Food has appeared to be a central theme of the controversies surrounding French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the White House last week, after a number of strange incidents occurred during his American trip.
First and foremost, there was the enormous Biden administration faux pas, in which the White House decided to serve Maine Lobster for dinner at a time in which lawmakers from the Pine Tree State have been repeatedly badgering the President for help with a pesky environmental group’s recent decrying of the lobster industry. The issue has caused a number of retailers to pull Maine Lobster from their shelves – a move that could have a dire impact on the economic viability of the industry.
Now, in an even stranger story, it appears as though outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a splash of her own by oddly bragging to the French President about the amount of hot dogs that she consumes on any given day.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed her habit of eating a hot dog in the House Democratic cloakroom every day to French President Emmanuel Macron last week.
Pelosi made the comment during a Friday state dinner at the White House in a conversation with Macron and his wife, as well as President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Pelosi’s daughter, Alexandra Pelosi, was also reportedly in attendance and turned the conversation toward American cuisine, according to The New York Times.Trending:
The younger Pelosi reportedly pressed Biden to reveal his favorite American staples.
Then came the awkwardness.
“He said: ‘Hot dogs, ice cream and spaghetti,’” Alexandra said. She then reported that her mother had jumped in to say she eats a hot dog on Capitol Hill every day. Macron and his wife reportedly appeared puzzled at the comment.