Associated Press: Trump Is “The Homebody President”

The Associated Press reports:

After living in Washington for nearly a year, President Donald Trump has yet to enjoy a single non-working meal at a restaurant that doesn’t pay him rent. He hasn’t taken in a performance at the Kennedy Center; hasn’t been to a sporting event; hasn’t toured most of the sights.

Trump has spent at least part of more than 100 days of his presidency at properties he owns — taking winter weekends at his private Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and summer weekends in Bedminster, New Jersey, or at his Virginia golf club.

Those weekends that he does spend in Washington, Trump has dined at just one restaurant: BLT Prime in the Trump International Hotel, which opened last year just a few blocks from the White House. Trump’s visits have thrilled the tourists who flock to the hotel, building buzz and earning revenue. But most often, Trump, who is known to prefer well-done steaks with ketchup to snootier fare, chooses to eat in.

  • DaddyRay

    Congress should impeach him so he can spend more time at home

    • (((GC)))

      Only when we can take down Christofascist Pence as well, who doesn’t have the redeeming flaw of being an obvious bumbling fool and emotional toddler.

  • What a fucking loser.
    I mean, there’s other stuff I can say, but when you boil it down, he really is the world’s biggest Putz.

    • Todd20036

      Right? ANyone who gets expensive steaks, then has it well done, and covered in KETCHUP…

      He’s trailer trash with daddy’s money.

      Oh, and he’s done other stuff, too.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Not quite.

        “trailer trash” endures more indignity in a day than this man has in a lifetime, and has been denied opportunities he wastes like toilet paper.

        He’s a flim-flam man. Now, if he built himself up from nothing, it’d be impressive – or at least remarkable – in its own way. But he’s not even that.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          cf. the holiday special edition of “The President Show” (Comedy Central) for a vision of Donnie’s life without the lucky sperm.

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        • netxtown

          he’s a flim-flam male…there’s not a drop on “man” in that bag of skin and bone.

      • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

        “Elmer Gantry” writ large, and redone as an American tragedy.

      • Bj Lincoln

        ANYONE who cooks a steak well done is asking for a tough tasteless piece of meat no matter the cut. Putting Ketchup on it is what a child would do because they have not developed a tasted for complicated flavors. I have a house full of people who eat like children. They would be happy to eat hot-dogs and mac&cheese at every meal. I love every food! I love complicated flavors and spicy/hot foods. It is like cooking 2 separate meals every night.

        • Chris Baker

          Getting a steak “well-done” is also childish because it comes from a fear of eating bloody, raw meat. When, in fact, it’s not bloody and raw.

          I’m sure that in certain cultures, they don’t usually cook steak medium (my Cuban BF always complains that the meat is “raw” when we watch cooking shows where they cook steaks) so seeing pink meat is unusualy, but I am sure that NYC is not one of those places.

          Trump is the poster child for nouveau riche — lots of money but no taste. Everything is all caps, bronze-plated lack of nuance.

          • thatotherjean

            Nope. Not fear, simply not liking the taste of rare or medium steak. Not that I’m willing to eat shoe leather, either. My usual order is “well done, but just past pink.” and I mean it. That way, it’s still quite good. More, and it’s leather. Trump can keep the ketchup, though. Ugh.

    • marshlc

      “Putz” really sums it up. No interest in anything, no curiosity, no taste, no sense of adventure, no engagement with the world…..

      I know so many old men like this. They like to eat what they like to eat, they like to do what they like to do, If they like to talk they want no interruptions or anyone else talking, if they don’t like to talk, they want everybody else to shut up. They want to sit in their recliners and stare at the TV, but they don’t want to actually watch something enjoyable.

  • Bomer

    Homebody? Hardly. He just knows that if he goes someplace that doesn’t have is name plastered on it he’s not likely to get a very warm welcome. As for not seeing shows and the like? That’s cause he’s a troglodyte.

    • That was my thought. You’d think a “homebody” President would stay at the White House and actually, y’know, work.

      • Galvestonian

        …but he does work. It’s called golfing.

    • popebuck1

      Yeah, I was gonna say – “terrified of accidentally having an interaction with the public” is more like it.

    • thatotherjean

      He also goes someplace where he can make a profit from renting space/golfcarts to the Secret Service, who are obliged to protect him, wherever he is.

