Donald Trump is not a man known for his healthy habits. His diet, which has long consisted of fast food from McDonalds or KFC, is the kind you would expect from a child who is suddenly given carte blanche to pick their own meals. Candy around the clock! Ice cream for dinner! Cartoons before homework!
In short, Trump’s is not the diet of an adult man with any kind of real interest in his own health, a problem which is exacerbated by the fact that he refuses to exercise due to his bizarre theory that regular physical activity is actually bad for you because human beings are similar to batteries and are only born into this world with a set reserve of energy to expend. As in all things, the depths of his ignorance on this topic echo like the Grand Canyon.
A new report from The New York Times has now revealed that some in Trump’s circle have been forced to resort to drastic measures to improve his health. Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, Trump’s former White House physician who is now running for a Congressional seat in Texas, says that he wishes he had remained in the president’s service long enough to help him develop a healthier lifestyle. He had hoped to get him regularly exercising and dieting with a goal of losing ten to 15 pounds. Instead, the president actually gained weight.
Hilariously, Jackson claims that he and his team made sure to decrease the president’s access to ice cream and actually started slipping cauliflowers into his mashed potatoes. Much has been made of Trump’s childish behavior, but this takes it to a whole new level.
This is exactly the kind of thing a parent would try with a petulant child who refuses to eat their vegetables. The fact that we’re talking about the ostensible leader of the free world here should serve as a potent reminder for exactly the kind of man the Republican Party has chosen to lead this country. Gone are the days of statesmen leading the United States, instead we’ve been saddled with an overgrown manchild in a perpetual state of arrested development who can’t be bothered to even eat a bit more properly.
Ronny Jackson, ex-White House physician, on Trump's diet: "The exercise stuff never took off as much as I wanted it to. But we were working on his diet. We were making the ice cream less accessible, we were putting cauliflower into the mashed potatoes." https://t.co/YAaZWFB3zx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 25, 2020
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.