Donald Trump’s policies on just about everything propels people who haven’t thought about politics in a long time to sit up and take notice. Twitter is alive with comments about Trump’s administration, and the Donald Trump Twitter persona has become a meme of its own.
Donald Trump got me back into Twitter. There… I said it.
— chevan (@chevan) May 16, 2017
All the stress and anxiety about the changes is sending many watchers on both sides of the Trump dilemma rushing to bury their worries under several thousand calories worth of their fave comfort food.
The top food-related search on Google is “food near me,” followed closely by “fast food near me.” The world around Trump is filling up on mac and cheese, fries, chocolate cake, and caffeine in a giant cup full of sugar, cream, and flavors. Everyone wants to eat and drink some relief, and President Trump is no exception.
MSNBC wrote that calls to impeach Donald Trump now are exploding as allegations of Trump’s leaks to Russia are being referred to as a “grotesque violation of the President’s oath.”
Business Insider via Time magazine described a dinner Trump gave for reporters from the outlet. The White House servers were obviously “well-accustomed to catering to his preferences.” They knew the drill and had all the Donald Trump’s favorites ready to serve.
The president isn’t going to win any nutrition awards, but that’s the point of comfort food. It’s all about the fat, sugar, and salt, not the vitamins and minerals.
According to the other dinner guests, Donald was heavy on the fat, sugar, and salt, but wasn’t so interested in dishes like the fresh fruit plate that Mike Pence had for dessert.
Trump’s servers brought him two scoops of vanilla ice cream and a piece of chocolate cream pie. Everyone else at the dinner got only a single scoop of ice cream and probably had to stop off at the grocery store for a tub of sweet, frozen happiness on the way home.
Of course, Twitter took note of Americans’ obsessive interest in Donald’s dessert choices. One person said that reports on how many scoops of ice cream the president eats show how screwed up the media is.
The fact that the news is covering how many scoops of ice cream Donald Trump gets should show you just how screwed up the media is #whocares
— Jordyn Ross (@jROSS_7) May 12, 2017
On the other hand, if comfort food is the coping mechanism Americans are using, they may as well enjoy it vicariously too.
So this ice creamery near where I live just made a new flavor: "The Donald Trump." It's a White Russian-infused ice cream.
— Christina ✨Workin' (@IntroToGeek) March 20, 2017
Salad dressing in Trump’s White House is a “creamy vinaigrette” except for the president himself. Donald prefers the Russian-like Thousand Island dressing, which, according to the food blog, Delishably, is very similar to Russian salad dressing.
“There is a debate about what differentiates Thousand Island from Russian,” but the similarities are close enough to have Twitter users wondering if it’s a coverup.
Remember last month when CNN reported that it was very suspicious of Donald Trump to be eating a salad with "Russian" dressing on it
— joe jones (@joejones1954) May 13, 2017
Donald Trump also dug into an extra dish of sauce with the chicken course and sucked back his usual Diet Coke while other dinner guests drank water. Trump makes no secret of his predilection for fast food.
Donald Trump eats KFC and fast-food burgers and has a button that he presses to have a Coke brought to him. https://t.co/VkXYUxaRCg
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) May 13, 2017
According to the Detroit Free Press,Donald Trump’s Twitter account is full of posts about his “affection for eateries like McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken.”
Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania – departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
He’s not a fan of physical fitness either. CBS News via The New Yorker wrote that President Trump considers working out and exercise in general to be a “misguided” use of time and energy.
The way Donald Trump sees it, people are like batteries, and he’s not talking about the rechargeable kind. Trump thinks that each person is “born with a finite amount of energy,” and it’s foolish to use up that energy on exercise when it could be directed to building his business.
The Donald enjoys regular games of golf, but he doesn’t play the game for the fitness factor. Golf is all about making business deals.
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