Trump doesn't eat fast food buns to comply with his Fatkins Diet

Then-candidate Donald Trump enjoys one of his favorite post-breakfast, pre-lunch snacks: pork chop on a stick. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Then-candidate Donald Trump enjoys one of his favorite post-breakfast, pre-lunch snacks: pork chop on a stick. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton didn’t inhale and President Trump never ate the buns. Facing CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota’s questions about Trump’s super gross eating habits, his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski explained that scarfing two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate milkshake are totally fine because Trump “never ate the bread, which is the important part.”


Mmmkay. That’s not just irrelevant to the healthfulness question, it’s troubling to visualize. Far be it from us at The Takeout to police how you eat your food, but we’d really like to think that our Commander-in-Chief doesn’t dissect his Happy Meals like a picky three-year-old. Come on, cancelling kids’ health insurance takes energy, Donnie, so you’re gonna need those carbs.

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If this is Trump’s version of a “diet” though, we shouldn’t be surprised. The man has a tenuous grasp on science (among other topics), so perhaps a high-school-level health class refresher in order. Carbs are fine to eat in moderation, as are fish sandwiches, and removing the bun to get to the sweet, sweet processed-and-fried fish patty within more quickly isn’t the equivalent of Whole30 or anything.

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

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So right off the bat, skipping the buns, even on four sandwiches, doesn’t mean shit if you gobble it all down with a chocolate milkshake. Secondly, Big Macs are two patties each, and inside the buns, they’re covered with goop. Pickles, onions “special sauce” and melted cheese. The fish is maybe a little less messy, but still has melted american cheese and a skeet of tartar sauce. So what, he tosses the buns and then holds the greasy dripping contents in his hand and eats it ? Or he dumps it onto a plate and eats the mess with silverware ? We’re supposed to think about either of these revolting possibilities and say “oh well, then in that case, it’s totally reasonable to eat two big macs and two filet ‘o fish with a chocolate shake for a meal “?