New book reveals Donald Trump's McDonald's order and it's pretty gross
We all know Donald Trump loves fast food. When he was on the campaign trail, he posted a picture of himself eating KFC with a knife and a fork. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, he called McDonald's Big Macs and Fillet-O-Fish "great stuff." In the White House, he orders Coca-Cola by pushing a little red button on his desk. His lifestyle's rich and classy, but his meals are the exact opposite.
There's nothing wrong with eating a little fast food now and then. Well, there is, but shut up, it's delicious. There are times when we've all said, "Screw it. I'm not making dinner, I'm going to Taco Bell." We might regret it the next day (or in an hour), but it was so worth it. Even Bill Clinton famously enjoyed his Mickey D's. When presidents eat the same crap we do, they seem more relatable. However, a new book reveals Trump's diet to be much grosser - and weirder - than we imagined.
Trump's former campaign managers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie wrote Let Trump Be Trump. It's a tell-all book that offers a glimpse behind the curtain of Donald Trump's wild, unpredictable crisis-filled campaign. There are a lot of juicy details - like how press secretary Hope Hicks steamed Trump's pants while he was still wearing them - but the juiciest details are about his diet. Actually, I shouldn't use the word juice. Juice is too healthy. I think grease is more appropriate. The greasiest details are about his diet.
According to the authors, Trump's typical order at McDonald's is “Two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.” First of all, beef, fish and a milkshake? Gross. Second, wow, all that food's just for him? That equals 2,430 calories and 11g of fat. The daily recommended calorie intake for a not-very-active man Trump's age is 2,000 calories. He's exceeding it with one meal! Maybe he thinks the daily recommended calorie intake is "fake news." (Or maybe he burns a lot of calories rage-tweeting every morning.)
But there are even greasier details. Bossie and Lewandowski write, "On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.” Remember when Trump tweeted, "I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke"? I guess he was speaking from experience.
And that's not all. The plane was also stocked with fruit and vegetables. Just kidding. The plane was also stocked with Vienna Fingers, potato chips, pretzels and "many packages of Oreos." Why multiple packages? As a noted germophobe, Trump refused to eat out of any package that was previously opened. And this diet was taken very seriously. The authors wrote that “the orchestrating and timing of Mr. Trump’s meals was as important as any other aspect of his march to the presidency." (Though with this diet, it's more of a waddle than a march.)
You may wonder, is this really the healthiest diet for a 71-year-old man? Well, there's no reason to worry about Trump's health. In December 2015, Trump's personal doctor, Harold Bornstei, described his health as “astonishingly excellent" after a five minute assessment. Then he added “If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."
Forget the Atkins diet - get on the Trump diet, and order “Two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.” It's all part of the art of the meal.