Donald Trump unknowingly started a national debate Monday night when he posted a photo on Twitter of him enjoying a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The Republican nominee was leaving a rally in Pennsylvania when he stopped at the fast food chain to pick up what looks like an eight piece bucket meal with a large side of mashed potatoes and gravy.
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
“Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania – departing now,” Trump tweeted alongside the photo. “See you tomorrow Virginia!”
Absolute chaos ensued.
People were furious that he chose the Kentucky chain over Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen or Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits.
— (((EvanNonSolomon))) (@Evrossomon) August 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Eat shit—oh, I see you already are.
— RUSS BENGT$ON (@russbengtson) August 2, 2016
Poor choice Mr. Trump. Popeyes would have been the way to go https://t.co/CqepLfLPCb
— Ryan (@ryan3riley) August 2, 2016
Donald Trump eats KFC over Popeyes, I knew I couldn't trust that man.
— Hector Ricky Flores (@rix530) August 2, 2016
Trump is eating KFC instead of Popeyes? Lost some major points there.
— Paul Pedram (@RealPaulPedram) August 2, 2016
Trump posted a pic of himself on a plane eating KFC.
The stupid ass is a billionaire and doesn't buy Bojangles.
UNFIT TO LEAD.#Trump
— Giovanni Torre (@GiovanniTorre) August 2, 2016
Bojangles > Popeyes > dumpster trash > Chicken that Trump eats https://t.co/FZZOSPf7Mp
— Matthew Holihan (@MattHolihan) August 2, 2016
Some of his followers were angered because he was eating the dish with a fork and a knife.
— koush (@koush) August 2, 2016
— DNAgent (@realDNAgent) August 2, 2016
— ZachRanceyPanties (@BennettMehdi) August 2, 2016
— Nelson the Movie Man (@RussTop3Ever) August 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump a fork and knife? You cannot be trusted.
— ✞ (@Absolunar) August 2, 2016
Lightweight @realDonaldTrump is about to eat his KFC with a fork and knife. Sad!
— Jon Taffer (@MercDaddi) August 2, 2016
And some said he was just pandering to the American people by attempting to eat like they do.
@realDonaldTrump You are very relatable.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump you eat KFC in your private jet?? You're just like us!!!
— Ben Wexler (@mrbenwexler) August 2, 2016
@realDonaldTrump Just like us!
— Radix Journal (@RadixJournal) August 2, 2016
— Fake Donald Trump (@TheFakeTrump) August 2, 2016
Eating fried chicken with a knife like he's the Queen of England. But yeah, he's a man of the people. https://t.co/NE69O7LUVu
— Hunter Johnson (@HunterLJohnson) August 2, 2016