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Trump’s ‘Unhinged’ Week: His Strict New Diet Is Making Him Grumpy And Hangry

Donald Trump’s alarming dietary habits are no secret. We know he celebrated his primary election win with a Big Mac and fries. We know the Virginia stop on his campaign trail was preceded by a bucket of fried chicken from KFC, wolfed down in his private jet. He once said KFC is “not the worst thing in the world,” which counts as almost overwhelming praise coming from DT. We know he believes all fast food to be germ-free. He once said he loves the “Fish Delight” from McDonald’s, which isn’t even a real thing.

A couple of months ago, Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson announced that though he could stand to lose a few pounds, 71-year-old Trump was in “excellent physical and cognitive health.” According to Bloomberg, sources close to the president say he has now been forced to go on a diet.

Doctor’s orders include less red meat, fat, and carbs, and more fish and exercise. “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.”

And Trump is trying. “One person said it’s been two weeks since he saw the president eat a hamburger,” writes Bloomberg. He has given aides “the impression he feels he is thriving on his new diet,” although “he is allowing himself indulgences. He ate bacon at breakfast one day this week.”

Some questioned whether Trump’s recent foul moods/decision to start a trade war may be a result of his lack of Big Macs:

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Trump’s relationship with fast food is disturbing at the least and veritably death-defying at worst. An advance copy of Let Trump Be Trump attained by the Washington Post last December had former aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie’s chronicling their experiences on the Trump campaign.

When it came to McDonald’s, they wrote wrote the president’s appetite “seems to know no bounds.” His TYPICAL dinner there consisted of “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted.”

h/t Bloomberg