Gretchen Whitmer to Laid Off Healthcare Worker: ‘Can I Buy Ya a Hot Dog?’

Whitmer Offers Man Seeking Unemployment Benefit a Hot Dog

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer stopped at a Detroit restaurant for a photo op on Thursday and got served a cold dose of reality.

Whitmer visited Lafayette Coney Island to serve hot dogs, and a man who claimed to be a laid off healthcare worker confronted her.

“I haven’t received none of my benefits yet,” the man lamented, referring to unemployment benefits, which has been an ongoing problem for many Michiganders struggling to access the system.

“Is there any possible way you could put my name in?” the man asked.

“I’ll check in on it,” she said, before adding, “Can I buy ya a hot dog?”

The man declined just before the video ended. It’s not clear if Whitmer or her staff followed up with the man.

The governor said the stop was part of her “Work with Whitmer” series, according to WDIV.

“I wanted to get in and work alongside people that are showing up and doing it safely so people know we’re open for business. You can come in and enjoy this phenomenal food and do so safely,” she said.

Kyle Olson is a reporter for Breitbart News. He is also host of “The Kyle Olson Show,” syndicated on Michigan radio stations on Saturdays. Listen to segments on YouTube. Follow him on Twitter and like him on Facebook.


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