Schumer takes heat for grilling photo in Father’s Day post

Schumer takes heat for grilling photo in Father’s Day post

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer might be feeling the burn from critics: He’s getting roasted for a Father’s Day grilling snapshot.

The New York Democrat posted a photo on the social platform X on Sunday to mark the dad-centric holiday, showing him grinning while balancing a burger on a spatula.

“Our family has lived in an apartment building for all our years,” Schumer wrote in the post, “but my daughter and her wife just bought a house with a backyard and for the first time we’re having a barbecue with hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill!”

“Father’s Day Heaven!” the 73-year-old senator exclaimed.

But the barbecuing lawmaker fanned the flames of criticism from grilled meat mavens with a whopper-sized snafu, firing up conservative media detractors who mocked a seemingly uncooked hamburger being topped with a slice of cheese.

“I get that you’re playing to the masses,” Donald Trump, Jr. said on X, “but literally no one puts cheese on a raw beef patty.”

“If you need help learning how to do basic grilling stuff let me know. Nice try relating though,” the 46-year-old son of former President Trump said.

“I’m not a grill master by any stretch. You don’t have to be to know Chuck Schumer has no clue what he’s doing,” another X user responded.

By Monday, the post disappeared from X. Schumer’s office didn’t respond to ITK’s request for comment.

Schumer’s seemingly undercooked episode, some critics noted, was reminiscent of other flame-related foul-ups by politicians.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) was mocked in 2022 for posing for a grilling pic while sporting a spotless white dress.

In 2021, Terry McAuliffe, at the time a Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate, took some heat for posting a Fourth of July video that appeared to show him cooking hot dogs and hamburgers on a grill that wasn’t powered on. The Virginia Republican Party targeted McAuliffe in a fiery reaction to the burger-flipping brouhaha, calling it “McAuliffe’s week that never got cooking.”

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