Pete Buttigieg is America’s least offensive candidate. He’s a smart white dude, so he has what the DNC would call “electability.” He’s a proud gay man and a millennial, appealing to the few liberal voters who won’t settle for the other moderate white male candidates (Biden). He’s served in the military and appears focus-driven and full of ideas like some kind of diet version of Elizabeth Warren.
But, damn, the man cannot — for the life of him — eat food like a normal ass human. Seriously. If you spent any time on the internet yesterday, you’ve likely seen the now-viral tweet of Buttigieg devouring a cinnamon roll like a rabid wolf sinking its teeth into its prey.
We will never look at cinnamon rolls the same way again.
i don't care what your politics are, it is illegal to cut a cinnamon roll into pieces with a knife and then eat it like a chicken wing pic.twitter.com/x1GFl1HNz1
— Liz Charboneau (@lizchar) November 7, 2019
But this isn’t an isolated incident for Mayor Pete. The presidential candidate has a history of being photographed eating and looking like a total maniac. But the situation isn’t too dramatic. If you’re worried that Mayor Pete’s campaign trail food photos — and the fact that he makes eating a cinnamon roll look like he’s eating a chicken wing — are going to sink his political career like the legendary “Dean Scream,” you’re probably wrong.
While the cinnamon roll photo was making the rounds on Twitter, the hashtag #PeteForPresident was also trending. He’s gonna be fine.
According to a recent poll from Quinnipiac University, support for Buttigieg is climbing with Warren receiving 20% support among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa and Buttigieg following close behind with 19%. That’s above Sanders and Biden, at 17% and 15% respectively. Rising support aside, Twitter users couldn’t help but poke some fun at Mayor Pete and his inability to appear human while eating.
Have some fun and check out the tweets below and then hit our guide on the Presidential candidates and what they believe for the things that actually matter.
What the heck does he look like when the food actually has some texture? That'll be terrifying.
— Cate, Woke Purity Inspector (@CateSJewels) November 8, 2019
Holy shit. I just assumed that was chicken this whole time
— Weapon Fighter X (@MaxElbowroom) November 7, 2019
The only conceivable reason to cut up a pastry like this is to eat it exclusively with knife and fork, primarily to keep your hands clean.
Yet here he is with bite sized pieces shoveling them in with BOTH hands like its gonna get away or something lol.
— Nintendoughnut 🍩 (@Nintendoughnut) November 8, 2019
I'm upset that he appears to be eating the tenderloin, the very center and best part of the roll, first. such disrespect of the pastry 😑
— 🇮🇹 no gnocci november 🇮🇹 😩 (@prtybargerental) November 8, 2019
Looks like Gollum eating a fish.
— FunctioningSadaholic (@JacobDisagrees) November 8, 2019
Sometimes he reminds me a character from a movie featuring aliens pretending to act like human beings like Men In Black
— Patrick Karlson 🧼 (@PatrickAKarlson) November 8, 2019
He also drinks out of bottles like this. pic.twitter.com/bUSTjAMQSE
— I Endorse Pete For Governor🧢☂️🥀 (@scootnaysh) November 8, 2019
Cutting is find. Hands only is fine. But this bizzare middle-ground is not okay.
— Steven Hart (@iamnotasophist) November 8, 2019
Bizarre middle ground is his platform.
— Ҁоцит Ҁцскцlа (@Beepboopzzt) November 8, 2019
did he eat the icing off and then put the dough parts back on the plate like bones
— Bakon Hakbery (@BakonHakbery) November 8, 2019
The Cinnabon was SPiCY
— NotVotingBlueNoMatterWho (@SocialistnyH) November 8, 2019
He looks pretty ferocious here. I'm waiting for David Attenborough to start his narrative, explaining how the wild Buttigieg stalks and kills its prey
— Daniel Knaack (@DanielKnaack) November 8, 2019