A waiter pours a Diet Coca-Cola for President Donald Trump during a working lunch at the United Nations in New York on September 25, 2018. NICHOLAS Kama/AFP/Getty Images The habit has been on public display throughout his presidency, as he's notably forgone traditional toasts with wine and champagne for a glass of Diet Coke.
Twitter/ Donald Trump It wasn't a surprise when Trump tweeted a photo of himself next to a bucket of KFC in the last months of the 2016 presidential campaign, considering his well-known track record with fast food. The spread appeared to come from the chain's bucket meal menu, which includes options for up to 16 pieces of fried chicken with biscuits and sides that can feed four to eight people.
Tom McCorkell for The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump told US Weekly in 2010 that his older sister Maryanne makes meatloaf for him on his birthday. Zhao/Flickr According to two former campaign aides, president's typical order is a 2,430-calorie spread that includes two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake.
Business Insider's Kate Taylor and Hollis Johnson previously reported that the $19 novelty item made them feel “bamboozled into paying more than twice as much for something that Quota does better,” casting down on Trump's tweet that proclaimed they were the “best.” And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen and President Xi was enjoying it,” Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bathroom.
Not only does he feast on KFC, mac and cheese, and Oreos, he often turns those guilty pleasure indulgences into everyday foods. To eat like Trump, skip the vegetables and munch through this list.
Highviews/Shutterstock In 2016, Trump posted a photo of himself on Twitter enjoying a bucket of fried chicken and what appears to be containers of mashed potatoes and gravy from KFC. Hopefully he was sharing that large meal with others on his private jet, though we can't blame him if he's a fan of leftovers.
Brent Hacker/Shutterstock One of Trump's most memorable tweets came about because of his apparent love of taco bowls. The heavy Tex-Mex dish is still available on the menu at Trump Tower Grill, and comes with seasoned beef, pic ode Gallo, guacamole, lettuce, sour cream and cheese.
In 2012, he tweeted that he's never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke, calling it “garbage.” As someone who sold his own brand of steaks, he might be expected to enjoy them with at least a bit of pink, but that's not the case.
That's not unusual as a topping for meatloaf, but the topic of ketchup on an expensive steak has brought about a surprising amount of controversy, according to Forbes. Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock Considering his love for fast food, it's no surprise that Trump has an affinity for Burger King.
Mo E./Yelp When Sarah Pain was in New York City in 2011, she went out for pizza with Trump to chain restaurant Famous Familiar. Brent Hacker/Shutterstock Trump made a stop at the Red Arrow Diner in New Hampshire in early 2016 after a campaign rally.
Tranquility/Shutterstock The employees of the White House know Trump's personal dining preferences, according to Time. Viktor1/Shutterstock Trump prefers A Thousand Island dressing to vinaigrette, according to Time.
While Trump's dinner guests are served vinaigrette, the president gets a creamy dressing with his salad. Foodie/Shutterstock A newly elected president's Inauguration Day menu always garners a lot of attention, as it's one of the first choices a new POTUS gets to make.
For his inaugural luncheon, Trump chose fancy classics like Maine lobster, steak, and souffle. Whether he actually eats them anymore is the question, since he claimed he was swearing off the iconic cookie when the brand's parent company laid off 600 workers in its Chicago plant.
Alexander Prokopenko/Shutterstock Though the president is not a big fan of breakfast, he likes to indulge in bacon and eggs. Benito/Shutterstock For a lighter breakfast, President Trump told Fox News he enjoys cereal like corn flakes and Raisin Bran.
That includes things that are pretty difficult or unusual to eat with anything but a pair of hands, like KFC and pizza. It's made him the target of ridicule on his favorite social media outlet, Twitter.
Amanda Bear B./Yelp A legendary New York restaurant, 21 Clubs has been visited by every sitting president since FDR, except Barack Obama and George W. Bush, though Bush did eat there when he was governor of Texas, according to Fox News. Trump famously ditched the press and had dinner there with his family in November 2016, shortly after being elected president.
Harsh temperatures in January caused pipes to rupture, closing the storied eatery for repairs until mid-March. Verb eek/Shutterstock If you really want to dine like President Trump, there’s one thing you’ll need to omit from the menu: alcohol.
Even though he once had his name on a brand of vodka and gave a winery to his son, Eric, the president often points out that he doesn’t drink or smoke and has advised his children against drinking and smoking, citing the loss of his brother, Fred, who died an alcoholic at age 43. While previous presidents’ terms in office have resulted in major strides towards better school lunches and nutrition education programs, President Trump ’s policy team has been less ambitious in this realm.
On one occasion, he ordered the duo with a greasy side of hash browns and biscuits. The resulting mammoth plate was so loaded that it could compete with even the most caloric fast- food breakfasts.
Trump gets a lot of flak for his reckless eating, but a source recently told Axis that he’s been trying to clean things up. “He does eat salad,” the source insisted, faced with listeners’ disbelief.
“Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf,” the president reportedly said, assertively making the governor’s dinner choice an easy one. Left behind on his plate, you’ll find a mangled slab of bread; the president reportedly thinks this tactic helps him keep his weight down.
Famously photographed gnawing on a pork chop while sporting his red “Make America Great Again” cap, the president sure loves his fatty meats. Alongside his occasional Cobb salad, Trump has added healthy seafood to his menu in an attempt to lighten up White House fare.
It sounds like a big, meaty Quarter Founder is what the president is really craving, even when he orders a nicer cut of meat. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.
Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. A newly elected president's Inauguration Day menu always garners a lot of attention, as it's one of the first choices a new POTUS gets to make.
For his inaugural luncheon, Trump chose fancy classics like Maine lobster, steak, and souffle. Whether he actually eats them anymore is the question, since he claimed he was swearing off the iconic cookie when the brand's parent company laid off 600 workers in its Chicago plant in 2016.
That includes things that are pretty difficult or unusual to eat with anything but a pair of hands, like KFC and pizza. Trump famously ditched the press and had dinner there with his family in November 2016, shortly after being elected president.