Scott Walker Gets Called Out on Twitter for Posting Old Photo While Claiming to Have Eaten Out Saturday Night

Scott Walker Gets Called Out on Twitter for Posting Old Photo While Claiming to Have Eaten Out Saturday Night

Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker claimed Saturday night on Twitter that he ate at a pizza restaurant in Milwaukee.

“We have to support our local restaurants and small businesses!” he wrote alongside an oddly zoomed-in picture of a pizza.


Shortly thereafter, it was pointed out on Twitter by a user named IFNAlphaMale that Walker had posted a photograph of the exact same pizza, drinks and utensil arrangement in October 2019.

Several others mocked Walker’s tweet.


Was Walker actually at San Giorgio Pizzeria Napoletana? “I used an old photo since we didn’t take one last night,” Walker wrote in a follow-up tweet on Sunday.

But why not just tweet that he was there without including a photograph at all? The cropping of the year-old picture has only lead many to suspect that he was not living up to his pledge. Plus, he only made a clarification after the picture’s origin was revealed.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.