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Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar’s eating (and leading) habits are being questioned after a New York Times article revealed that the Democrat once ate a salad with a comb before making a staffer clean it.

According to the Times, the Minnesota senator “berated” an aide on a short flight to South Carolina in 2008, after he forgot to bring a fork for her salad. Since the flight crew also didn’t have any utensils on board, she reportedly proceeded to pull a comb out of her bag, using it to eat her salad.

To top it all off, Klobuchar then reportedly handed it back to her staff member, ordering him to clean it.

The controversial article, published yesterday, reads:

What happened next was typical: Ms. Klobuchar berated her aide instantly for the slip-up. What happened after that was not: She pulled a comb from her bag and began eating the salad with it, according to four people familiar with the episode.

Then she handed the comb to her staff member with a directive: Clean it.

The article also outlined some pretty shocking allegations of staff mistreatment, including accounts of Klobuchar throwing items "in the direction of aides", making employees wash her dishes and telling one staffer "I would trade three of you for a bottle of water".

But this particular salad story is so weird that it comes as no surprise that people had a lot to say, which resulted in some glorious memes.

Some were impressed with the senator's ability to improvise.

While other's called the story "sexist", demanding for stories about male politicians mistreating their staffers too.

And finally, some really didn't seem to care that much.

The presidential hopeful actually responded to the many reports about her alleged mistreatment of staff on 10 February, when in a speech she said:

Yes, I can be tough, and yes I can push people.

I have high expectations for myself, I have high expectations for the people that work for me, but I have high expectations for this country.

Either way, let’s just hope that Klobuchar cleaned the comb before eating from it.

HT Mashable

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