Walker was previously the governor of Wisconsin for eight years, up until 2019. He’s a Republican – he opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and has said that securing the US border against illegall immigration is one of the US’ highest priorities – and was even briefly a candidate for nomination for the Presidency in 2016. Walker even withdrew his support for Trump in 2016 after he criticised a federal judge, but has since come around as a supporter.
But Walker is facing backlash after what may seem like an innocent tweet – a close cropped, blurry photo of a pizza with sausages on it (it doesn’t exactly look very appetizing). The pizza was from San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana, a business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Walker added that it was important to support local restaurants and small businesses.
But Twitter sleuths soon figured out that the photo – which was weirdly cropped – was actually from a year ago, which Walker had also tweeted.
People lie about the dumbest things. Here is Republican @ScottWalker (who has been caught lying before) posting a p… https://t.co/4mUg8D2V6o
While no one doubts that it’s important to support local businesses in the middle of everything else happening, perhaps it’s better to actually do it – as opposed to tweeting-year-old photos and pretending that they’re new.