Donald Trump’s alarming dietary habits are no secret. We know he celebrated his primary election win with a Big Mac and fries. We know the Virginia stop on his campaign trail was preceded by a bucket of fried chicken from KFC, wolfed down in his private jet. He once said KFC is “not the worst thing in the world,” which counts as almost overwhelming praise coming from DT. We know he believes all fast food is germ-free, just like him. He once said he loves the “Fish Delight” from McDonald’s, which isn’t even a real thing.
We know Trump’s relationship with fast food is disturbing at the least and abominable at worst– we just didn’t know that it was veritably death-defying as well. In an advance copy of Let Trump Be Trump attained by the Washington Post, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie’s new book chronicling their experience on Trump’s campaign, the paper writes that the president’s appetite “seems to know no bounds” when it comes to McDonald’s. His TYPICAL dinner there consists of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”
Let’s break this down real quick:
- Big Mac: Two 1.6-ounce beef patties, three buns, “special sauce,” lettuce, American cheese, pickles, and onions (540 calories and 28 grams of fat each.)
- Filet-O-Fish: fish filet patty, tartar sauce, American cheese, and a bun (410 calories and 20 grams of fat each)
- Malted Chocolate Shake: 772-calorie shake if Trump gets a medium size
Grand Total: 2,672 calories, 117 grams of fat, 3,556 milligrams of sodium, and 326 milligrams of cholesterol.
The confluence of all these items exceeds the recommended daily calorie intake for men of Trump’s age as well as the recommended amount of sodium to avoid high blood pressure. Unsurprising, seeing as many of the other passages pulled from the book describe his frequent wrath and frequent “expletive-filled tirades” which made the co-authors want “to parachute off Trump Force One.”
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
“Trump’s fast-food diet is a theme,” added the Washington Post. “On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke,” the authors write.
As for snacks? “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.” A far cry from our last president, who snacked on raw nuts and frequently dined on salmon and broccoli in the evenings. Ah, to be 2015 again…