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Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:25 PM

His Diet May Do Him In

https://www.alternet.org/2019/11/trumps-self-destructive-diet-psychiatrist-explains-how-unhealthy-food-choices-may-affect-presidents-mental-health/

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President Donald Trump’s well-documented eating habits are far from what a nutritionist would deem ideal. The most powerful man in the world often skips breakfast. When he does eat the most important meal of the day, he opts for bacon, McDonald’s Egg McMuffins or “made in the USA” cereals high in sugar.

When Trump visits McDonald’s for lunch or dinner, his go-to order for one meal ⁠— two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate shake ⁠— clocks in at 2,390 calories. He might chase that with up to 12 Diet Cokes a day. The president’s love of the iconic American fast-food chain is reportedly motivated at least in part by a fear of being poisoned. That’s just one quirk in a highly quirky diet.




Let's hope his insides revolt.

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bdamomma Nov 5 OP
TheCowsCameHome Nov 5 #1
leftieNanner Nov 5 #2
bdamomma Nov 5 #9
dem4decades Nov 5 #44
Autumn Nov 5 #3
Ilsa Nov 5 #4
Blue_true Nov 5 #22
Ilsa Nov 5 #45
Blue_true Nov 5 #49
robbob Nov 5 #58
Blue_true Nov 5 #61
robbob Nov 5 #67
Blue_true Nov 5 #69
Blue_true Nov 5 #64
NCLefty Nov 5 #5
Marie Marie Nov 5 #6
leftieNanner Nov 5 #13
Chellee Nov 5 #26
sarge43 Nov 5 #33
dixiegrrrrl Nov 5 #36
Marie Marie Nov 5 #55
Freddie Nov 5 #11
TheCowsCameHome Nov 5 #15
fierywoman Nov 5 #19
JHB Nov 5 #50
fierywoman Nov 5 #56
SCantiGOP Nov 5 #35
LiberalFighter Nov 5 #66
smirkymonkey Nov 5 #7
bdamomma Nov 5 #10
lpbk2713 Nov 5 #8
leftieNanner Nov 5 #14
BannonsLiver Nov 5 #38
customerserviceguy Nov 5 #40
bluestarone Nov 5 #12
Blue_true Nov 5 #24
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 5 #16
budkin Nov 5 #17
Blue_true Nov 5 #27
Sugar Smack Nov 5 #18
Blue_true Nov 5 #32
Sugar Smack Nov 5 #39
cwydro Nov 5 #63
Cha Nov 5 #20
ProudMNDemocrat Nov 5 #21
cwydro Nov 5 #30
bdamomma Nov 5 #42
cwydro Nov 5 #62
Marie Marie Nov 5 #57
chowder66 Nov 5 #23
NurseJackie Nov 5 #25
Blue_true Nov 5 #34
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 5 #28
Beartracks Nov 5 #29
The Genealogist Nov 5 #31
empedocles Nov 5 #51
Mariana Nov 5 #70
BannonsLiver Nov 5 #37
bdamomma Nov 5 #43
Polybius Nov 5 #41
ecstatic Nov 5 #53
dalton99a Nov 5 #46
Ilsa Nov 5 #47
GoCubsGo Nov 5 #48
ecstatic Nov 5 #52
John Fante Nov 5 #54
Tarc Nov 5 #59
Initech Nov 5 #60
LiberalFighter Nov 5 #65
miyazaki Nov 5 #68
not_the_one Nov 5 #71

Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:30 PM

1. I say Super-Size his orders in the future.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:35 PM

2. The "fear of being poisoned" is so bizarre

Because that food, even if it's prepared properly, will actually poison you. Not in the immediate polonium way, but ultimately all that crap is poison.

The Donald is truly an idiot.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:42 PM

9. That's

it he thinks he's a fucking child. 12 diet cokes hmm......if Coke had their old recipe he would "coked" up.


http://factmyth.com/factoids/coca-cola-used-to-have-cocaine-in-it/

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:48 PM

44. Bizarre? Not if you know Putin.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:36 PM

3. I pray the god of fast food calls him soon to be at his right hand.

Oh sorry, I got caught up in his spiritual adviser's mindset.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:38 PM

4. He skips the fries? That's the tastiest

thing McDs makes, IMO. Fries would help!

How does he avoid kidney stones drinking that much cola?

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:42 PM

22. I really think that Burger King has the best fries.

Theirs are the only ones that I will eat without catsup. I only eat fast food maybe 5 times per year, but I did eat an Impossible Whopper and fries at BK last week, the fries were still good. Maybe is is just the texture of the BK fries that I find pleasing, their texture is different.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:24 PM

45. I like BK fries more, also.

It's just that I don't like much of anything at McDs, except their fries, which are better than the rest of the menu. But BK is better on hamburgers and fries.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #45)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:39 PM

49. I never liked McDonald's sandwiches other than the Egg McMuffin when I was in college.

Their breakfasts were fairly decent, though I have not had one in around 6 years. Their orange juice was pretty good.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:04 PM

58. I don't know how BK does their fries, but here in Canada (Quebec particularly) there is only ONE way

to do fries. Fresh potatoes, peeled, cut and blanched, then deep fried to golden crispness. You can actually TASTE the potatoes. Those uniform potatoes paste sticks that McD’s serves are an abomination. When I moved to Boston all the fries seemed to follow that model, then to add insult to injury they tossed them in some salty/herb mix to cover up the complete lack of flavour. I just couldn’t find real fries and couldn’t figure out the problem; fresh potatoes cooked up in clean oil. Not rocket science!

