Donald Trump Jr. recently revealed that his father, the former President Donald Trump is still a big consumer of McDonald’s meals.
Donald Trump Jr. opens up on the matter
On an episode of his “Triggered” podcast on Thursday, Trump Jr. talked about his father’s trip to East Palestine, Ohio. East Palestine was the site of a toxic train derailment in early February.
The former president was seen at a McDonald’s outlet in East Palestine on Wednesday buying meals for first responders and saying he probably knows the menu better than McDonald’s employees.
“By the way, 100% accurate, ok. No one knows it better,” Trump Jr. said of his dad’s comment.
“No one probably eats more of it, per capita, than Donald Trump,” he added.
Trump Jr., the former president’s oldest son, also said it was nice seeing his father “just sitting there at McDonald’s.”
“It was DJT at his best,” Trump Jr. said.
Trump’s love for fast food is well-known. In 2019, he served a massive fast-food buffet at the White House’s State Dining Room to celebrate the Clemson University football team’s national championship win.
McDonald’s has also been Trump’s go-to comfort food — he had an order from the fast food chain sent to Walter Reed hospital when he contracted the virus owing to the pandemic in October 2020.
Journalist Michael Wolff wrote in his book “Fire and Fury” that Trump likes fast food partly because of his “longtime fear” of being poisoned. Wolff added that Trump liked going to McDonald’s because “nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.”
It was also revealed in 2017 that Trump’s standard McDonald’s order is a 2,500-calorie meal of two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large malted milkshake. The former president has also been known to indulge in pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Diet Coke.