Dieting Trump Trades Big Macs For Salads (Allegedly)

Bloomberg reports:

Donald Trump has traded cheeseburgers for salads in the presidential diet — at least some of the time. The president whose trademark campaign-trail dinner consisted of two McDonald’s Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake is cutting back on doctor’s orders to drop a few pounds, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Less red meat, more fish. One person said it’s been two weeks since he saw the president eat a hamburger.

Trump weighed in borderline obese at his first presidential physical in January and his doctor, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, advised him to eat less fat and carbohydrates and to exercise regularly. At 239 pounds and 6 feet, 3 inches tall, Trump measured just one pound below obese under guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • bkmn
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      The Dotard is not a microgram under 329 kilograms.
      Methinks his doctor mixed up the units and some of the digits.

      • bkmn

        Hope Hicks got him to tell a white lie.

      • Lizard

        Methinks he bullied the doctor to add an inch to his height. His driver’s license says he’s 6’2, not 6’3.

        • #DJTK5F

          he’s 6-1. 260#.

        • JCF

          And that was when he was younger! People shrink, not grow, in their 70s.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        That’s okay, the Dotard mixed up his doctors.

    • james1200
    • Reality.Bites

      So remember, when you fat shame Trump, you’re fat shaming this innocent little girl.

      (Ah, she knew what she signed up for)

  • Tawdry D’Tails

    I thought that Big Macs had lettuce on them, so that counts, right?

    • Snarkaholic

      Chocolate soup with pound cake croutons.

      • Todd20036

        That’s called chocolate fondue.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      …and each squirt of ketchup from a foil pouch, counts a s a full serving of vegetables.

      • bzrd

        Reagan thought so, too

    • Duh-David

      My doctor told me to eat more vegetables, so I’m frying everything in vegetable oil.

      • Steven in Texas

        AH, exactly how to prepare any food you do not know how to cook.
        Fry it!

    • Reality.Bites

      also pickles and onions, plus sesame seeds.

      Really, it’s a vegan delight!

    • Uncle Mark

      If Trump eats cows that eat grass & grains, isn’t that kind of like indirectly eating a salad?

  • crewman

    Why diet? A man of 6’3″ and 239lb isn’t even obese. Photographs and video add 50 lb.

    • greenmanTN

      How many cameras do they have on him?

      Ba-doom-TSSSS!

      • Reality.Bites

        Really? Stealing lines from Chandler Bing are we? /s

        • Anastasia Beaverhousen

          Ms. Chanandler Bong

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
    • Scott Carpenter

      No, he’s picking the shredded lettuce and tomatoes out of his Big Mac and eating those first. The rest of the burger is his treat for doing so well on his diet.

      • ColdCountry

        There are no tomatoes on a Big Mac.

    • Dramphooey

      If he’s eating salads I’ll bet they’re Pittsburgh salads. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/52dc18866269d6369f888b309c8909c3045cac73b8804e88b815c5b9ba03b874.jpg Yeah, we put fries cheese and any meat from chicken to lamb on them.

      • Lizard

        …I need to move to Pittsburgh.

        • You and me both! Anything with fries is a win in my food column!

      • Todd20036

        That’s a salad?

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      You forgot the salad dressing: ketchup.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        And blue cheese

    • Dunkerblinker

      now thats a salad

  • Dagoril

    Let me guess. McRib salad?

  • Blake J Butler

    Isn’t that in reverse order. Mr. 239 pounds.

  • CanuckDon

    Whoa….if there’s anything that will turn off Trump supporters, it’ll be learning that he’s eating salad.

    • Natty Enquirer

      First the guns, then the croutons.

      • clay

        Just wait ’til he’s eating those yuppy, east-coast mixed greens.

        • Kale salad with Moroccan cauliflower rice!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      If he starts eating tofu and speaking French, they’ll be done with him in a heartbeat. Bon appetit!

  • ClevelandJim

    Shit, the only salad in that man’s life is a word salad.

    • bzrd

      with jello

  • Tulle Christensen

    And no one saw me eat a chocolate bar this morning. That does not mean I did not eat one

  • james1200

    Joe, do u know about the Roy Moore money beg? He’s broke and needs our help battling the (I kid u not!) ‘incontinent’ gays. How dare he? I’m tight as a Saudi bride on her wedding night!

    https://twitter.com/Art_Mofo/status/969843608709992448?s=20

    • ColdCountry

      He posted it yesterday, but I like hearing it again.

  • Lizard

    “One person said it’s been two weeks since he saw the president eat a hamburger.”

    Well duh, he eats them in bed.

