Donald Trump’s Favorite Meals. Insights?April 22, 2011
Whether Donald Trump actually runs for president or not is almost a moot point at this juncture. In all likelihood he probably will not because it’s doubtful that he could stand up to the scrutiny of a media that up to this point has given him the equivalent of a free pass. He achieved a PR goal of sorts in browbeating Obama into releasing the long form of his birth certificate. Of course, now he’s demanding to see Obama’s academic transcripts beginning in 1st grade. Good thing we didn’t have to look at previous President’s grades, huh?
His “carnival barker” status aside, in keeping with the DiningOutWithRobBalon tradition of evaluating the possible candidates’ food preferences, let’s take a look at what The Donald likes to eat.
His favorite meal, hands down, is meat loaf. He eats it regularly, and God bless him, he puts ketchup on it. And when he orders meat loaf, it had better be just that: no vegetables, potatoes, rice, or whatever. Otherwise, whoever makes it is FIRED!
He also likes a well-done NY Strip or Ribeye. Again, as with the meatloaf, it’s sans veggies or starches. And he loves a well-done Cheeseburger. I have it on authority that fries are a must. Clearly, he would not be a happy member of our Gonzo Gourmet Club. It is apparent that Trump’s broad interests in the business world do not extend to the food world. Interesting that a guy who is so complex and possesses an ego the size of Mt. Rushmore would settle for such relatively pedestrian fare. I wonder if all of his many Eastern European wives have shared this love of meat loaf with him? And does that explain his casting of the real-life Meatloaf in the latest Celebrity Apprentice?
But again, I would lay 100-1 that Trump will not run for president. As Nelson Rockefeller and Ross Perot found out the hard way, it takes more than billions to win an election. But every time he rages against the lack of President Obama’s birth certificate, I can see the ratings for his Celebrity Apprentice TV show creeping up. And in the end, that is all that will matter to his colossal ego.
His abruptly dismissive, impatient and silly interview with George Stephanapolous on ABC last week stands in mute testimony to just how well the Donald will fare when the merde really hits the fan, as it always does in a national political campaign.