We’d thought CNN and other mainstream media outlets had already done President Trump’s diet to death, what with stories about two scoops of ice cream and 12 Diet Cokes a day, not that anyone cared.
Apparently seeing a gap in coverage, Business Insider’s Dennis Green spent a week eating “foods that Trump has been photographed eating, has said in interviews that he eats, or has been reported to eat regularly.” Wasn’t this bit played out in 2004’s “Super Size Me”?
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) January 10, 2018
The Washington Examiner picked up on the story as well.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 10, 2018
Green photographed every meal, or what was left of it after he gave it his best, and kept a diary.
I’m feeling super sluggish — much more so than on a usual Monday. I wonder whether it’s my horrible diet. Trump doesn’t drink tea or coffee, so I crack open a Diet Coke at 11 a.m. I hate what I’ve become, but I finish the can anyway. I find it hard to drink one, let alone 12.
Day 7. Honestly, I don’t know how much more I can take of the punishment. The thought of bacon, eggs, or any kind of breakfast sandwich in the morning makes me gag, so I grab an oatmeal bar from the office kitchen instead. It tastes like release.
“I can’t say I learned a lot about Trump,” Green concludes, “but I definitely learned something about myself.” Pretty compelling stuff.
Get that Pulitzer speech ready ?
— walrus40 (@walrus40) January 10, 2018
I eat like President Trump everyday. It's great. Try it.
— Ron Shreve (@ronnyshreve) January 10, 2018
A lot of people eat like President Trump does — a point driven home by a New York Times piece on the president’s upcoming physical.
Headed into TRUMP’S first physical as @potus, friends have noticed an increase in his girth amid a lifestyle of Diet Cokes, vanilla ice cream, slabs of red meat & as little as 5 hours of sleep a night. https://t.co/sZ9AYL9gij
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) January 10, 2018
absolutely same https://t.co/8JeahqtgS7
— Scoe Got Banned (@ALTscoe) January 10, 2018
somehow it's vaguely consoling that even Trump has gained the Trump Ten, a phenomenon a DC medical professional promised me was real https://t.co/8ay3coTqdD
— Libby Nelson (@libbyanelson) January 10, 2018
Replace "Slabs of red meat" with "slices of pizza" and this headline could be about me https://t.co/G3J0HPmaR3
— Nate Smith (@Nate_J_Smith) January 10, 2018
Sub out Diet Coke for bourbon and I now understand my friend’s thinking about my girth. https://t.co/GKD03JMVCR
— Schmeez (@schmeez_) January 10, 2018
— Laura Nahmias (@nahmias) January 10, 2018
— Will Rubin (@_WillRubin) January 10, 2018
Honestly, every story that describes Trump's day-to-day schedule and eating habits has been extremely relatable. https://t.co/WUHHJOc8pC
— Sam Raskin (@samraskinz) January 10, 2018
Moreso than the reporter trying his first-ever Egg McMuffin?