Sanders: I Eat Pizza ‘Without The Fork’
Ohio Governor John Kasich still hasn’t heard the end of it for committing a crime against human nature: eating pizza with a knife and fork. Brooklyn native Senator Bernie Sanders has dived into the debate.
In an interview with a local Fox station in New York City, Sanders was asked which method of pizza consumption he preferred.
“This is a tough ‘gotcha’ question you’re asking me,” he joked, “I myself prefer it without the fork. I have to admit it.”
“I know we’re probably going to lose millions of votes here, but nonetheless, I’m for picking it up and eating it,” he said, employing brilliantly devious reverse psychology.
The Hill reports:
Kasich had joked that his wife prefers more refined table manners after pizza purists scorned his silverware.
“The pizza came out scalding hot, and so I used a little fork,” he said Thursday.
“You know what she said – ‘I’m proud of you, you finally learned how to use a utensil properly,’” Kasich quipped. “Look, not only did I eat the pizza, I had the hot sausage. It was fantastic.”
New York-style pizza is famous worldwide, with the gigantic hand-tossed pies often served in wide slices to go. Sanders, a New York native, argued that he readily embraces his heritage on the campaign trail.
“I was born in Brooklyn, my wife was born in Brooklyn and we’re very proud of that,” he said.