A Missouri woman claims she found Donald Trump’s face staring back at her from a container of vegan butter-like spread this week. Jan Castellano said she wasn’t all that thrilled to see what appeared to be the Republican presidential front-runner’s gaping mouth and intense eyes looking up from the container of Earth Balance Organic Spread, a Huffington Post report said Tuesday.
“He is everywhere these days,” Castellano, who described herself as a supporter of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, told the Post. After carefully examining the container, Castellano said she entertained the idea of selling the Trump-esque spread on eBay “so I could donate the money to Hillary Clinton."
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Castellano is hardly the first person to discover the likeness of highly influential figures in breakfast and lunch foods. In recent years, Roman Catholics have reported seeing images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary on toasted bread, in grilled cheese sandwiches and other fare. The Missouri woman, however, said she was less than compelled to make a bigger deal about the Trump sighting.
"This was pretty much before I had coffee, so I was easily amused," Castellano, 63, told the Post. "I needed to put on my glasses to make sure it was him.”
Castellano’s hunger ultimately triumphed over the Trump image. She eventually dipped her knife in for her breakfast. "It was the only butter I had, so I had to make the sacrifice," she said.
After eating, Castellano said only Trump's eye and part of his mouth remained visible in the tub. She said she hoped it was a foreshadowing that the billionaire’s campaign "melts away like butter," too.
Trump had a commanding lead over his 16 GOP rivals in the most recent national polling. The candidate had 24 percent of Republican voter support for the party's nomination -- 11 points ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, at 13 percent. Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, polled in third place at 9 percent, the CNN/ORC poll said.