Donald Trump's Newest Photo is Shameless Pandering At Its Worst

August 2nd 2016

Lucy Tiven

On Monday evening, Donald Trump checked in from a Pennsylvania campaign stop by tweeting an image of his dinner: a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy.

Between his feud with a Gold Star family and an rambling interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos — in which he lied about a letter from the NFL, seemed to forget about the Russian annexation of Crimea, and petulantly insisted that he did not know past golf pal and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg — Trump had quite the bad weekend.

Trump's pandering chicken tweet likely hoped to capture the hearts of 'everyday Americans,' but Twitter users were quick to call BS and point out that the business mogul and presidential hopeful didn't look especially folksy.

This is not the first time Trump has made a tacky social media post about one of his meals in an attempt to reach out to voters. The candidate made a similarly disingenuous gesture when he shared a taco bowl to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.

Whether it's Ted Cruz noshing on Matzo Ball soup or John Kasich gorging on a veritable buffet of Italian delicacies in New York City, using food as a campaign prop is nothing new. But like most things in this election, Trump is taking it to a whole new level.