VIDEO: Venezuelan president mocked for eating ‘pastry’ during live TV address
Venezuela has been in the news for obvious bad reasons surrounding country’s existing financial crisis, but its President seems unmoved by suffering of his own people – at least some experts believe so after a video showed him gobbling an empanada during a live TV address.
Its collapsing economy has left people in the country devoid of basics like food and medicine resulting in malnutrition among other severe health conditions.
As the citizens are going through a crisis, it is a video of Nicolás Maduro, the President, giving a live address that is going viral.
If you are wondering why, then it is because the Internet users haven’t taken it lightly to see Maduro munching on an empanada while the country reels under such grave conditions.
Empanada is made by folding a dough or bread patty around the stuffing. The stuffing can consist of a variety of meats, vegetables, or even fruits.
“Venezuela’s president, already mocked for gaining weight amid a hunger crisis, pulls out an empanada from his desk during a live TV address,” read the tweet of Hannah Dreier, a journalist in the country. This is the video.
The video has gone viral, creating a stir online, especially on Twitter where people have bashed the President for displaying a lack of empathy for the citizens.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to it:
I can’t tell if he’s trolling or hungry
— Carl Setterlund (@CarlSetterlund) November 3, 2017
Stuffs face on live TV as his people starve. What a class act!
— Mark Gospodarek (@azinfadel) November 3, 2017
But the empanada . . .
It’s right there . . .
What’d you EXPECT me to do with it?!
— Buck Gibson (@buckgibson) November 5, 2017
Ok I still can’t believe he pulled an empanada out of a drawer in the middle of this conference ugh 😑
— Kirti Patel, MD (@kirtipatelmd) November 4, 2017