About (Late) Last Night: Jon Stewart slams Donald Trump for eating pizza with a fork [Video]
Donald Trump likes to think of himself as the quintessential New Yorker, but Jon Stewart begs to differ. His main bone of contention? The way Trump eats his pizza. As Stewart put it Wednesday night on "The Daily Show," "Based on how you eat pizza, Donald, I want to see your long-form birth certificate. I don't think you were really born in New York."
Them's fightin' words, Stewart!
The accusations came at the end of a lengthy but highly entertaining segment in which Stewart closely analyzed the recent pizza dinner shared between Trump and fellow speculative presidential candidate Sarah Palin. In a rant in which Stewart channeled the ghost of Joe Pesci's character in "Goodfellas," the host cited two major issues with the Donald's dinner.
First, there was the venue: Famous Famiglia, a generic chain pizza restaurant at 50th and Broadway, just north of Times Square. It was an underwhelming choice, especially in a city with a wealth of options for a delicious, authentic slice. Or, as Stewart put it in a mild jab at Palin, "I hate to use this term so close to ground zero, but we're a bit of a pizza Mecca."
But even more egregious was Trump's rather fussy method of eating his slices: Stacked and (brace yourselves) with a fork. "Donald Trump, why don't you just take that fork and stick it right in New York's eye?" Stewart said, adopting a broad "New Yoik" accent.
Then he demonstrated the proper method for eating a New York slice. "Watch and learn," he said, whipping out a molten slice of his own, folding it in half (the crucial step), and taking a big, hungry bite.
So, what do you think on this crucial issue? Does Trump's choice in pizza indicate that he's not quite as authentic as he'd like us to think?
-- Meredith Blake