  • JT

    Drumpf is the humbuggy preznit.

  • Lumpy Gaga


    If you have to call it a Power Breakfast, guess what? It’s not a Power Breakfast.

  • PickyPecker
    • Todd20036

      I never saw a man lose a fight to a shovel before.

      Go figure.

      • clay

        Well, he’s a man, so . . .

    • JCF

      I’m thinking he rarely used the exercise equipment in the foreground.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • ClevelandJim

    His incontinence likely has something to do with it. Who can forget that photo of him in shit-stained pants on the golf course…

  • Lumpy Gaga


    Really, AP? What do you think it costs a family of four to dine on the steaks Trump orders burned?

    For God’s sake. The “beloved ranch”, updated for the apocalypse.

    • Reality.Bites

      I don’t think this is so much a matter of cost as how poorly regarded well-done steaks slathered in ketchup are.

      Gas station sushi is too snooty for trump.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        The idea that Trump shuns “snootier” fare (AP’s usage) when he’s dining at a level … oh fuck, I’m just gonna stop.

        • Bj Lincoln

          I understand.

  • djcoastermark

    Dear AP, I prefer we all call t rump what he is, The Nobody President.

    • Rick Zajac

      I’m rather partial to President A-Hole.

      • Steven Jaeger

        I prefer to call him the White House squatter

  • SilasMarner

    I wonder if Hair Furor has a food tester, you know, so he doesn’t die from poisoned food.

    • Todd20036

      Given the food Twitler eats, that’s rather redundant.

  • sadoldguy

    Every thing trump dose is self serving. When he goes to one of his properties, he profits.

  • Boreal

    Rex Tillerson dismantled the State Department’s cyber team.

    FBI Software For Analyzing Fingerprints Contains Russian-Made Code, Whistleblowers Say

  • Boreal
  • Matt

    The only thing that separates the trumps from white trash is money.

    • kareemachan

      And even that doesn’t help all that much.

  • DaddyRay
    • DaddyRay
      • whollyfool

        Note to self: don’t get stuck in fence in NZ.

        • DaddyRay

          To bad they didn’t get the footage of the lamb giving the guy the finger at the bottom of the hill

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I love that little bastard.

      • margaretpoa

        Yay! Thanks for that! That GIF had me wondering.

      • olandp

        Sheep are not exactly the smartest creatures in the barn yard. As I understand, they are the dumbest.

        • BearEyes

          they are seriously dumb. Decades ago when I lived on a “farm” with two lesbian friends, we had sheep, goats, and ducks. The ducks and goats were fine. The sheep would walk into a trench and just stand there bleating.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            “You don’t have to be smart when you’re this pretty.”

          • BearEyes


          • Reality.Bites

            And as long as you’re not a New Zealand sheep that’s a good strategy.

          • whollyfool

            We stayed in sheep country in the Lake District once. A lady was driving some sheep down a country lane and they decided they were fine where they were. There were cars waiting but the sheep didn’t care, lol. Finally an old farmer got out of the car to help, but those sheep were pretty happy right where they were. I’ll never forget the old farmer turned to us and in that fantastic accent said, almost spitting with anger “There’s naught so stupid as a sheep!”

      • Till dinner.

      • whollyfool

        At least they cared enough to try I guess. It can’t be easy to wrangle a scared sheep in that precarious situation….

    • Treant

      “The hills are alive, with the…FUUUUUCCCCKKK!”

  • margaretpoa

    Good fucking grief, AP. Going for the FOX “News’ Trump fluffer of the year award, or what?

  • Boreal
    • Michael White

      Why do I think he is on SSI, food stamps, medicaid and opioids?

      • Boreal


        • olandp

          Wahoo? Winger? Wanker? Help me I’m at a loss…

          • Boreal


          • olandp

            Ok, thanks. It is early, and cold here. 51 and raining.

          • Boreal

            It’s -12F here.

          • olandp

            And people say Floridians are dumb!


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          • olandp

            Are you stalking me? (blush)

          • thatotherjean

            Must be nice. 22F here, but with enough wind to feel like 14F, low tonight 14, will feel colder. The 10-day forecast looks much the same. Bah, humbug!

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            All of the above.

    • netxtown

      dumb as fuck!

    • Bryan

      Hey, at least he spelled it right…

  • AtticusP

    “Trump is the ‘Homebody President.’”

