President Donald Trump is a notoriously picky eater, generally opting for copious amounts of fast food in lieu of anything that bears any resemblance to nutritional value. He’s so fond of quick stop burgers and fries that he’s even served the lackluster food to White House visitors.
While on his four day trip to Japan Trump seemed to not only ignore their traditions but their culinary cultures as well — avoiding any sort of Japanese foods and opting instead for a bunch of cheeseburgers, ice cream, and “American” dishes according to a report from Eater.
On Sunday, while playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at the Mobara Country Club Trump enjoyed the same dish he indulged in during his first visit there in 2017 — a lunch of cheeseburgers made with American beef.
After presenting a trophy to the winner of a sumo match where he refused to sit on the floor as is usually custom and demanded a chair instead, he and first lady Melania along with the prime minister and his wife Akie Abe had a meal of grilled chicken, baked potatoes, salad and wagyu beef at the robatayaki restaurant, Inakaya in Tokyo’s Roppongi district.
But Trump’s lack of cultured tastebuds didn’t stop there. During their meeting at Imperial Palace with Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on Monday, Trump consumed a six-course meal consisting of beef consommé, turbot a la meunière, côte de boeuf, and ice cream shaped like Mount Fuji.
From the sounds of things, Trump didn’t let one morsel of Japanese food pass his lips, instead sticking to his regular diet of high fat, high calorie “American” food. While most of us can appreciate the appeal of a good cheeseburger every once in a while, it seems that Trump would at least take the opportunity to indulge in all the wonderful culinary culture that Japan has to offer.
It’s clear that Trump will inhale his heart attack inducing food no matter where he is.
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