a staged picture at all they even have the hot sauce turned the right direction lol
— Ben Thompson (@dirkdiggler67) April 29, 2019
Hot sauce? I see Hillary stopped by.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) April 29, 2019
AAAAAAND hot sauce. I wonder if he keeps it in his purse.
— Paul (@thenotfakepaul) April 29, 2019
Man, Al is eyeing that chicken like he's about to buy cocaine from an FBI informant.
— Jason Pelletier (@Jhaessun) April 29, 2019
Ok this is immediately disqualifying. How have you never eaten fried chicken before
— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) April 29, 2019
The fact he had to ask that question immediately disqualifies him from pretty much everything.
— Chris (@ccarr1025) April 29, 2019
Left out of this interaction, Pete asking which size comb he should use to eat the salad.
— Kyle Beckley (@Kyle_Beckley) April 29, 2019
“Is this how black people do it?”
– Mayor Pete
— The General (@bottyeo) April 29, 2019
Worse than Bernie giving dap to a rapper in a barber shop.
— Jeff (@jeffytee) April 29, 2019
Will we have 37 breathless articles about his sincerity?
— Patrick Petrelli (@PatrickPetrell1) April 29, 2019
How could anyone vote for someone who feigns ignorance about how to eat fried chicken. Faux @PeteButtigieg strikes again.
— Bonny Wright? (@miamivandynyu) April 29, 2019
Never trust anyone from Indiana who doesn't know how to eat fried chicken. They obviously weren't raised right.
— Clayball (@CubbieClay) April 29, 2019
Why do the dems feel compelled to kiss the ring of this racist, anti semitic POS?
— Lady Hecate (@Hecate40) April 29, 2019
That is poor judgement all around. Sorry
— James V ?? (@jamiejamesv1) April 29, 2019
Pete's I have a black friend moment
Al's I have a gay friend moment?
— Grizzly (@Grizzly6286) April 29, 2019
Will he do a video of him opening a beer?
— kerry ⭐⭐⭐ (@K1erry) April 29, 2019
Hey Pete..tell him to pay his damn taxes!?
— MOMOF2NOLES (@jsingleton67) April 29, 2019
Did Al pay his taxes yet? https://t.co/WuVEKGnCNq
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) April 29, 2019
If we dont see Creepy Joe or Chris Christie photoshopped in this picture then the internet is all for nothing….
— dan (@NoTalentAC) April 29, 2019
But what about the HOT SAUCE?! Kirsten Gillibrand doesn’t know how to eat fried chicken (seriously) annnd we’re officially DEAD https://t.co/xtyb7O5crS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 10, 2019