May 23, 2024

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Viral video of the week

Viral video of the week

“This is a real retail politics moment. Biden goes to get some ice cream, grabs a double scoop and leaves. Trump goes to Chick-fil-A and buys everyone a meal. » John Roberts, Fox News reporter, Fainted in these terms While discussing the viral video of the week with a colleague (at least in conservative media).

The video, filmed on April 10, shows Donald Trump at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta, where he received a rousing welcome from black customers. “I don't care what the media tells you, Mr. Trump, we support you!” », said a woman hugging the former president, who later paid the bill for everyone present.

A manager from Trump's campaign communications team broadcasts the video on X, which Fox News replays several times on each of its broadcasts.

Trump's visit to Chick-fil-A comes as Donald Trump threatens to erode some of Joe Biden's support among blacks, particularly men. But there's nothing really spontaneous about it. We later learned that the woman who hugged Trump was Michaela Montgomery, founder of the right-wing organization Conserve the Culture, and conservative commentator Candace Owens worked for the Brexit campaign.

Montgomery later explainedAssociated Press She said she was forewarned of Trump's visit to Chick-fil-A and made sure to bring the former president's black supporters there. Went to Atlanta to participate in a fundraising event.

Impromptu or not, the visit earned Trump this great headline on Fox News: “Trump meets ordinary Americans at Chick-fil-A, while Biden dines with the Clintons and Washington billionaires.”

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