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Response to robbob (Reply #58)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:25 PM

61. How do you blanch cut potatoes and for how long?

I figured that BK blanched their fries and tried that once, the results were not good. I think that I may have let them boil too long. I think that it may help if the oil is "conditioned" a bit, fresh oil seems to not brown well.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #61)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:35 PM

67. Here's a site on Quebec style fries

Things I did not know include type of potatoes used, brining the potatoes in salted water and, of course, the proper way to blanch and then finish cooking the fries:

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.chowhound.com/post/fries-1029042/amp

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Response to robbob (Reply #67)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:48 PM

69. I will look up Quebec style French fries.

Who would have guessed that French decendants could do French fries. Move over freedom fries.

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Response to robbob (Reply #58)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:29 PM

64. Here in my part of Florida, fried potatoes generally suck,

unless they are thick cut and breaded with seasoned breading before frying. You are right, I have not gotten good fries in Boston when I am there on business, except at BK once or twice.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:38 PM

5. He's 73, eats like shit and refuses to exercise. What's the hold-up??

Maybe he DOES have good genes. O.o

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:41 PM

6. How is this man not diabetic?

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:48 PM

13. He probably is

Dr. Ronnie (I'm sorry, but what professional adult uses his little kid name??) Jackson must have missed it. Or Donnie gave him a lollipop and asked him to let it slide.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:51 PM

26. I pick option B.

The lollipop in question being 'head of the VA.'

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:01 PM

33. Nah. Kelly got all up in his face.

Polish the turd. Don't fuck up. Get it? Got it? Good. Otherwise, Diago Garcia is looking good this time of year.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:03 PM

36. I think his body is afraid to fail him.


You know what he does to 'losers"

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #36)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:59 PM

55. Good one

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:46 PM

11. His dad lived to be 93

Unfortunately, good genes usually win over bad habits.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:52 PM

15. He bribed the Devil.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:19 PM

19. Yeah but his dad in the end had dementia.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:41 PM

50. How long was "in the end"?

Because if it was 20 years, then 73-year-old Donnie is right on schedule.

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Response to JHB (Reply #50)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:59 PM

56. Google sez last 6 years.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:02 PM

35. Freddie, you are correct

A doctor told me years ago that it is easy to wreck your health with food, drink, smoke etc.
He said that exercise and annual physicals were important, but the single most important thing to help you live a long life is genetics.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:31 PM

66. But he appeared to take better care of himself.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:42 PM

7. I honestly can't believe someone who eats like that, and who has eaten like that for most of his

life, who doesn't exercise, who downs two six-packs of diet coke a day, who is always hopped up on Adderall and god knows what else and who has serious anger issues is still alive at his age. His luck has got to run out soon.

As far as I'm concerned, it can't run out soon enough.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:44 PM

10. Amen

nt.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:42 PM

8. He likes KFC too.




"Extra grease please."

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:50 PM

14. KFC

Is just repulsive. Sorry, to those who like it. (My husband included).

I don't think he has to request extra grease, because it's always served that way. There aren't even any sides that have any nutritional value.

YUCK!

Eat some more Donnie! Pack your arteries!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:09 PM

38. I prefer Popeyes

But their customer service is actively and apparently proudly awful in every conceivable way. I guess The best bet is to make your own and not eat the processed shit.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #38)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:19 PM

40. Bojangles for me. n/t

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 06:47 PM

12. Sometimes i believe the Devil is running things

Only reason i can think of that this asshole is still breathing.

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:48 PM

24. Doesn't it say somewhere in scripture (I am a deist) that the

anti-Christ will arrive in a form that many Christians will exult. If one considers Trump's horrible eating habits that somehow don't seem to affect his health and the fact that most White evangelicals adore him, it would be in line with scripture if he is the anti-Christ or it's precursor.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:05 PM

16. It can't come soon enough.

By this time, I don’t even care how.

Just GTFO, MF.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:07 PM

17. "...two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish and a chocolate shake..."

Holy shit... how the hell is he still alive!?

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Response to budkin (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:53 PM

27. Good question.

I have not eaten at McDonalds in years. But I could never even choke down one Big Mac. That dude does two and two fish sandwiches and one of their shakes. If his golden toilet could talk. That asshole must have constipation that would stop a train. He must pop a laxative daily to help him poop.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:07 PM

18. "When Trump VISITS McDonald's for lunch or dinner" ???????

