When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had an aide go through a "substantial" amount of Starbursts so that he could gift Trump only the red and pink ones, we doubt he thought it would turn into Twitter's new favorite thing to argue about. Oh, but it did. It so did. After noticing that Trump only are the red and pink fruit chews, McCarthy purchased a large quantity of Starburtsts and then had a staffer pick out only the red and pink ones and place them in a jar. McCarthy then made sure his name was on that jar and gifted it to Trump, who was reportedly grinning ear-to-ear. To many people, this is further proof of the pandering and waste that plague Trump's White House. To others, it's just stupid.
Red and pink Starbursts might be the only thing Trump and I agree on.— Kendra McClanahan (@kendram23) January 16, 2018
That is honestly one of the most thoughtful gifts. I can only hope to reach a point where people are pre-filtering shitty Starbursts for me.— Matt Hoendorf (@matthewhoendorf) January 16, 2018
It's hard to blame him. It's such low fruit. The President's strings can be pulled by something as menial as the right colored Starbursts. Opportunistic Hack is going to be Opportunistic.— Trent Harvey (@TheTrentHarvey) January 16, 2018
How stupid. Really... starbursts? DT has to be given candy, like a toddler? Good grief! These things are so unreal. To use an old word, these are space cadets in the worst way. LOL— EveLynne (@LaGallega55) January 16, 2018
To curry favor with Trump, Kevin McCarthy had a staffer get rid of Starbursts that weren't the right color. It worked so well that next he's going to try it with people.— david litt (@davidlitt) January 16, 2018
Strange that the least racist man ever can't even handle the diversity of a pack of starbursts.— Ben - ThinkandDrink (@tanddben) January 15, 2018
When I was in kindergarten, I ate a yellow Starburst and didn't like it. So I just ate the ones I did like until my tastebuds matured a little and I learned to like sour things better. Even when I was 5, no one had to pick out pink and red ones for me. https://t.co/qUjSREvpjc— Agent Maria Hill 2018 💥 (@AgentHillResist) January 15, 2018