Erick Erickson, jambalaya, Melania Trump

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Twitter dunks on conservative for calling Melania Trump’s dinner menu ‘froo-froo’

'Jambalaya is froo-froo?'


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 23, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 5:41 pm CDT

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.

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2018, 10:19 pm CDT