Looks like Pete Buttigieg is really pandering for the vote … in Buffalo.
The South Bend mayor and presidential candidate came out with a radical new policy for eating cinnamon rolls — as he was spotted cutting one up and nibbling on the tiny pieces like they were chicken wings.
The 37-year-old Democrat knew he was being photographed eating when he made his bizarre gustatory move, since the shot was taken at Ruby’s Restaurant in Decorah, Iowa, for a Thursday story about dining on the campaign trail by the Eater food blog.
Buttigieg’s cinnamon roll shenanigans led some on Twitter to wonder how someone can be leader of the free world if they can even eat a glazed bun right.
“I don’t care what your politics are, it is illegal to cut a cinnamon roll into pieces with a knife and then eat it like a chicken wing,” one revolted user tweeted.
Buttigieg’s senior adviser Lis Smith rolled with the punches on Friday.
“Don’t you guys quarter those bad boys at Cinnabon? I feel like this isn’t that rare,” she tweeted in response to outrage.
She later posted a pic of more food on the road, writing to a reporter, “Don’t worry … these are actually chicken wings.”
To his credit, Buttigieg also used his hands to appropriately scarf down a slice at Grimaldi’s while on a tour of the Big Apple with The Post in September — unlike 2020 flameout Mayor de Blasio, who was roasted in 2014 for eating pizza with a knife and fork.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran for the 2016 Republican nomination, was also ridiculed for the way he downed massive red-sauce dishes — and for then taking cannolis to go — during a trip to The Bronx’s Arthur Avenue.
“I have never seen a human being eat in such disgusting fashion,” Trump said at a campaign rally at the time.
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