Donald Trump's KFC chicken tweet tears Twitterati apart
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. [French President Hollande slams Trump's "excesses"]
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]
"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?"]
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
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:
.@realDonaldTrump -I'm assuming you had to eat ur KFC with a knife & fork bc of those dainty little baby hands...— simple sam (@Sammerbeek) August 3, 2016
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:
@realDonaldTrump how are you paying for this plane? Do the tax payers know they have to pay if you fail— Jacqueline Vachon (@JacquelineVacho) August 2, 2016
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.'"