    They misspelled “horrible“.

    • margaretpoa

      I thought they were misspelling “Homophobic”.

      • kareemachan

        AOT, K

  • Jerry Kott

    He only goes to places where he can control the crowd. If he went out in the general public, like a stadium event that isn’t about HIM, he would be booooooooooed.

    • Yeah, I remember when there was speculation that he’d throw at the first pitch on the Nationals’ opening day. The booing would have been pretty epic, I bet.

      • Jerry Kott

        True- you could heard it in Deep Space.

  • marshlc

    Grandpa needs to be home so he can watch his shows.

  • bkmn

    Can anyone tell me which of the many, many churches in the DC area Trump has gone to since the inauguration?

    • Boreal

      St. John’s Church in downtown Washington, marking what trump
      proclaimed as a national day of prayer in the aftermath of Hurricane
      Harvey’s devastation.

    • alguien

      look for instances of churches collapsing and then you’ll be able to know just how many times moron donald has gone to church since the inauguration.

  • OdieDenCO
    • Menergy

      Well, doesn’t the Donald keep a copy of Mein Kampf by his bed for favorite reading? Or was that copies of Hitler’s speeches..?

      • Halou

        It was a book of Hitler’s speeches.

      • Steven Jaeger

        Too hard for him to read

  • greenmanTN

    Not being welcome anywhere and being a homebody are two different things. Other than the opening of a Chik-fil-A in West Jesus, Kentucky, who wants to see him?

  • DisqusD37

    He has but one goal and one goal only: ENRICH HIMSELF

  • clay

    He’s easily agitated by new experiences, like most people with Alzheimer’s.
    The Secret Service is already severely strained by his antics.
    Nobody wants him at their venue.

  • clay

    More like the “Gnome-body” president.

    • JAKvirginia

      You have insulted gnomes. Kiss your garden goodbye.

      • clay

        (dedicated renter– I will never mow, again.)

  • Halou

    “Trump’s visits have thrilled the tourists who flock to the hotel, building buzz and earning revenue.”

    Of course. The executive office is a for-profit business now. Like god intended. /s

  • kareemachan

    I was listening to ‘Fresh Air’ last night when driving home, and it was a repeat of an interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda. They played some of the original song he did at the White House for a celebration of poetry and the spoken word. I tried to imagine drumpster hosting something like that and just…. couldn’t.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Lovely how he contributes to local economy – his own!

  • Galvestonian

    Eat in ??? You mean get Mickey D’s to deliver … a triple bacon cheeseburger – 2 orders of fries and a gallon of Pepsi.

  • TheManicMechanic

    If by “homebody” you mean “a body the size of a house with an ass like an attached garage,” I think maybe only Taft has him beat.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    They spelled Homely wrong.

  • Homebody? LOL

    This isn’t about staying “home”. It’s about never doing anything that isn’t 100% about HIM. Of course he only eats at his own restaurants and travels to his own properties? And go to the Kennedy Center? That would imply some interest in cultural events. He’s witless and tacky. He always was. As I explained (yet again) to my RWNJ relatives over the holidays, my disgust for Trump isn’t new. I haven’t liked him since I first saw him in the 80s. He’s crude and dull. Only a complete moron could admire someone that juvenile and low-class. (Note: It’s not true that money can’t buy class. It can and often does. It’s not unheard of for people who acquire wealth to hire tutors or simply educate themselves. It happens all the time. But you have to see that those are things that are important. In other words, money can buy class but you have to know where to shop. Trump thinks he’s “classy”. That alone explains why he is so devoid of any taste or style.)

    • thatotherjean

      If he wanted to learn how to fake class, he could. The State Department has (used to have?) classes to teach newly-fledged diplomats how to behave so as not to disgrace the US in some foreign country. Trump could get someone to give him lessons, if he cared. But that would mean admitting that he’s less than perfect.

  • FelineMama

    Typo. They meant “Nobody”.

  • JCF

    Barricaded in property he can control? Check.

    Being “at home”? Never, in his entire pathetic life.

  • NYCBullDog

    That’s because he’s void of intellectual curiosity. He just watches TV like someone who lives in a mobile home.

  • eddiebeskeddie

    good! if I owned a restaurant or shop or place of entertainment, I wouldn’t want his business. or anyone connected to his circus. would you?