White House: John Kelly was displeased with pre-NATO breakfast spread, not Trump’s comments

Donald Trump launched his trip to the 29th annual NATO conference this week by deriding Germany at a pre-summit morning meeting, saying that “Germany is totally controlled by Russia.” According to The Washington Post, the three senior officials seated next to Trump “seemed uncomfortable at times, pursing their lips…

Report: North Korea might not give up nukes, but will consider a burger chain

I’ve worked here long enough to know that “not an Onion headline” is in fact the lowest form of humor, resting slightly below the pun. And yet… a CIA report circulating widely this morning seems go indicate that the proposed June 12 summit between the U.S. and North Korea is likely not going to end up the way Donald…

President’s mental stability offered as sign that U.S. beef is safe from mad cow disease

As the U.S. and China participate in trade talks, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was quick to attempt to assuage concerns that U.S. beef was tainted by mad cow disease. After all, The New York Post points out, “China had banned imports on U.S. beef since 2003 over concerns of mad cow disease. It wasn’t until 2017 that…

Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort cited for kitchen violations again

Those looking to Mar-A-Lago for evidence of Donald Trump’s sound management skills will likely be disappointed. The pricey Trump-owned Florida resort—which he has trying to pull off as the “Winter White House,” like there is such a thing—has recently been called out for a number of violations, ranging from structural…

Read This: Donald Trump’s 2017 diet consisted of well-done steaks with a Diet Coke chaser

As a previous Takeout article pointed out, we glean a lot of cultural information about our presidents by what they eat, whether it’s Ronald Reagan relishing jellybeans or Bill Clinton jogging to McDonald’s. Our current president has also put his stamp on the White House diet, but as this thorough Eater…

Craft beer has become a potent protest symbol in the age of Trump

While the mind reels imagining all the ways President Trump will yet change the world, he has already created one unlikely outcome: He’s solidified craft beer as the protest commodity of choice. Throughout Trump’s campaign, a number of the more than 4,000 breweries in the U.S. sold beers—“Dumb Donald” or “Chinga Tu…