Daily Show host Jon Stewart turned his attention to a burgeoning “crisis” surrounding New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D): the revelation that the new mayor eats his pizza with a knife and fork.
“Motherf*cker,” he raged, before getting himself to settle down. For a second.
“You’re supposed to be a champion of the middle class,” Stewart continued. “Two weeks into your term, and we catch you eating pizza a la [Donald] Trump? And you call yourself a radical socialist bent on destroying New York City.”
Even if de Blasio faced a learning curve in becoming the city’s mayor, Stewart said, his first lesson should be eating the city’s “signature dish” in the correct way, arguing that Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) would never be caught eating a cheesesteak with utensils.
“You’re a man of the people!” Stewart yelled. “Eat like one!”
While admitting that Blasio’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg (I), would have an assistant “cut it up, chew it, and then feed it to him like a baby bird,” Stewart still wasn’t buying de Blasio’s argument that the knife-and-fork method was in keeping with his Italian heritage.
“Do you see a Sistine Chapel or a Leaning Tower of Pisa out the window? No, you don’t,” Stewart said. “You see several junkyards and a tanning salon. You know why? ‘Cause you’re in f*cking Staten Island, the island that isn’t shaped like a boot — it just smells like one. And when you’re in Staten Island, you eat your pizza like a disgusting savage, just like every other person in this f*cking city.”
Watch Stewart’s advice for the mayor, as posted online on Monday, below.