An Unsettling List Of The Junk Food President Trump Eats Emerges Online

An Unsettling List Of The Junk Food President Trump Eats Emerges Online
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Updated 8 months ago

If changing your diet is at the top of your list of 2018 New Year's resolutions, don't look to President Trump for guidance or inspiration: In a new book, Let Trump Be Trump, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and ex-top aide David Bossie offer an in-depth look at what fuels and propels our current leader — and its not organic veggies, baked fish, and kombucha.

The Washington Post, which obtained an advanced copy of the book, noted:

And Trump’s appetite seems to know no bounds when it comes to McDonald’s, with a dinner order consisting of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”

Grub Street broke it down, nutritionally speaking:

That is a meal with two 540-calorie burgers, two 410-calorie fish sandwiches, and a 772-calorie shake (if he gets a medium size), for a grand total of 2,672 calories, 117 grams of fat, 3,556 milligrams of sodium, and 326 milligrams of cholesterol.

Trump's eating habits have been widely publicized since he hit the campaign trail in 2016. Other favorites include Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, well-done steak with ketchup, and Diet Coke. And that doesn't even take snack foods into consideration.

According to the Washington Post, the book says:

The plane’s cupboards were stacked with Vienna Fingers, potato chips, pretzels and many packages of Oreos because Trump, a renowned germaphobe, would not eat from a previously opened package.

But Trump's apparent nonchalance about healthfulness with his dietary choices doesn't mean he doesn't take his food seriously. 

As Grub Street reports:

Adviser Sam Nunberg got purposely left behind at one McDonald’s because his “special-order burger” was taking too long for the president. “Leave him,” Trump supposedly ordered. “Let’s go.” Lewandowski and Bossie add that orchestrating Trump’s meals was literally “as important as any other aspect of his march to the presidency.” Ensuring that a bag of hot fast food was waiting for Trump on the plane was therefore an all-hands-on-deck situation.

Twitter was happy to weigh in regarding Trump's eating habits:

We'll have to wait to see if the President makes a New Year's resolution to eat healthier food. Until then, happy eating Ronald Donald!