“My Staff Tried To Stop Me”—Senator’s Tuna Melt Tutorial Is So Bad It Goes Viral

You see a lot of messed up stuff on the internet, especially during times of global crisis like these, but this video of a Virginia senator making a nasty tuna melt is proving to be too much for an overloaded American public.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner posted the video on his Instagram page in which he uses too much mayonnaise, gross cheese, and a microwave to create the world’s worst sandwich.

“My daughters won’t eat them anymore, and my staff tried to stop me from sharing this quarantine delicacy with the world,” he wrote. “Fortunately for you, they were OVERRULED. So here it is, my soon-to-be-world-famous Tuna Melt.”

Oh, it’s famous, alright. But not for the reason you may have hoped.

There are so many things wrong with the way he makes this sandwich: the bread, failing to drain the brine from the tuna can, having the nerve to microwave fish in a house he shares with other human beings.

Even fellow Virginia Senator Tim Kaine couldn’t resist dragging Warner for this one.

To his credit, Senator Warner is clearly poking fun of himself in the video, exaggerating the skill it takes to make the tuna melt and using text graphics to admit this is the only recipe he knows. Plus, he uses the microwave time to wash his hands thoroughly.

In the end, he does issue a pretty nice statement encouraging Virginians to keep up the social distancing and assuring them that they will make it to the other side.

“We will get through this Virginia,” he said. “We will get through this America. When we go back to basics.”

Maybe a little less basic when it comes to sandwiches, though.

Another positive thing about this otherwise cringe-worthy video is its service as a distraction from the admittedly worse things going on right now.

Thank you, Mr. Senator, for sacrificing yourself so we could all have some laughs at your expense. We needed this.