“Trump’s White House Ice Cream Habits Actually Tell You A Lot About His Presidency”
That’s an actual headline from an actual millennial-driven news website called the Elite Daily.
Just when you thought the 24/7 hyperventilation over all things Trump couldn’t get any more absurd, the liberal media have again one-upped themselves. The latest is a supplemental article to an in-depth Trump interview with Time magazine, whose editor and two reporters were treated to a four-course meal with the president, Vice President Mike Pence, and two senior Trump officials Monday night in the Blue Room of the White House:
“The waiters know well Trump’s personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests. When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else. The tastes of Pence are also tended to. Instead of the pie, he gets a fruit plate.”
Of the nearly 100-minute interview, which touched on topics ranging from health care to Trump’s decision to strike Syria, a tiny excerpt about the president’s affinity for ice cream became a point of outrage.
@davidfrum this is the most dickish thing I have ever read
— Daniel Summers (@WFKARS) May 11, 2017
You’re right — a guy who has “the usual” at his own restaurant is so dickish!
According to the Elite Daily’s John Haltiwanger, the revelation is just another example of Trump’s “hyper”-narcissism.
“Trump’s eating habits, and his desire to have something slightly different or just a little bit more than everyone else, tells us a lot about who he is and how he approaches the office he now holds,” Haltiwanger wrote. “The president is a two scoops of ice cream for me, one for everyone else kind of guy.”
A headline by New York magazine’s The Cut blared, “Donald Trump Continues to Eat Like a Middle Schooler Whose Parents Are Working Late.”
And CNN ran an op-ed that said Trump’s ice cream preference is like a “little boy” who “sees every moment as an opportunity to demonstrate he is the special boy.”
CNN also produced a 2-minute video about dessert-gate, complete with the chyron, “Trump’s executive privilege: 2 scoops of ice cream.”
A clip posted by Newsbusters showed “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell cackling over Trump’s apparent weight problem.
King offered this brilliant analysis: “It says to me that he likes ice cream and he’s a big guy.”
Rose went on to question how much more ice cream Trump is eating than others, causing his female co-hosts to erupt with laughter.
Apparently out of any new material, King added, “He’s very big. He’s a very big guy.”
The overall theme of the 24-hour news cycle is that Trump’s every comment or quirk that doesn’t fit into the liberal definition of decency (which is everything, apparently) is worthy of headline news. One has to wonder what Trump can do that won’t be met with criticism.