President Trump has made no secret of his love of fast food. Despite a former Trump aide recently confessing that he made up rumors about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) being sent to fetch Big Macs for Trump on the campaign trail, it's telling that the story, at least, seemed plausible.
"The Big Macs are great," Trump raved at a CNN townhall in 2016. "The Quarter Pounder. It's great stuff." Separately, he explained to The New York Times that his love of fast food is linked to his obsession with cleanliness. "One bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald's," he said. "One bad hamburger, you take Wendy's and all these other places and they're out of business."
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
The fast food love extends even to his wife, Melania Trump, who was seen swinging by Whataburger in Texas on Wednesday:
— Miranda Matocha (@MirandaMatocha) December 6, 2017
On Thursday, President Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, heroically defended his one-time boss' diet. CNN's Alisyn Camerota had asked if Lewandowski ever worried about the fact that Trump was ordering "two Big Macs, two filet of fish sandwiches, and a chocolate milkshake." Lewandowski said he wasn't concerned because Trump — in his own apparent take on a Paleo or gluten-free diet — skips the bread:
Asked about Trump's campaign trail fast food eating habits (2 Big Macs, 2 Filet of Fish, chocolate milkshake) on @NewDay, Corey Lewandowski says: "Well, he never ate the bread, which is the important part ... Was I concerned? No" https://t.co/YM7G41NAA3
— Jennifer Hansler (@jmhansler) December 7, 2017