President Trump Eats

 
President Trump at TOMMY’S HAM HOUSE
 
Greenville, South Carolina
 
On The Campaign Trail 2016
President Obama is so disciplined that his wife has teased that he eats precisely seven lightly salted almonds each night.
George W. Bush was an exercise buff, obsessed with staying trim by mountain biking and clearing brush at his ranch in Crawford, Tex.
But Donald J. Trump is taking a different approach: A junk food aficionado, he is hoping to become the nation’s fast food president.
“A ‘fish delight,’ sometimes, right?” Mr. Trump told Anderson Cooper at a CNN town-hall-style meeting in February, extolling the virtues of McDonald’s. “The Big Macs are great. The Quarter Pounder. It’s great stuff.”
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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
Likes McDONALDS “FISH DELIGHT”
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“IT’S FINGER LICKIN GOOD” !!!!
President Trump Just Loves KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN
Yes it’s FINGER LICKIN GOOD !!!
Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign is improvised, undisciplined, rushed and self-indulgent.

And so is his diet.

In an era of gourmet dining and obsession with healthy ingredients, Mr. Trump is a throwback to an earlier, more carefree time in American eating, when nobody bothered to ask whether the tomatoes were locally grown, and the first lady certainly didn’t have a vegetable garden, complete with a bee hive, on the South Lawn of the White House.

But in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts, Mr. Trump has broadcast his culinary preferences to the nation — devouring a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken (while reading The Wall Street Journal), feasting on a McDonald’s burger and fries (to celebrate clinching the Republican presidential nomination) and chowing down on a taco bowl (in an effort to woo Hispanic voters).

He is a lover of diner fare and fast food grub, of overcooked steaks (“It would rock on the plate, it was so well done,” his longtime butler once observed) and the bland nourishment of Americana. He prefers burgers and meatloaf, Caesar salads and spaghetti, See’s Candies and Diet Coke. And he shuns tea, coffee and alcohol.

But his highbrow, lowbrow image — of the jet-setting mogul who takes buckets of fried chicken onto his private plane with the gold-plated seatbelt buckles — is also a carefully crafted one.

If President George Bush revealed his patrician upbringing by requesting “a splash” more coffee at a truck stop in New Hampshire, and John Kerry helped reinforce his image as a New England blue blood by trying to order a cheese steak with Swiss in South Philadelphia, Mr. Trump’s diet also telegraphs to his blue-collar base that he is one of them.

“There’s nothing more American and more of-the-people than fast food,” said Russ Schriefer, a Republican strategist and ad maker. “It is the peculiarity of the brand that he’s able to be on his multimillion-dollar jet with the gold and black branding and colors, and at the same time eat KFC — and what makes it perfect is he does it all with a knife and fork, while reading The Wall Street Journal.”

Or, as Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and pollster on the Trump campaign, put it, “It goes with his authenticity.”

“I don’t think Hillary Clinton would be eating Popeye’s biscuits and fried chicken,” she said.

Last April, Mrs. Clinton did, indeed, visit a Chipotle near Toledo, Ohio, stopping into the chain restaurant unrecognized, in black sunglasses, and ordering a chicken burrito bowl.

And President Bill Clinton was perhaps the nation’s first fast food commander in chief, famous for ending his jogs at McDonald’s. (Mr. Clinton now adheres to a largely vegan diet.)

Still, Mr. Trump seems to come by his appetite for fast food genuinely.

While junk food has long been a staple of campaign trail life — Mitt Romney’s 2012 press corps coined the term “slunch” to refer to the unhealthy phenomenon of the “second lunch” — Mr. Trump’s reliance on high-calorie fare is driven more by a combination of speed, efficiency and, above all else, cleanliness.

Though he often orders from the Trump Grill when working out of Trump Tower in Manhattan, he eats fast food several times a week while on the road because “it’s quick,” as he told The Daily Mail last year while munching on Burger King on his Boeing 757-200.

Mr. Trump has even suggested doing away with state dinners, in a fit of cost and time savings. “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,” he said.

A man always prone to distraction and uninterested in small details, he has never approached food as anything other than a problem to be solved, quickly, as Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, an occasional dining partner, once told The Washington Examiner.

As the two men ate at Jean-Georges in Manhattan in 2002, Mr. Trump ordered briskly and imperiously from the head chef and owner, Mr. Christie recalled. “Jean-Georges, remember the appetizer you made for me last week when I was here?” Mr. Trump asked the owner. “We’ll take two of those. And remember that main course you made, the special thing you made for me? We’ll take two of those, too.”

Mr. Christie watched with confusion and a bit of awe, he recalled in the interview. Mr. Trump looked at him and said, “Don’t worry, you’ll love it.”

But Mr. Trump, who frets about germs and prizes cleanliness, also loves fast food because of its consistency and the promise, at least, of a basic level of hygiene.

“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,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Cooper of CNN. “I’m a very clean person. I like cleanliness, and I think you’re better off going there than maybe someplace that you have no idea where the food’s coming from. It’s a certain standard.”

