Governor Mike Pence's tweet about 'NY Chili's' creates social media backlash

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Sunday, July 17, 2016
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence created some strong reactions on social media after he tweeted a picture with his family sitting down at a meal at a local Chili's before heading back home.

Shortly after Pence's tweet was posted, he got numerous replies questioning his choice of restaurants while in the area - some even questioning why he couldn't get a seat at Trump Grill.

According to Chili's website, the only restaurant locations in New York City are Richmond Avenue on Staten Island and on Cooper Avenue in Glendale, Queens.


One tweet suggests that Pence ate at the East Rutherford location.

Eyewitness News reached out to the East Rutherford Chili's location, but would not confirm whether Pence was there Saturday.

And in case you were wondering who Chili's supports...