Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner, a wealthy businessman with an estimated worth of $20 million, told rival and current Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday that he would "stomp all over your face with golf spikes."
The threats to Wolf, which were posted in an official campaign Facebook video, came amid polling showing that Wagner is losing badly to Wolf in this year's race for Pennsylvania governor. According to the current Real Clear Politics average of polls, Wolf leads the race against Wagner by an average of nearly 17 points.
Wolf's threats also drew howls of laughter across the internet, as many Twitter users mocked him for coming across as a stereotypical rich Republican by mentioning the use of golf spikes in his rant.
Check out some of the responses below.
I mean, isn’t a Republican threatening to stomp someone with golf spikes a little on the nose “I shall then have m… https://t.co/RaOccwI8ma— AlternativeGroupOfHats (@AlternativeGroupOfHats)1539364419.0
I can’t think of another example of someone invoking golf spikes in an attempt to sound tough. Maybe on the Soprano… https://t.co/yHot73aer3— southpaw (@southpaw)1539360897.0
You better put on a catcher’s mask cause I’m going stomp on you with golf spikes and throw a touchdown from three point range.— Ben White (@Ben White)1539363388.0
Can you call one shitty guy in a grainy unprofessional video “a mob?” Side note: I love that his idea of being a to… https://t.co/Hn0eOkzjec— haunted dog (@haunted dog)1539365416.0
'"Stomp all over your face with golf spikes" is a common blue-collar saying among real Americans' - Patrick Ruffini https://t.co/4JImWrliGb— area tweeter (@area tweeter)1539366705.0
Nothing screams "working-class hero" like walking around in golf spikes. Perhaps the next ad will feature a threat… https://t.co/yCUQZqWOFd— Jonathan Allen (@Jonathan Allen)1539365931.0