While President Donald Trump has used his fingers mostly for letting the world know what he has been up to, via his unending tweetstorm ever since becoming the POTUS, another equally vital use has been to press a button and order his choice of fast food anytime he wants.

Trump’s daily diet became a hot topic of discussion among social media users after he and his wife met with Pope Francis on May 24 and the latter asked the first lady, "What do you give him to eat, potizza?"

Potizza is a high-calorie delicacy served in Slovenia, FLOTUS’ native country. Since the comment had no context attached to it, Twitter users had a field day deconstructing the pope’s comment, claiming that he fat-shammed Trump, the New York Times reported. 

Donald Trump Pope Francis exchanges gifts with President Donald Trump (C) and US First Lady Melania Trump during a private audience at the Vatican on May 24, 2017. Photo: Getty Images/ALESSANDRA TARANTINO

Trump’s love for fast food was never a hidden fact as he himself has claimed multiple times that being a person who likes cleanliness, he rather prefers fast food to “maybe someplace that you have no idea where the food's coming from,” PopSugar reported. He has also been tweeting pictures of feasting on different kinds of fast foods since his campaigning days.

In another report on an “after hours” of Trump, Time magazine reported how the White House caters to the president’s dietary (and apparently egoistic) requirements when he sits down for dinner.

"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,” Time reported.

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Here is a look at the food options that make up 24 hours of the president’s diet at present:


Donald Trump President Donald Trump and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (rear L) make a stop to buy cookies at the Eat'n Park restaurant in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, Oct. 10, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump admitted he is not the type of a person who lays much importance on breakfast and instead, dinner is his “big thing.” However, if he wants the first meal of his day to be breakfast, he will typically opt for cornflakes, eggs, and bacon.

The inclusion of bacon as part of his breakfast menu has worried many nutritionists. "It's a processed pork product, which has been linked with cancer, so his risk of developing the disease will go up," said Jo Travers, a dietitian, and author of “The Low-Fad Diet,” the Guardian reported.


One of the go-to food options for Trump during Lunch is meatloaf. Trump loves all kinds of meat and since meatloaf is essentially meat without “fiber” or “roughage,” there is no reason for it not to make it into the president’s favorite list of food items. He has also prepared meatloaf with Martha Stewart in the past.

Donald Trump President Donald Trump eats Belgian chocolate flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and National security adviser H.R. McMaster react as they eat Belgian chocolate during their meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel in Brussels, Belgium, May 24, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

However, since meatloaf carries no fiber within it, “If you don't feed your gut bacteria with fruit and vegetables, that can impact the immune system and lead to infections," warns Travers. Trump has rarely been spotted with a fruit plate or eating a salad.

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Trump’s birthday lunch also includes a meatloaf made by his sister, Maryanne, using their family’s secret recipe.

When the president is dining out, he likes to eat steak. He has been seen dining at BLT Steak by David Burke with Nigel Farage and ordering a well-done steak with an unusual condiment – ketchup, the Telegraph reported. Although he has been called out on his unusual food pairings by multiple people, he continues to turn a deaf ear to them.


Trump has often admitted dinner is his most favorite meal of the day. Some of his favorite dinner options include a Big Mac and fries or a KFC chicken bucket. In a picture on Twitter that went instantly viral as soon as he posted it, Trump is seen eating fried chicken with a knife and fork sitting in his private jet.

At the age of 70, Trump has the habit of overloading his body with trans fat “which act like saturated fats, and they are linked to heart disease,” Travers stated, according to the Guardian report.

Trump also has the habit of snacking on taco bowls and junk foods like Doritos, Lays Potato Chips and Keebler’s Vienna Fingers.

Despite the fact that Trump does not harbor bad habits like drinking or smoking, his love for a selection of the unhealthiest fast foods makes him a target for a number of health problems.

Barack Obama’s Contrasting Diet

While first lady Melania Trump has been blamed for not staying with her husband at the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama was known as one of the most hands-on presidents’ wives in history. Her active participation in every White House proceeding extended to managing her husband’s everyday diet too. Although Barack Obama was extremely fond of cheeseburgers, Michelle used to swap the beef patty for much healthier turkey meat, Fox News reported. When it came to snacking, apples and nuts often satisfied the former president’s cravings.