First, I'm not sure I believe that.

Second, has he heard of the new Popeye's Chicken Sandwich?

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Response to Sugar Smack (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:59 PM

32. Have you eaten one of those Popeye's sandwiches?

To me it doesn't look great. Even if I did eat a fried chicken sandwich, I prefer one that is less crunchy. I like Wendy's top chicken sandwich. I usually order grilled chicken (but only at Zaxby's, because the other chains suck bad at doing grilled chicken).

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:09 PM

39. I haven't. It's a brilliant campaign, too.

A 4- paragraph review of it made me want to try one, badly. I avoided trying one for the same reason I've avoided trying crystal meth, heroin, and cocaine. It's a good gamble for them too, because there are enough people curious/addicted enough to make this particular food fad worthwhile.

Also, the thing looks like a salt lick to me.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:29 PM

63. Chick-fil-a has a great chicken samich

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:21 PM

20. bon appetit, MF!

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:27 PM

21. If not all the Cholesterol from McDonald's. ..

The stress will kill him.

Stress is one of the causes of Heart attacks as well as strokes. Stress is an overall health killer.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:58 PM

30. He seems to be alive and well.

Guess we can keep hoping.

But I wish I had a buck for every thread like this.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #30)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:37 PM

42. Yeah you'd

be rich huh?

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #42)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:28 PM

62. No kidding.

But still sad, pissed off, enraged, sickened...yeah...you get the picture lol.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:02 PM

57. But this creep seems to thrive on stress and chaos.

I think it is the only thing that makes his empty shell of nothingness feel alive.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:47 PM

23. "Fear of being poisoned" my ass. He's using that as an excuse to eat junk food. nt

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:51 PM

25. Good.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #25)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:02 PM

34. Yes. If only he would add a few scoops of French Vanilla ice cream twice per day.

Maybe we could be rid of that jackass.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:55 PM

28. Soon, please.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:57 PM

29. I thought you meant the steady diet of right wing media. n/t

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 07:58 PM

31. I have a cousin who is 92 years old

She eats like a stereotypical teenager. Junk food all day long, and plenty of it. How she has lived this long with her diet is beyond me. Some people can just eat like that and soldier on.

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Response to The Genealogist (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:45 PM

51. There seems to be a lot of love-lived instances like this. Smokers who live long and

don't even cough, people who have spent years in highly toxic environments, the obese etc.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #51)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:23 PM

70. A lot of people seem to think

That "You're more likely to die early if you do that" means the same thing as "You absolutely will die early if you do that". There are plenty of outliers, and it goes the other way, too - people who die young of natural causes who did all the right things to stay healthy.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:06 PM

37. Meh he'll love to be 103

If he was human he’d be dead by now.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:46 PM

43. Yeah

well we know he's not human.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 08:32 PM

41. If you must eat like crap, many these days say skipping breakfast is the right thing to do

"The most important meal of the day" is debated now, and has been debunked by some of today's nutritionists and dietitians.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #41)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:53 PM

53. I agree. Skipping breakfast might be helping, not hurting.

Eating breakfast keeps me focused on eating throughout the day; but when I skip breakfast, I don't even think about eating until at least 2 or 3pm. My erratic eating pattern has increased my metabolism significantly.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:28 PM

46. He should do the world a favor and increase his intake by 4X

as insurance against malnutrition

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:30 PM

47. We could always send him gift cards to McDs and KFC.

The savings would encourage him to eat there more often.

I wonder if his "spiritual advisor" Paula (*cough* heretic) White likes the same food?

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:35 PM

48. Been saying this from the beginning...

He's a ticking time bomb, thanks to his diet. His dinner, alone, is higher than my daily caloric intake. After drinking 12 Diet Cokes a day, I'm not surprised that he wears dentures. That stuff has the pH of battery acid. All of that aspartame has probably warped his brain even more than it already is.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:50 PM

52. Bacon isn't that bad...

A few weeks ago, I ran out of food and didn't feel like going shopping or cooking. I leaned heavily on bacon and cheese for like 2 days in a row. My brain performed flawlessly for several days after that. YMMV.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 09:54 PM

54. Figures Trump would love McDonald's.

He's a clown like Ronald, a thief like the hamburgler, and he's shaped like Grimace.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:05 PM

59. I cannot fathom eating that much food in one lunch sitting

I try not to do too much fast food, but a few times a month we'll go. 2 plain ol' hamburgers and half of a large fries does it for me just fine.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:12 PM

60. 12 Diet Cokes a day??? Damn.

That level of dehydration can make you stupid.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:30 PM

65. Should we tell him that servers at McD know when he orders?

And spit in his food?

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 10:42 PM

68. May Do Him In. Sounds like Vietnamese restaurant .

But I'm sure they don't serve Big Macs.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:57 PM

71. and if his diet DOES do him in, we must INSIST

on cremation, IMMEDIATELY after the open casket viewing.

We can't be too certain...

Ya know what I mean, Vern?

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