Kasich Goes to NYC, Eats Pizza Incorrectly

He is forced to defend his use of a fork
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2016 9:58 AM CDT
Kasich Goes to NYC, Eats Pizza Incorrectly
John Kasich uses a napkin while having lunch in Gino's Pizzeria Wednesday in Queens.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

John Kasich will have to do better if he wants to win over New York voters in next month's primary. The Ohio governor went to a Queens pizza shop on Wednesday and committed a local faux pas: He used a fork when eating a slice, reports ABC News. This prompted reaction along the lines of this headline in the New York Post: "WTF is wrong with John Kasich?" Kasich then had to explain himself on Good Morning America on Thursday morning. "Look, look, the pizza came scalding hot, OK? And so I use a little fork." Other politicians who have caught flak over this include Bill DeBlasio and, as Politico notes, none other than Donald Trump back in 2011, who explained that he was avoiding the crust to keep his weight down. (More John Kasich 2016 stories.)

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