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Conservative blogger and radio host Erick Erickson dunked Melania Trump’s state dinner menu as “froo-froo garbage”— so Twitter dunked on him.

After the Hill reported Monday that the first lady had put finishing touches on the White House’s menu ahead of a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Erickson dismissed the offerings as “unpronounceable.”

“This menu is why I could never be President,” he tweeted. “I’d serve fried chicken and mashed potatoes with sweet potato pie for dessert.”

The menu items that appeared to so offend Erickson? “Rack of spring lamb with Carolina gold rice jambalaya.”

People on Twitter were confused by Erickson’s comment. Was it the lamb or jambalaya that stumped him?

Even weirder: Erickson is a Jackson, Louisiana, native, so surely he’s heard of the Cajun meat and rice dish.

Maybe Erickson was just feigning ignorance, someone suggested.

And maybe he just wanted to prove a point.

Either way, people helpfully pointed out that being unable or unwilling to eat jambalaya probably isn’t the only thing disqualifying Erickson from a presidential run.

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.

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