In a way, this is such a non-story, but in another way, it’s news because it speaks so much to who Pres. Donald Trump is as a human being. Read on.
On May 8th, three Time reporters spent a day at the White House with our illustrious potentate, which culminated with a candlelit dinner in the oval Blue Room, considered to be the most formal and elegant of the White House reception rooms.
Look at the beautiful Blue Room our pig of a president is now using.
The setup for Trump’s dinner may have looked something like this photo from whitehousemuseum.org.
The Time story is very meaty (and you should read it in full), but the most fun fact reported was that Trump got two scoops of vanilla ice cream at dinner, while everyone else got only one scoop. But there’s a lot more to the story.
The waiters know well Trump’s personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests. When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else. The tastes of Pence are also tended to. Instead of the pie, he gets a fruit plate.
Nice to know our VP opts for healthier options than our famously gluttonous president.
- Diet Coke for him (water for his guests)
- Thousand Island dressing for him (creamy vinaigrette for his guests)
- An extra dish of yummy sauce for his chicken (only one dish for his guests)
- Two scoops of ice cream with his chocolate pie (his guests got one, which was enough cuz chocolate pie AND ice cream is a nearly nauseating amount of sugar)
Being president is freakin’ awesome! Extra. Ice. Cream.
— Spooky Halloween Name TK (@ASankin) May 11, 2017
"The President gets TWO scoops of ice cream. Everyone else get ONE." — US Constitution, 28th Amendment.
— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) May 11, 2017
Fun fact: Pres. Trump usually drinks regular Coke (not diet). Gluttonous Trump also has a little red button on his desk in the Oval Office for ordering Coke. Yes, really.
I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2012
The more Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, etc you drink, the more weight you gain?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2012
And it’s almost as if the White House was MADE for him. The dining room renovation that he ordered upon moving in revealed something unexpected.
“We found gold behind the walls, which I always knew,” Trump explains.
But back to this bizarre dinner party.
Trump basically sees dinnertime as another opportunity to boast about his many (and mostly existent only in his mind) accomplishments.
“The big story is that we are doing a good job for the country,” the President says. “We’re cutting costs, big, big costs.”
Apparently, he sees the past few months as a “steady string of successes, broken only by occasional missteps.” Of course, that quote is from the Time writers, Michael Scherer and Zeke Miller. Trump’s vocabulary doesn’t include big words like “occasional” and “missteps.”
He also spent a lot of time at dinner boasting about his many new BFFs, such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (who reportedly can’t stand him) and Egyptian dictator General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who was viewed by the Obama administration as a brutal tyrant.
Photographers: Can we get a handshake?
Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake?
Trump: *no response*
Merkel: *makes awkward face* pic.twitter.com/ehgpCnWPg7
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 17, 2017
Watch Trump praise the brutal dictator.
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And at the end of dinner, he basically explained that he breaks the entire running of our country down to four basic goals, as if there’s nothing else to consider in all of this. Like poor people. And civil rights. And equality — for women, LGBT, minorities, and other historically persecuted groups.
“It never made sense to me, the level of animosity,” Trump says. “All you want to do is, like, Let’s have a great military. Let’s have low taxes. Let’s have good health care. Let’s have good education.”
Yet lying Trump has done nothing to advance any of those goals. He is actively seeking to slash education, environment, science, and health spending to reallocate $54 billion more for the military budget and cut taxes for corporations and the wealthiest Americans. He has done everything humanly possible to damage the prospects of “good education,” and well…do I need to go into detail about what he’s doing to make sure we have “good health care“?
So is this a non-story? In my opinion, no. It just validates a lot of what most of us already knew: Trump is an entitled, self-promoting, self-serving buttclown.
Please eat your ice cream, Mr. President. Lots of it. Gobs and gobs every single day. The side effects of unhealthy eating may be the only way we’ll quickly be rid of you.
Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania – departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
Please read the Time story in-depth. It’s incredibly eye-opening.
Featured image: PacificCoastNews.com via Zimbio