Donald Trump's deep-rooted love for junk food might have an unexpected reason
As Donald Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers football team to the White House, his love of fast food resurfaced, and the reason might not come as a surprise.
A feast awaited the championship-winning Clemson Tigers football team once they arrived at the White House on Tuesday.
Everyone knows of President Trump’s love of fast food, so the spread included all his favorites with meals from McDonald’s, Burger King and Dominos were stacked all along White House dining table as Trump elaborated:
“I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamburgers, etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!”
Great being with the National Champion Clemson Tigers last night at the White House. Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amounts of Fast Food (I paid), over 1000 hamburgers etc. Within one hour, it was all gone. Great guys and big eaters!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 15, 2019
Funny enough, he initially spelled hamburgers as “Hamberders.” Nonetheless, the team was lovin’ it as the president had it his way with the spread of various burgers and nuggets, as they systematically ate through the stack of fast food.
The post was up for nearly three hours before President Trump took the original message off before reposting with the correct spelling of hamburger.
Donald Trump’s love for fast food had been well documented, and even goes back to 2002 when he starred in a McDonald’s commercial. Therein Donald spoke to Grimace about his amazement over the $1 Big N’ Tasty.
On several occasions, the president’s love for junk food came up as the Daily Mail noted in 2015 that Trump bought his private plane’s crew members Burger King “because it's quick.”
In 2016 President Trump got snapped lovin' it with patties drenched in ketchup while the buns made their way back into the McDonald’s packaging.
This is where Trump's love of McD's all began... https://t.co/cizLEBv2Io— Jordan Ballor (@JordanBallor) January 15, 2019
Later in the year, Trump posted a picture where he beamed while devouring a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
With all the tools available to the president, it might seem odd that he would not make use of that to maintain a healthy diet. However, Trump does have his reasons.
In the book, ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,’ Michael Wolff said that Trump fears his food being poisoned, and have for a long time. In a chain food restaurant, no one would know in advance that he would stop by and most of the food would already be made.
As Trump said during his controversial appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ in 2016, is that with fast food “you know what you’re getting.”
During a town hall with Anderson Cooper in 2016, Trump touched on his sense of hygiene as he said:
“I’m a very clean person. I like cleanliness, and I think you’re better off going there than maybe someplace that you have no idea where the food’s coming from. It’s a certain standard. I think the food’s good.”
During the interview, President Trump’s favorite McDonald’s meal came up, and curiously enough, “Fish Delight” does not exist.
Followers had a field day with the snaps taken of Trump standing behind the large dining table filled with silver plattered junk food. Two massive gold candle holders were placed on either side on top of the table, while directly behind Trump, the pondering face of Abraham Lincoln.
Paul Krugman, the award-winning economist also made mention of the late Abraham Lincoln in his latest post for The New York Times. His slant towards the president fell in line with the surge of comments posted to the picture of Trump in the White House dining room.
I love these folks who trash talk the president, but don't realize that he is only 1 of only 4 people alive today who have gotten themselves elected to lead the most powerful country in the history of forever, so I would Imagine that he is at least slightly better than Krugman— David Sommer (@DavidmeSommer) January 16, 2019
He described the Trump administration as being of “extraordinarily low quality” and wrote:
“Lincoln had a team of rivals; Trump has a team of morons.”
Further along Krugman’s thoughts, he spoke of how working for the president used to be “a career booster,” in contrast to the current presidency that is “so chaotic, corrupt and potentially compromised by his foreign entanglements that anyone associated with him gets tainted.”
Paul Krugman pulled no punches with his analysis of those working in the Trump administration. https://t.co/7432JoZ3pI— HuffPost (@HuffPost) January 16, 2019
"Do we give you some little quick salads that the First Lady and Second Lady could make. But I said you guys aren't into salads. Or do I send out for about 1,000 hamburgers? If it's American, I like it. It's all American stuff, 300 hamburgers, many, many french fries - all of our favorite foods."
President Trump welcomed the NCAA national champion Clemson Tigers football team to the White House with a shutdown smorgasbord of fast food offerings he called "great American food," including piles of pizza and fries and more than 300 burgers. https://t.co/OVBdfzv4wg pic.twitter.com/dzEztYbia1— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 15, 2019
With the government shutdown ongoing, it has led to a lack of staff throughout several government organizations, including the White House. Trump’s comment, which was meant as a joke, was not received as one by most people as they found it sexist and in poor taste.
It would appear that President Trump has taken up semi-permanent residence in the dog box, as he actions and constant social media updates land him in trouble more often than not.
President Trump said he was personally paying for the meals provided to Clemson for their White House visit, due to the government shutdown. Trump told reporters that he was serving "McDonalds, Wendy's and Burger King with some pizza." https://t.co/q8kxNRy1pa pic.twitter.com/iGXzrD32F0— CNN (@CNN) January 15, 2019