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How Trump’s Greasy Fast Food Diet Appeals to His Image

How Trump’s Greasy Fast Food Diet Appeals to His Image

Experts say Donald Trump’s fast food affinity is much like his presidential campaign: unruly, careless, and self-indulgent

President Obama eats a handful of almonds every night, while Trump is seen chowing down on KFC.

Much has been made about presidential eating and drinking habits. But presidential candidate Donald Trump has not tried to hide his unusual preference for fast food. He’s made comments about enjoying McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish and has been seen indulging in KFC fried chicken with a knife and fork.

Although his love of fast food has garnered titters of criticism for health reasons, political experts suggest this greasy-napkin image caters toward his voter base. It helps to create this juxtaposition of the highbrow-lowbrow brand Trump has become known for in this race. He’s the jet-setting billionaire who loves French fries and soda.

“There’s nothing more American and more of-the-people than fast food,” Russ Schriefer, a Republican strategist and ad maker, told The New York Times. “It is the peculiarity of the brand that he’s able to be on his multimillion-dollar jet with the gold and black branding and colors, and at the same time eat KFC — and what makes it perfect is he does it all with a knife and fork, while reading The Wall Street Journal.”

The New York Times suggests that much like his presidential campaign, Trump’s culinary image is undisciplined, devil-may-care, and brash.

“In an era of gourmet dining and obsession with healthy ingredients,” The Times wrote, “Mr. Trump is a throwback to an earlier, more carefree time in American eating, when nobody bothered to ask whether the tomatoes were locally grown, and the first lady certainly didn’t have a vegetable garden, complete with a bee hive, on the South Lawn of the White House.”


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.


Unhealthy Chinese Restaurant Foods You Should Always Avoid

Chinese food is one of America's favorite types of cuisine. In 2020, Google data revealed which foods web users searched for most often (for both recipes and restaurant locations), and Chinese food came out on top (via Chef's Pencil). Nation's Restaurant News has reported similar findings, revealing that 36 percent of consumers report eating Chinese food "frequently," while an additional 42 percent say they eat it at least "occasionally."

In fact, Chinese food has been a favorite in America ever since the first large wave of Chinese immigrants arrived here in the mid-1800s, bringing their unique blend of various foods, spices, and cooking techniques to American consciousness (via Oxford Research).

But beware! As much as we love it, not all Chinese food is created equal. There are many healthy protein-packed dishes which are as nutritious as they are delicious. But there's also plenty of less than healthy Chinese food — high calorie, fatty, sodium-packed disasters that may taste good, but that are terrible for your health— especially if you're ordering them often. Here are some of the ones you'll want to avoid.