The nation’s obsession with presidential eating habits is well-documented—from George Washington’s affinity for nuts, to Dubya’s cheeseburger-pizza proclivities, we’re always curious to learn about the comfort foods and guilty pleasures of our leaders.
So, what about this year’s crop of candidates? Who’s got Oval Office tastes, and who eats like a junior senator? The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh resident Eric Rickin has taken on the task of exposing Donald Trump’s culinary preferences, with campaign signs that poke fun at Trump’s questionable tastes in food.
— Pittsburgh PG (@PittsburghPG) April 14, 2016
Rickin tells the Post-Gazette, “I feel his whole campaign and his positions are absurd. But when you try to argue with logic, it doesn’t really work.”
Imagine driving by one sunny afternoon and seeing signs like “Donald Trump Hates Perogies,” or “Donald Trump Likes Hunt’s Ketchup.” It might be a deal-breaker. But some residents have taken a liking to Rickin’s unconventional signs.
Rickin’s next-door neighbor Bopaya Bidanda explains to the Post-Gazette, “We need to laugh a little bit more. People are getting too worked up about the campaign. This is a wonderful way of injecting humor into the campaign. We all need more of that in our everyday lives.”
Stupid Breaking News logo. Now we’ll never know where Donald Trump puts ketchup pic.twitter.com/DAIqKwSWmf
— Brian B (@brianbuck13) March 12, 2016
Food and drink have been particularly relevant to Trump’s run, even when he doesn’t want them to be. Recently, Trump’s longtime butler, Anthony Senecal, told the New York Times that Trump preferred his steak so well done that “it would rock on the plate, it was so well done.” If that wasn’t proof enough that we can’t take the guy’s word when it comes to eating and drinking, BuzzFeed sampled Trump’s discontinued vodka—let’s just say it probably won’t be making a comeback anytime soon.