Remember when Donald Trump tested positive for the highly contagious virus he barely tried to fight off? Last week, it was reported that the former president had caught COVID a little earlier than expected – just in time for a public debate with also immunocompromised Joe Biden. But there’s another detail about this spell that hasn’t been made public until now: While undergoing treatment in the hospital, he asked him to bring unhealthy fast food.
Follow Raw story, Manager, the new book by former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, includes some insider facts that haven’t seen the light of day. (Of course, there’s also baseless nonsense about how the 2020 election was stolen.) One of them was, while he was taking a life-saving potion at Walter Reed, hanging on death’s door, Trump is still brought. Favorite food: McDonald’s.
They had to eat with face coverings on doctor’s orders, which didn’t make any of them feel nervous.
– Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 4, 2021
Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, who also points out that Trump and company “have to eat and drink with face shields on doctor’s orders, which shouldn’t worry any of them.” (Yes, the failed blogger turned president is furious with the people who saved his life.)
But in the end it all worked out. Trump emerged from the hospital, still sick with COVID but adamant that he looked strong, even as he almost certainly contracted some of the staff members’ illness.
Trump’s love for McDonald’s is well-documented. He notoriously giving it to football champions, put the scarf down after he won the Republican nomination in 2016, and even paid a bodyguard with McD’s Gift Certificate. He even blame his weird hair.
His former employee took note of his bad eating habits. Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says that on his plane, “there are four main food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.” Nor did he go lightly. A typical McDonald’s order, Lewandowski said, is “two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and one chocolate malt.” The Atlantic notes that that meal contains 2,400 calories, twice the average daily recommended sodium intake.
Obesity can triple the risk of being hospitalized for COVID-related symptoms, but perhaps Trump is the only exception.
(Via Raw story)
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