Still, he added, “I think the food’s good.”

Mr. Trump’s dining habits also bespeak a certain lack of creativity, and parochialism — the kid from Queens who made it across the river to Manhattan’s glistening skyline, but never cottoned to the city’s haute cuisine. He once praised the “imagination” of his wife, Melania, in the kitchen — before citing, as examples of her culinary derring-do, spaghetti and meat sauce, salads and meatloaf. (He still keeps a copy of his mother’s meatloaf recipe.) Along with McDonald’s, his favorite fast food joint, a family member said, is Jackson Hole Burgers.

Mr. Trump, who sometimes sips his Diet Coke through a straw, once caused Manhattan foodies to weep into their quinoa when he took Sarah Palin to a Famous Famiglia pizza restaurant in Times Square — and then proceeded to cut his oversize slice with a plastic knife and fork.

He has other pretensions, as well. Howie Carr, a Boston Herald columnist, recalled traveling on Mr. Trump’s plane and watching him rip the buns off his McDonald’s patties before plying the burgers with ketchup. (“Do you know how many calories you save that way?” Mr. Trump asked Mr. Carr.) And Mr. Trump also told US Weekly that he tries to save calories on pizza. (“I scrape the toppings off my pizza — I never eat the dough,” he said.)

So pronounced are Mr. Trump’s fast food preferences that Philip E. Beshara, a Washington-based lawyer, joked on Instagram that, as president, his cabinet would probably be staffed by Colonel Sanders, the Hamburglar and the Taco Bell Chihuahua.

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Donald Trump eats a TACO BOWL on the campaign trail ..

And, of course, the Republican nominee’s dining whims also keep his team on its toes, with staff members worrying not just about the backdrop for his speeches — but also where to find the nearest drive-through.

“There’s never any real planning for food,” said one, between events on Friday. “It’s always just whatever he is craving, which is more often than not McDonald’s.”

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TRUMP at His Favorite Restaurant, THE 21 CLUB, NEW YORK
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The 21 BURGER
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Trump to Increase Size of US Naval Fleet

 

  • Shipbuilding to meet the Navy’s 355-ship goal could cost $5 Billion to $5.5 Billion
  • A retired naval officer said Donald Trump’s request is ‘not realistic’
  • Hundreds of US tanks were also unloaded at Bremerhaven, Germany on Friday  
  • The Navy currently has only 274 deployable battle force ships
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With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China
 
The Navy’s 355-ship proposal released last month is even larger than what the Republican Trump had promoted on the campaign trail, providing a potential boost to shipyards that have struggled because budget caps that have limited money funding for ships. 
 
US tanks and hundreds of fighting vehicles were also unloaded in the northern German port of Bremerhaven on Friday. They will be moved into Eastern Europe to help allay concerns from NATO countries about Russia.
 
 
 
 
 
Workers at Maine’s Bath Iron Works who are worried about the future want to build more ships, but wonder where the billions of dollars will come from. 
A boost in shipbuilding to meet the 355-ship goal could require an additional $5 billion to $5.5 billion in annual spending in the Navy’s 30-year projection, according to an estimate by naval analyst Ronald O’Rourke at the Congressional Research Service. 
 
‘Whether Congress and the government can actually fund it, is a whole other ball game,’ said Rich Nolan, president of the shipyard’s largest union. 
 
 
 
BATH IRON WORKS, Bath MAINE
 
 
The Navy’s revised Force Structure Assessment calls for adding another 47 ships including an aircraft carrier built in Virginia, 16 large surface warships built in Maine and Mississippi, and 18 attack submarines built in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Virginia. 
 
It also calls for more amphibious assault ships, expeditionary transfer docks and support ships.
 
A larger fleet would be good for national security, better for both the sailors, who’d enjoy shorter deployments, and for the ships, which would have more down time for maintenance, said Matthew Paxton, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America, which represents most of the major Navy shipbuilders.
 
 
SHIP BUILDERS Walk to Work in BATH, MAINE
 
 
 
Russia and China are going to continue to build up their navies,’ he said. 
‘The complexities aren’t going to get any easier. The Navy, more than any of the services, is our forward presence. 
 
‘We’re going to need this Navy.’
 
Many defense analysts agree that military capabilities have been degraded in recent years, especially when it comes to warships, aircraft and tanks.
 
The key is finding a way to increase Navy shipbuilding to achieve defense and economic gains ‘in a fiscally responsible way that does not pass the bill along to our children,’ said independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, a member of the Armed Services Committee.
 
 
 
 
 
 
“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
 
President Doanld J. Trump
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE BADASS COOKBOOK
 
 
by Daniel Zwicke
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Americano Coffee Sucks

A BEAUTIFUL
CLASSIC CUP of JOE
An AMERICAN COFFEE
“DON’T GIVE ME NO FRIGGIN AMERICANO”
When It COMES To AMERICAN COFFEE
LEAVE THE O  Off of AMERICAN-O


Coffee Shop Barista: “Sorry we’re out of Coffee. I can make you an Americano.”


