First Lady, Melania Trump put a lot of hard work into planning the state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte. We know this because the White House released a very glossy Home and Garden style video showing Melania, impeccably dressed, with nary a hair out of place, doing just that.
Who knew so much pointing when into planning state dinners. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciated her efforts. Conservative pundit, Erik Erickson gave the food choice a big thumbs down in a tweet where he called the dinner frou frou garbage. Seems kind of harsh. Did he not see in the video how many choices she had to point to?
This menu is why I could never be President: https://t.co/GjDFxf24PM I'd serve fried chicken and mashed potatoes with sweet potato pie for dessert. None of this unpronounceable froo-froo garbage.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 23, 2018
Here is the menu, Erickson took issue with.
Here's the menu for tomorrow’s State Dinner for French President Macron:
Goat Cheese Gateau
Buttermilk Biscuit Crumbles
Young Variegated Lettuces
Rack of Spring Lamb
Burnt Cipollini Soubise
Carolina Gold Rice Jambalaya
Crème Fraîche Ice Cream
— AnnaMaria Di Pietro (@AnnaMariaDP) April 23, 2018
Erikson’s tweet had many scratching their head.
Lamb & Jambalaya is unpronounceable? https://t.co/zJ8gJJ2K1h
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) April 23, 2018
unpronouncable froo froo garbage like
*looks at camera confused*
— hunter cooke (@kennylogginson) April 23, 2018
Jambalaya is an un-American dish enjoyed only by out-of-touch coastal elites, like Dijon mustard and coffee https://t.co/kXCWa0qpEH
— Scott Lemieux (@LemieuxLGM) April 23, 2018
guy born in louisiana scoffing at jambalaya as “unpronounceable froo-froo garbage” is one for the republican “i'm a normal person who sincerely believes the things i say, i swear” record books https://t.co/GOsTXJ4O95
— Phil Owen (@philrowen) April 23, 2018
Sarah Jones offered this tip when words are difficult.
protip: the 'b' in 'lamb' is silent https://t.co/FWQV8qWwaR
— Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) April 23, 2018
Okay, “young variegated lettuces” instead of “salad”, we’ll give you that one.
The menu's not that frou-frou, but describing a mixed green salad as “young variegated lettuces” is admittedly pretentious. https://t.co/4l7dxsFP7E
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) April 23, 2018
Ooh… fancy gold writing.
— Blu Orb (@jrmint4) April 25, 2018
Kathleen had an interesting point.
Does any restaurant serve middle aged or old lettuce? Sounds like age discrimination to me : )
— Kathleen Silva (@KDSilva03) April 23, 2018
You say tomato jam, we say ketchup.
And ketchup and tomato jam
— Shoyah (@ShoyahC) April 25, 2018
We suppose next time, Melania could spend less time making videos with all that pointing and decision making and simply send out for a bucket of KFC.
H/T: Twitter Moments