  • billbear1961

    I posted this early this morning on another thread:

    O/T: Shy Guy alerted me to these events:

    “Slovakia grapples with murdered journalist’s last story”

    “Jan Kuciak’s last report claims an Italian crime syndicate with government links is embezzling EU funds”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43226567

    From the article:

    “It’s the last chance to persuade people that Slovakia is not a country where a journalist can be killed because of his work and nothing can happen,” Kostolny told the BBC.

    “Where politicians can be part of corruption scandals, and nothing happens, they stay in government,” he went on.

    “I think it’s the last chance to persuade people we are not a mafia state.”

    In Slovakia, they are bracing for protests against this corruption, America. What is happening in OUR disgraceful country, as reports of unparalleled corruption at the highest levels of the federal government circulate, as some investigations into corruption involving the Trump family and Kushner have already been mysteriously dropped without explanation?!

    Mafia state, indeed! The SHAME of it—the DISGRACE!!

    • billbear1961

      I’m not going to list all of Trump’s outrages here–all the ones I can think of–and carry on about all the damage he’s doing and all the dangers he AND his party pose to this democracy. Every regular poster here KNOWS all these things.

      What I am going to point out is that the media and sane politicians have ENOUGH to bring him down with, but they DON’T. They KNOW about the incompetence and the unparalleled corruption. They KNOW he’s a proven and relentless pathological LIAR and that he and his party are undermining the rule of law by interfering, repeatedly, in a legal investigation, by doing what they can to OBSTRUCT the Mueller investigation. They KNOW he’s not protecting this country’s elections from the attacks of a hostile foreign power.

      They could hound him RELENTLESSLY for his tax returns and the rest of his financial history, public access to which would DESTROY him. They could hound him for his failure to protect this country from the Russians, and for allowing a major security risk like Kushner to put government actions/policies and access to the POTUS up for SALE.

      They could all hound him day and night on these issues and bring him CRASHING DOWN, but, instead, they allow him to continue to drag this country through the SEWER.

  • HZ81

    If only we could get Fox & Friends do a segment on a 2 Sticks of Butter at Every Meal diet fad.

    • greenmanTN

      Make Paula Deen the White House chef.

  • DoctorDJ

    NO! I want that fat bastard to keep slobbering down that junk food… So that this happens.
    https://youtu.be/GxRnenQYG7I?t=353

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • Todd20036

      He doesn’t look happy. He looks smug. Big difference

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • JCF

      And Merkans (plus Russians!) elect.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    Is it April Fool’s already? Chicken McNuggets doused in ranch dressing do no constitute a salad.

    • FAEN

      Can I douse your nips with my tongue 😏

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Doctor’s orders? I’m confused. I thought Dr. Jerry Garcia impersonator said he was the healthiest human being in the history of this and any other universe. Don’t tell me we were lied to. Again!

  • FAEN

    LMAO-just because you put the Big Mac on top of a lettuce leaf doesn’t mean you are ‘dieting’. Stupid BLOTUS.

    • Lizard

      Shhhhhhhh, don’t let him hear you say that…

      • FAEN

        I have a Big Mac at the ready to throw the other way. He won’t be able to resist.

  • Dramphooey
  • jmax

    Taco salads in a deep-fried flour shell with extra ground beef and sour cream. Now that’s healthy.

    • J Ascher

      Yeah, I was thinking Big Mac salads.

  • Nic Peterson

    Donnie, Donnie, you are the presidunce! You don’t have to worry about carbs or fat. You get back on that Micky Ds diet pronto. No one should be able to tell you what to do!

  • JWC

    Donny go back to your Big Mac’s Yor are not yourself when you are hungry (chaos )

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    He just needs to get on that great new bread and water diet that Mueller’s preparing.

    • Friday

      I think he needs to stop seeming insanely neurotic/paranoid about any other food than McD’s. 🙂

  • Friday

    “Measured” 6’3 and “Measured” one pound short of obese for that, sure. 🙂

    I mean, hey, *I* get measured differently in height sometimes, too, depending how they round up or down a half inch or maybe my joints being swollen, but they sure finagled Drumph’s numbers a lot to say, ‘Suddenly not obese! Don’t believe your lying eyes!’

    Why they’re distracting with *this* now, who knows. Going to McDonalds and getting the “salad” is supposed to be impressive? 🙂

    • Gretchen

      I am 42 years old, and I have measured 5’4 1/2″ since the 7th grade. I generously call myself 5’5″, but on two recent visits to two different doctors, both nurses have insisted that I am 5’6″. Honestly, I feel a bit discombobulated by that.

      • Menergy

        Did you remove your high heels this time to get on the scales and under the height measurer rod though? 🤔😉

        • Gretchen

          High heels are a young woman’s game. Last time I wore them I very literally nearly died. I fell and severed an artery. My fanciest shoes now are Sketchers sneakers with glittery eyelets for the laces.

