Praising snow-shoveling politician leaves many Twitter users cold
A Canadian politician’s attempt to praise his wife on social media for shoveling snow leaves many Twitter users cold.
Saturday, Jon Reyes, a member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly and Manitoba’s Minister of Economic Development and Employment, posted a tweet expressing admiration for his wife, Cynthia, for shoveling snow after working nights at a nearby hospital.
“Even after a 12-hour night shift in the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway. May God bless her and all of our frontliners. It’s time to make him some breakfast, ”Reyes wrote.
The tweet included a photo, presumably taken by Reyes, watching his wife outside shoveling snow after a long night’s work.
While Reyes’ tweet was likely meant to be supportive, many Twitter users wondered why he stayed in a warm house photographing her while she was away. shovel snow in -2 degree weather after working 12 hours.
The Canadian politician did not respond to Twitter mockery. But on Sunday, in his first and only tweet since joining the platform in October, his wife tried to give her side of the story.
This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.