Even though former United States President Donald Trump is facing 91 felony counts in four different jurisdictions across the country as well as a $250 million civil lawsuit in New York. But that does not appear to have stopped the former president from taking in the college football tailgate scene in Iowa this weekend.
Donald Trump attended this weekend’s rivalry showdown between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa ahead of the Iowa caucus. Before the game, it appears he made a stop by a local fraternity to show off his skills behind a grill – and it led to a pretty insane photo of Trump proudly holding up one of the burgers he grilled.
“Donald Trump shows off a burger while attending a fraternity tailgate ahead of the Cy-Hawk rivalry football game in Ames, Iowa,” political reporter Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register said in a tweet over the weekend.
Donald Trump shows off a burger while attending a fraternity tailgate ahead of the Cy-Hawk rivalry football game in Ames, Iowa pic.twitter.com/h7yZRa1xf2
— Brianne Pfannenstiel (@brianneDMR) September 9, 2023
It’s a pretty insane photo especially when put into the context of Trump’s severe legal troubles. And as a result, it quickly went viral on social media with plenty of people offering their reactions.
— United Rural Democrats (@rural_united) September 10, 2023
When I grill burgers, I always raise one up as a sacrifice to the gods. https://t.co/qop1hsxhzr
— Todd Dorman (@tdorman) September 9, 2023
Patty so thin I almost couldn’t see it. Also that is not how you hold a spatula. https://t.co/pm1G1FWnEH
— Josh 🇺🇦 (@JoshGreenberg27) September 10, 2023
— Joe Shepherd 🍀 (@Joe_Shepherd_) September 10, 2023
He’s trying to be as far away from it as possible like he’s never seen a grill before in his life. A nauseating and offensive spectacle to look at for any real deal everyman who feels at home cooking up burgers and dogs before a big game. https://t.co/mE5I6tMnp0
— Theo Field Anger (@2020GTOY) September 10, 2023
When you’ve definitely grilled before. https://t.co/9CdVkNmh9y
— Mike Jones (@mjwh24) September 9, 2023
Trump was not the only politician in attendance for the game as fellow GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis was also at the game. But it does not appear he showed off his grill skills.