Days since Trump last consumed a cheeseburger: 17

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Flaunting the Zen-like self-control for which he is known, President Trump has reportedly gone more than two weeks without consuming a cheeseburger.

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Newsweek reports that after the president’s doctor ordered him to drop a few pounds, Trump has incorporated more fish, salads, and soups into his diet, which was previously made up of taco bowls, pink Starburst, and kiddie pools of Diet Coke. A source familiar with the president’s eating habits tells Newsweek it’s been two weeks since Trump ate a cheeseburger.

Staffers have been able to convince the president to eat more healthfully through a variety of dietary practices, including putting broccoli on a fork that makes zoomie noises like an airplane, and cutting fish filets into dinosaur shapes.

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Lest we assume that Trump’s hangriness is to blame for recent White House staffing chaos, vacillating pronouncements on gun control, and all-caps rants about steel, staffers tell Bloomberg he feels he is “thriving” on his new diet. Much like a caged gorilla eventually adjusts to the cabbage heads lobbed over his fence by zookeepers, Trump has adapted to his new, more plant-focused diet.

The regimen does allow one “cheat day” per week, which he spends inhaling bacon and drinking the blood of DACA recipients.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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The regimen does allow one “cheat day” per week, which he spends inhaling bacon and drinking the blood of DACA recipients.

Are we sure it’s the blood? This is a jamoke who orders his steaks well-done AND PUTS FREAKING KETCHUP ON THEM.