You are what you eat as the old saying goes. Given the McDonald’s diet of two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a chocolate milkshake that Donald Trump was said to be eating regularly on the campaign trail, you’d be excused for thinking that he was on the “eat sh*t and die” diet that so many of opponents heartily recommended for him.
The junk food intake eventually caught up to the President, however, leading the White House physician, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, to label Trump borderline obese after his annual physical last month and to advise him to exercise regularly and to consume less fat and carbohydrates.
Now, Bloomberg News is reporting that the President has started his new diet and that it’s been two weeks since a cheeseburger has passed his pouty lips and slithered into his gullet. Opting for soup and salads, instead of the beloved fast food he reportedly likes because its anonymous mass production makes it less likely to be delivering a fatal dose of poison aimed at him, Trump is watching his waistline and including more fish in his diet.
Lest his meat-and-potatoes supporters think he’s getting all metrosexual on them, the White House did let out the fact that Trump has still had bacon for breakfast at least one day this week. Otherwise, administration staffers think that the President seems to be thriving on his new diet, although how they can tell is still a mystery, given the events of the past week.