George Santos leaves DONUTS for reporters outside his office after promising ‘surprise’

George Santos leaves DONUTS for reporters outside his office after poll said most New Yorkers want him to resign and new interview surfaced claiming he survived an assassination attempt

  • Congressman George Santos left a box of a dozen donuts outside his office
  • Most appear to have been taken as of late on Tuesday morning
  • On Monday night a Brazilian interview surfaced showing Santos saying he survived an assassination attempt, though the clip did not show him elaborate

New York Republican Rep. George Santos left Dunkin Donuts outside of his office on Tuesday morning after promising a ‘surprise’ for journalists who have been covering his time on Capitol Hill. 

The freshman lawmaker has been under mounting scrutiny as details of his backstory continue to unravel, and questions rise about the source of his wealth despite living a seemingly modest life until recent years.

Since he arrived in Washington earlier this month, Santos’ office in Capitol Hill’s Longworth building has been surrounded by reporters and TV cameras hoping to catch a word about the steady drip of new revelations suggesting the congressman has been untruthful.

On Tuesday morning, those reporters were met with a box of a dozen donuts in a Dunkin box, a case of Dunkin brand coffee and the necessary plasticware and cups – left earlier by Santos himself.

Rep. George Santos left a box of Dunkin Donuts outside of his office on Tuesday morning

Rep. George Santos left a box of Dunkin Donuts outside of his office on Tuesday morning 

A significant number had been taken as of just before 9am on Tuesday, when DailyMail.com first observed the area outside of Santos' office

A significant number had been taken as of just before 9am on Tuesday, when DailyMail.com first observed the area outside of Santos’ office

As of just after 10am, it appeared that most of the donuts were taken. 

Santos posted a video of himself bringing the donuts later on Tuesday morning, writing on Twitter: ‘Surprise, hope all enjoyed the Dunks!’

DailyMail.com observed Capitol Hill staffers curiously sample the breakfast snacks – which appeared untouched by most of the reporters themselves, save for a couple of hungry exceptions.

‘Enjoying the donuts, I see,’ one Santos staffer quipped to the press upon seeing the half-empty box. 

It comes a day after a new poll showed most New Yorkers want Santos to resign, after he admitted to lying about his college education, career, family heritage and a number of other details.

Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they want Santos to resign, compared to just 17 percent who said they want him to stay on Capitol Hill.

Just under a quarter said they had no opinion on his political career.

His overall favorability rating is also low, at just 16 percent.

Even among fellow Republicans, a 49-percent plurality want him out of Congress. 

The freshman Republican from New York has been under intense scrutiny over questions about his backstory and misleading claims

The freshman Republican from New York has been under intense scrutiny over questions about his backstory and misleading claims

He's remained defiant in the face of calls to resign, and promised a 'surprise' for the reporters who have been swarming his office since he first got to Capitol Hill

He’s remained defiant in the face of calls to resign, and promised a ‘surprise’ for the reporters who have been swarming his office since he first got to Capitol Hill

A whopping 71 percent of suburban New York residents polled want him to resign, as well as 58 percent of those who call the Big Apple home.

But he’s so far brushed off all calls to step aside, insisting he’s focused on serving the people of New York’s 3rd Congressional District. 

The poll emerged hours before MSNBC resurfaced a clip of Santos telling a Brazilian outlet that he had survived an assassination attempt.

‘We have already suffered an attempt on my life, an assassination attempt, a threatening letter, having to have the police, a police escort standing in front of our house,’ he said in the interview, according to MSNBC’s translation.

He did not elaborate on the alleged incident in the clip shown.

But Santos also reportedly claimed in the clip to have been mugged ‘in the middle of Fifth Avenue’ of New York City, in broad daylight sometime during 2021.

‘And that wasn’t the worst of it. Nobody did anything, nobody did anything. The fear is real. It’s surreal what we live through here,’ the congressman said, according to the translation. 

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