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As the campaign for the next prime minister pushes on in fiery competition, underdog Rishi Sunak has tried and failed to sell himself as a man of the people in an effort to overtake his competitor, Liz Truss.
In the past, relatability to the British public has proved an important way of testing how in touch politicians are with the rest of the country... As exemplified by the classic ‘how much does a pint of milk cost?’ question.
It seems while Sunak was busy trying to appeal to the public, he got himself caught out for ‘lying’ on ITV’s This Morning sofa earlier today (18 August.)
Earlier this week, the former chancellor posted a photo on his Instagram Stories showing his ‘failed’ attempt at using a contactless debit card in a McDonald’s, something he's been called out for not knowing how to use in the past.
Following his clear attempt to appear relatable to the masses in his social media post, the hosts of ITV’s This Morning had a 'burning question' to ask the former chancellor this morning.
After hosts Rochelle Humes and Andi Peters shared their respective go-to McDonald’s orders, Sunak was called on to share the order that plunged him into a supposed payment fail.
Sunak revealed his Maccies breakfast order as a 'bacon roll with ketchup and the pancakes'.
However, he then went on to add that this order changes if he’s with his eldest daughter, saying: "With my eldest daughter we get the wrap, so if I’m with her, the wrap with the hash brown and everything in it”.
And yet, one self-described 'breakfast wrap aficionado' on Twitter was quick to point out Sunak for lying in his comment, explaining that the breakfast wrap Sunak referred to was in fact discontinued earlier this year and taken off the menu in 2020: “Rishi Sunak tells This Morning that if he goes to McDonald's with his daughters they all get the breakfast wrap... as a breakfast wrap aficionado I can confirm they were taken off the menu in March 2020 due to Covid, and in January it was confirmed they will never return!”
Rishi Sunak tells This Morning that if he goes to McDonald's with his daughters they all get the breakfast wrap... as a breakfast wrap aficionado I can confirm they were taken off the menu in March 2020 due to Covid, and in January it was confirmed they will never return!— Geri Scott (@Geri_E_L_Scott) August 18, 2022
She later cited a McDonald’s Twitter post as proof of the wrap’s removal from the McDonald’s menu permanently.
One Twitter user responded to the revelation candidly, saying: “Trying to seem more relatable to the masses and failing horribly again”.
Not a great result for a man trying to convince the public he’s like the rest of us ‘common people’.
It seems that the aspiring prime minister is failing in his efforts to convince the British public of his relatability, but let's face it, it's hard to be relatable when your wife is a billionaire.