Gov. Mike Pence's tweet about 'NY Chili's' creates social media backlash

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

NEW YORK (WPVI) -- Donald Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, created some strong reactions on social media after he tweeted a picture with his family sitting down for a meal at a local Chili's before heading back home.

Shortly after Pence's tweet was posted, he got numerous replies questioning his choice of restaurants while in the area - some even questioning why he couldn't get a seat at Trump Grill.

According to Chili's website, the only restaurant location in New York City is on Richmond Avenue on Staten Island.


One tweet suggests that Pence ate at the East Rutherford location.

Our sister station Eyewitness News reached out to the East Rutherford Chili's location, but would not confirm whether Pence was there Saturday.