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November 01, 2016

Donald Trump hunts for votes with surprise visit to King of Prussia Wawa

Campaign leaves store with Tastykake snacks

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump worked up an appetite during a campaign stop Tuesday in suburban Philadelphia so he did what many locals do when they need a quick bite: go to Wawa.

Trump and running mate Mike Pence appeared together at a private event at the DoubleTree by Hilton located on West Dekalb Pike in King of Prussia.

After focusing much of his speech on rising health care premiums under Obamacare, Trump made an unscheduled stop at a Wawa down the street.

Many journalists traveling with the campaign struggled to understand what Wawa exactly is and how it's spelled:

Trump was accompanied by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and daughter Tiffany Trump, who should be no stranger to the convenience store as a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Associated Press reported that Trump did not purchase anything, but members of his entourage bought some Tastykake snacks. Trump used his time wisely to pose for pictures with customers.

The nominee's son, Eric Trump, expressed regret for missing out on the unexpected Wawa run.

Last week, Eric Trump ignited a firestorm over another local delicacy. While visiting Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, he received the support of company owner Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr. Beer drinkers were none too pleased.

A similar chord was struck during the Wawa visit as many frequent customers took to Twitter to voice their opinions:

After the visit, Trump scurried off to the airport to catch a flight to his next campaign stop in Wisconsin.