          • Menergy

            Well, even thick sneaker soles might add an inch or more, I’d think. But maybe not the 2″ difference your nurses have jotted down. Sometimes I’m measured in socks only, other times just step on the scale with shoes on.

    • Reality.Bites

      The funny part is let’s say Trump managed to drop 50 pounds or so. He’d still be big – quite possibly he’d really be around 239 pounds. They’d either have to lie and say he lost less weight than he did, or lie and say he’s now 190 pounds.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    It won’t work because Dump will be sure to smother any and all the salad with tons of fatty dressing and bacon bits and cheese shavings. Not only that he’s probably attracted to all the most nutrient poor salad choices.

  • RealityBass

    No wonder he was unhinged this week.

    And btw I like the way Bloomberg reports this as if it were factual: “At 239 pounds and 6 feet, 3 inches tall, Trump measured just one pound below obese under guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

  • Gretchen

    Maybe this explains the extra dose of batshit crazy this week. The grouse spouse and I are on Day 6 of Weight Watchers, and I would admittedly start a trade war for a Kit Kat.

    • motordog

      Back in the day I did the Atkins thing…it worked, but after a couple of weeks I’d vote Republican for a helping of home fries! (kidding! kidding!)

  • 🐾vorpal🐾

    Wait… why?
    I thought that he was apparently the healthiest president ever.

    • Healthiest since Taft if you don’t count all those in between.

  • This is something I grew up with: https://www.quick-german-recipes.com/Wurstsalat.html

    It’s salad, but without all those annoying greens and vegetables. As a German, perhaps Trump is familiar. It’s a great trade off for Big Macs. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2686ec9129bfaf0edeb6843b60e495edcf692a31a13a85e988324019e71ec8dc.jpg

    • misterjack

      Yuck. I have to endure ‘cookie salad’ at my family’s Thanksgiving slopfest. Disgusting!

  • boobert

    239 always makes me laugh !

  • motordog

    lol…talk about ‘fake news’! Dieting? 239 lbs? Sad!

  • https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0ebbe8f51e6dc98e73b326da1c079288bcccc8f2db5f0c238aef0324a1d4972.png A big Mac Salad, best of both worlds. The cooks in the kitchen hide the bites of burger under the lettuce so that it’s a fun game of which bit of salad has the burger underneath!

  • KaBoomBOX
  • In other words…

    Dr Jackson: Look Mr. President, I’ll lie about your height and weight if you’ll commit to changing your horrendous diet. You’re pushing 300 lbs and your cholesterol numbers are alarming. My oath pertains to medicine and doing no harm, not to have to be truthful about the results with the public.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Yeah…no.

  • Sheebasdad

    He will always be a fat orange pig.

  • MonochromeMouse

    What happened to the doctor saying he was the healthiest president ever?

    • Gianni

      That’s a good question.

    • Menergy

      Vacationing free on Trump’s dime in the Bahamas?

      • MonochromeMouse

        The only thing I don’t believe about that is trump paying for something.

  • Galvestonian

    O.K. a salad on a sesame seed bun with a hamburger and cheese.

  • Scott MB

    More fish = dropping the two Big Macs and getting four Fillet-O-Fish.

    To the individual that said they haven’t seen him eat a hamburger in two weeks…you aren’t there at night when “president” fatass send the Secret Service to get some. Seriously, I wonder how much that Big Mac costs the American taxpayers?! I mean paying the agent, gas, vehice costs and whatever else. I am willing to bet that $4 Big Mac turns into $15 quickly.

    • Davester

      it would be cheaper to just have the white house chef make a far better hamburger, but I guess he needs that ‘authentic McDonalds greasiness’.

      • Andymac3

        He doesn’t trust the White House chef not to poison him since you know, he’s met him, and wouldn’t you.

  • JCF
  • anne marie in philly

    first off, mc dog chow ain’t food. second, this “diet” won’t last long for el dumpo. third, give up the golf cart and walk that fat orange ass!

    • brined2

      you’re right that he should replace the cart with walking

  • olandp

    Why would he do that? I thought he was the healthiest man ever to be elected President, and could possibly live to be 200.

  • brined2

    Bill Clinton was a McDonald’s fan, too. He also traded for a better diet and lost a lot of weight.

  • Pete Wascher

    what . . . he’s listening to science?

  • SDG

    That’s too bad, I was hoping that just the opposite was going to happen.

  • emjayay
  • Happy_Housewife

    Hopefully it’s too late to reverse any damage. A fate similar to the late Joe Kennedy Sr. would be appropriate.

  • mark99k

    Trump weighs 239 “pounds” like our Congress represents the “people.”

  • infmom

    And at 5’11” and 275 pounds he’s a blob.