Former Wisconsin governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker was caught red-handed in an Italian food-themed blunder after trying to encourage Americans to support their local restaurants.
On Saturday, the day after Christmas, seemingly trying to lead by example, Walker posted on Twitter “Great pizza tonight at San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana. We have to support our local restaurants and small businesses!”, along with a picture of a delicious-looking sausage-topped pizza.
However, savvy social media users were quick to point out that the picture of Walker’s pizza had actually been taken from another post he had made over a year previously, in October 2019.
Former Missouri secretary of state Jason Kander alleged that Walker wanted to convey the image of supporting local restaurants during the Covid-19 pandemic without “actually risking his health” by going to the restaurant and taking a new photograph.
Many users questioned why Walker would feel the need to lie about a pizza he had eaten that evening.
And it wasn’t the first time Walker had found himself at the center of a pizza-related controversy. In July 2019, he was ridiculed for posting a picture of a “veggie pizza” that bore little resemblance to the iconic Italian fare.