John Kasich Forced to Defend Himself After Eating Pizza in NYC With a Fork: ‘It Was Hot!’

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John Kasich stopped by a Queens pizzeria during a campaign stop and was mocked for using a knife and fork
If you want to be president, you have to appeal to the people, Governor Kasich.

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If you want to be president, you have to appeal to the people, Governor Kasich.

There are only two steadfast rules for eating pizza in New York: You always fold and you never, ever eat your slice with a knife and fork. Perhaps solidifying his dwindling prospects at snagging the Republican candidacy, Kasich annoyed the entire Big Apple when he went to a Queens pizzeria and ate his pizza with a knife and fork.

Reporters snagged photos of the underdog presidential hopeful cutting a slice at Gino’s Pizzeria.

"Look, look, the pizza came scalding hot, OK? And so I use a little fork," Ohio’s governor defended himself on ABC's "Good Morning America. "You know what? My wife who is on spring break with my daughters said, ’I'm proud of you. You finally learned how to use a utensil properly.’ But I mean — not only did I eat the pizza, I had the hot sausage. It was fantastic."

Co-host Robin Roberts quipped that New Yorkers eat pizza “a certain way” and quoted a few critical journalist comments about his neat eating preferences. Kasich was unafraid to shoot back, “I was eating pizza before that reporter was born.”

Don’t worry, Kasich, you’re not the only one: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump also was criticized on the campaign trail for cutting his pizza with a knife and fork.

As far as we know, Hillary Clinton and Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders have not been spotted committing such a culinary sin.

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