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The top pop of America: Pop-Tarts announces ‘possible presidential run’ in 2020

By Gill Hyslop contact

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Pop-Tarts has announced its intention to possibly run for US president next year. Pic: ©GettyImages/banderlog
Pop-Tarts has announced its intention to possibly run for US president next year. Pic: ©GettyImages/banderlog

Related tags: Pop-Tarts, US president, Hostess brands, Burger king, Steak-umm

Watch out Donald Trump, Kellogg’s popular breakfast pastry has announced its aspiration to run for the POTUS spot next year. Hostess Snacks has offered to be vice president.

Pop-Tarts’ tweet asked followers to retweet in support of the endeavour, which garnered over 33,000 retweets and 57,000 likes.

Pop-Tart tweet 1

In comparison, the announcement from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz that he was ‘seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent’ was only retweeted 3,900 times.

Several other iconic food brands joined the fray to support or oppose the news from the sugary filled toaster pastries that Kellogg’s launched in 1964.

Hostess Brands asked to be Pop-Tarts’ running mate, an offer the toaster pastry said it would consider.

Pop-Tart tweet 1a

However, not all responses were as positive.

Frozen steak brand Steak-umm tweeted it had announced running last April and declared ‘war’ on Pop-Tarts.

Pop-Tart tweet 2

Even Burger King was quick to get in on the drama, agreeing that it was ‘about time we got a king.’

Note:​ A Kellogg’s spokesperson told the media the Pop-Tarts’ tweet “was an attempt to playfully engage with the brand’s fans”​ and not to be considered a serious presidential candidacy announcement.

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