Donald Trump Comments About Food That Totally Weird Us Out

Donald Trump is notorious for speaking his mind without much regard for how it’ll make him sound. His tweets are legendary. His quotes are often hard to believe. The 45th president of the United States has a reputation for rambling, stream of consciousness tirades on a variety of topics.

One thing that’s not up for debate: Trump isn’t one to hold back when he has an opinion about something. He’s not into eating organic or getting lots of exercise — and when it comes to food topics, especially fast food, he has a lot to say.

“I think the food is good. I think all of those places, Burger King, McDonald’s, I can live with it. The other night I had Kentucky Fried Chicken. Not the worst thing in the world.”

Donald Trump eating KFC

Donald Trump won’t turn down a bucket of fried chicken. | Donald Trump via Twitter

Trump is a fast food junkie, which is part of what makes him so popular with such a large portion of the country. He’s not too good to go through a fast food drive-thru — in fact, he appears to prefer it to gourmet cuisine. The New York Times even called him, “the nation’s fast food president.”

Numerous photos show Trump enjoying fast food meals while riding on his private plane.

Next: This is the weird reason Trump likes fast food locations so much.

“I’m a very clean person. I like cleanliness. I think you’re better off going there [fast food restaurants] than someplace you have no idea where the food is coming from. It’s a certain standard.”

Donald Trump at a Wisconsin diner for an appearance

He thinks fast food restaurants are cleaner. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Trump is a notorious germophobe. However, he doesn’t view fast food restaurants as germ cesspools, but rather sees them as dependably clean places to eat.

Next: It’s kind of sad that Trump worries about this thing.

“I don’t want [someone] to go into a restaurant and say, ‘Mr. Trump would like a hamburger to go.’ If they don’t like me…”

Trump McDonald's

He’s concerned about his burger being tampered with. | Donald Trump via Instagram

Trump said this to Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on his show, and it’s not his first reference to a fear of being poisoned. One of the reasons Trump prefers fast food to chef-prepared meals at home is that there’s less of a chance he’ll be poisoned. As long as his order remains anonymous, of course.

Next: This belief of Trump’s isn’t really true.

“The one thing about the big franchises: one bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald’s. One bad hamburger, you take Wendy’s and all these other places and they’re out of business.”

Donald Trump eats a pork chop on a stick wearing a red baseball cap.

Trump believes bad food will cause fast food restaurants to close. | Win McNamee/Getty Images

This idea isn’t necessarily true — fast food restaurants have survived plenty of bad food lawsuits, from the infamous hot coffee lawsuit to the woman who claimed she found a human finger in chili from Wendy’s. Most big restaurants will face some kind of scandal. The survival of the chain has everything to do with how good the legal teams are and how much money the company has to throw at the problem.

Next: Trump has a sweet birthday tradition when it comes to food.

“My sister Maryanne makes meatloaf for me on my birthday.”

Maryanne Trump Barry

Meatloaf is a family tradition. | PublicResourceOrg via YouTube

This family tradition, which Trump revealed to US Weekly, sounds awfully sweet. The president’s birthday (and meatloaf day) is on June 14.

Next: Switching up this White House dining tradition would be a first.

“We should be eating a hamburger on a conference table, and we should make better deals with China and others and forget the state dinners.”

Donald Trump at lunch

He’d rather serve a tray of fried chicken than pheasant under glass. | Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

Donald Trump isn’t known for sticking to the way things have always been done. He suggested that skipping formal, stuffy state dinners at the White House would save time and money. A more casual buffet sounds just as good to Trump.

Next: This is how Trump eats pizza.

“I scrape the toppings off my pizza — I never eat the dough.”

Trump eating pizza

Sometimes, he breaks his own rules. | Evan Agostini/Getty Images

Like many Americans, Trump can’t pass up a good greasy slice of pizza. But he claims to skip the carb-filled dough to save some calories. He’s also known to eat it with a knife and fork.

That’s not the only way the president skips carbs. A Boston Herald columnist claimed that he noticed Trump ditching the buns on his McDonald’s burgers and just eating the patties.

Next: You’ll never catch Trump enjoying this with a meal.

“I don’t drink coffee, tea, or alcohol.”

Donald Trump

He’ll have a water, please. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

People are surprised to find that Trump has never had a drink in his life and never plans too. Part of the reason is tragic — his brother Fred died from alcoholism at the age of 42.

That’s not the only vice Trump avoids, though. He also doesn’t drink coffee or tea, though he does partake in caffeine when he guzzles fast food sodas.

Read more: The Real Reason Donald Trump Always Eats Fast Food Will Make You Feel Bad for Him

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