This Is What You Can Expect to Eat at President Donald Trump’s White House Dinner Parties

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Would you like to dine at the White House? | Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump is a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. What the Cleavers would eat on Leave It to Beaver is what Trump himself enjoys. His tastes are traditional American fare. And his taste is reflected in the food served at the White House. Find out whether you’d enjoy a meal at the White House, ahead.


Spuds are featured on many White House menus, albeit in various forms. Herb-roasted potatoes, whipped potatoes, and sweet mashed potatoes have all made their way onto menus. This is exhibit No. 1 that Trump is a meat-and-potatoes man.


traditional meatloaf with ketchup glaze

The president loves the White House’s meatloaf. | iStock/Getty Images

Trump is known for speaking highly of the White House’s meatloaf — so much so that he has insisted guests are served meatloaf while eating dinner. Here’s what Trump told New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. “I’m telling you, the meatloaf is fabulous,” Christie recounted on a radio show, according to CBS News. Prior to this, Trump ordered the meatloaf for himself and Christie. Again, it’s another classic dish supporting Trump’s eating style.

Vanilla ice cream

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He gets two scoops instead of one. | iStock/Getty Images

A dessert frequently served at the White House is vanilla ice cream. “The ice cream was so perfectly prepared. The ice cream came beside the dessert … and it looks like an egg. I wondered why I was getting an egg with my dessert. I cut into it. It was beautifully sculpted ice cream,” Sen. Joe Manchin told CBS News. Furthermore, Trump gets the most ice cream. “At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream … instead of the single scoop for everyone else,” Time reports.


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The president sips on Diet Coke while the rest of the guests drink water. |

“The rest of us are served water,” while Trump is automatically served a Diet Coke, Time reports. Plan on being served water with your meal at the White House — only Trump gets Diet Coke without asking. For those feeling brave, you can try asking the White House staff for another beverage besides water.

Chocolate cream pie

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The pie was on the White House menu at least twice. | iStock/Getty Images

Chocolate cream pie has been on the dessert menu during at least two occasions at the White House. First was the event where Time reporters were invited to the White House to dine with Trump. Second was a dinner party, or more accurately a meeting, where a source mentions the chocolate cream pie to ABC News. The classic pie is in line with Trump’s tastes when it comes to food.

Chocolate cake

Donald Trump is a chocolate cake fan. | iStock/Getty Images

Judging from the dessert options on the menu, Trump is a fan of chocolate. “We had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you have ever seen,” Trump told Fox News. Chocolate cake is now somewhat infamous in relationship to Trump because of his memory — or lack thereof — relating to military action.


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The fast food joint is one of the president’s favorites. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Trump’s love for McDonald’s hasn’t faded since becoming president. And the White House staff has attempted to replicate menu items from McDonald’s for Trump, Politico reports. But an attempt was unsuccessful, resulting in a bodyguard going to Mickey D’s for “a quarter-pounder with cheese (no pickles, extra ketchup) and a fried apple pie.”

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