Me: “No Thanks, they don’t taste the same.” But I’m thinking, Hell No, They Taste Like Shit !


Me: “I’ll wait to you brew a new pot.”


Do you know what I’m talking about? Do you know what an Americano in terms of Coffee is? Well, an Americano is a supposedly “Regular American Coffee” that instead of being made with coffee beans that have bean specifically made for brewing a good ol Cup of Joe, an “American Coffee” (Regular), they make a the coffee with coffee beans that have been specifically roasted to make Espresso coffee, but instead of using just a very small amount of water as in making an Espresso, they use 8-10 the amount of hot boiling water brewed with ground espresso and call it an “Americano,” Guess What? “It Taste like Shit.” It’s friggin awful!!! An Espresso is an Espresso, Regular American Coffee is Regular American Coffee, “Don’t be given me no Dam Americano!”
   Hey, I’m Italian-American. I  have a perfectly made Italian Espresso every morning for the past 25 years at New York’s best and most authentic Italian Caffe, “Caffe Dante” on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village, a bastion of New York and America’s finest Italian Food, Italian Restaurants, Caffe’s, Pastry Shops, Pork Stores, Espresso and Cappuccino, but don’t give me no “Dam American” when I want my beloved Regular Cup of Joe, “You Just Don’t Do It” as John Travolta said in Pulp Fiction. And as Samuel L. Jackson said as Jules Winfeild. “A Sewar-Rat may taste like Pumpkin Pie, but I wouldn’t no cause I wouldn’t Eat The Dirty Mother F-er.” Well that’s how I feel about Americano Coffee. I love Espresso and I love regular American Coffee, “Just Don’t ask me if I want a Friggin Americano!”








Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

 

 

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List of Famous People Who Died Year 2016

 

All of The Wonderful People Died in The Year 2016

MAY They All “REST in PEACE”

“We Miss Them Dearly”

THE GREAT ONE

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MUHAMMAD ALI

R.I.P.

The MAN Who FELL to EARTH

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DAVID BOWIE

Rest in Peace

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PRINCE

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GEORGE MICHAEL

“We Miss You Dear George”

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LEON RUSSELL

RIP

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CARRIE FISHER

“Princess Leia”

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DEBBIE REYNOLDS

TAMMI

IT is now 2:45 PM on December 29th 2016 … We’ve lost so many wonderful people this year .. Great and very talented people, but most of all good people and human beings as we all are, yet they were known and loved by millions of adoring fans.

We lost the Great One MUHAMMAD ALI, PRINCE, the uber talented DAVID BOWIE, Leon Russell, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and the great GEORGE MICHAEL on Christmas Day. It is the end of December and we’ve lost three much loved stars this week in George Michael, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds the very next day, “Please let it End” and let’s move on to 2017 .. And God Bless them all who’ve passed, We Miss You All.

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

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PRINCE David Bowie GEORGE MICHAEL

RIP

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Back into The Wind Cold BITWC 12/15/16

 

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HOW COLD IS IT ?

Dam it’s Cold out! 

“IT’S BACK INTO THE WIND COLD,” Daniel Zwicke said as he walk back home to his Greenwich Village apartment on Thursday afternoon December 15, 2016 . The temperature outside on the Island of Manhattan was 23 degrees. Yes it was cold, but with Winds gusting at 40 MPH it was quite bone-chilling-cold with the real feel temperature at a freezing 6 degrees with The Wind Chill Factor calculated in. It was Fucking Cold Out, or best-selling cookbook author coined the phrase for the first time in recorded history, it was “Back into the Wind Cold,” for that’s literally what Daniel said he did as he walked down Minetta Street as the blistering cold wind blew in his face. Daniel says that it was so cold with the strong winds blowing into his face that just as he had done since walking to school as a young boy in East Rutherford New Jersey, he simply turned his back into the wind to help keep his un-protected face a bit warmer against the freezing cold wind on that December day in the year 2016 . 

Daniel was all bundled up with a pair of Levis jeans, a T-Shirt, a long sleeve Tee over that with another shirt over that and a very thick and warm wool cardigan shawl sweater over that. Daniel had his Barbour Jacket covering those 4 Layers, a scarf around his neck with a wool knit cap and gloves, along with a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse Sneakers. Yes Daniel was all bundled up and ready for the bitter cold, yet one thing he was missing. Something to cover his face. Well he was in pretty good shape and not that cold at all, all except that after walking 7 blocks from the cafe at the Marlton Hotel, Daniel’s face started getting cold. So cold that as he walked the final two blocks to his house, Daniel just had to put his back into the wind to help things along.

This our friends is a story of the way that fair city New York can sometimes be Back into the Wind Cold.

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BRYANT PARK

NEW YORK CITY

on

A BACK INTO THE WIND DAY

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ROCKEFELLER CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE

CHRISTMAS TIME

NEW YORK

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Guess What ?

IT’S BACK INTO THE WIND COLD

CHRISTMAS TIME in NEW YORK