Donald Trump officially announced that Indiana Governor Mike Pence would be his running mate this weekend. However, Pence got off to a bad start on Saturday when he was caught doing something that offended Trump’s New York supporters.
Governor Mike Pence snubbed Manhattan’s renowned restaurants on Saturday as he sat down for a celebratory meal at chain restaurant Chili’s after being officially unveiled as Donald Trump‘s running mate.
Pence tweeted a photograph of himself, his wife Karen and daughter Charlotte in a booth enjoying a ‘quick dinner’.
Within two hours of the tweet, ‘Chili’s’ was trending on Twitter across the United States.
New Yorkers immediately questioned his judgement for picking Chili’s – calling him ‘shameful’ and ‘unfit for office’ as social media erupted into a predictable frenzy.
Having spent two days with Trump in Manhattan after being named as the Republican nominee for vice president on Saturday, Pence found himself in Chili’s at 4pm after his private jet flight back to Indianapolis was delayed for an hour.
However, New Yorkers demanded to know why Pence had picked a Chili’s outside Teterboro, New Jersey rather than one of the many famed restaurants in the Big Apple, one of the culinary capitals of the world.
‘Hey Mike Pence, you know we have 18,000 restaurants in NYC, right?’ tweeted journalist John Avlon.
‘You came to New York City and went to Chilis? Shameful,’ another user wrote.
‘Trump/Pence 2016: Making America great again by having the worst taste in NYC restaurants ever’, wrote another, sharing a picture of Trump and Sarah Palin eating at pizzeria chain Famous Famiglia.
But one Twitter user had a bigger issue with the time Pence chose to eat dinner, rather than the place.
‘Bruh you’re eating dinner at 4,’ his first tweet began.
‘Nobody eats dinner at 4 in NYC,’ he continued in his second. ‘That’s still lunch hour.’
‘If he eats dinner at 4pm you can only assume he’s in bed at 8pm,’ he wrote in the third. ‘And I need a more active VP.’
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