We already know that President Trump has a penchant for greasy fast-food and the White House’s meatloaf, but thanks to a first-person report from the Independent Journal Review, we know that he also eats his steak well-done and slathered in ketchup. The report gives an entertaining play-by-play of the Sunday night dinner at BLT Prime by David Burke at the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. where Trump escaped to on Saturday night to avoid the press pool.[related]
The report lists some interesting details of the journalist’s dinner alongside the leader of the free world. Trump was rushed with fans and admirers when he entered the hotel and complimented one woman—who said it was her birthday—on the vitality of her skin. When he entered, the entire restaurant gave him a standing ovation. When asked if he would be attending the White House Correspondents Dinner this year, Trump smirked and said “No. Do you like that?”
But the part of the evening that has caught everyone’s eye was the President’s dinner order. From a server who wished to remain anonymous:
“The President ordered a well-done steak. An aged New York strip. He ate it with ketchup as he always does.”
The steak, which cost $54, was accompanied by jumbo shrimp cocktails for the whole table. Of course, this unusual food preference has gotten quite a lot of attention:
Finally have to draw the line with trump:
Steak well done, with ketchup-
is a threat to the most hallowed institutions of our democracy.
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 27, 2017
Donald Trump actually eats his steak well done..... with ketchup. It's official. He's an overgrown child.
— nalisa alia amin (@nalisaaa) February 27, 2017
I can endure a lot of authoritarian behavior, but if Trump really eats his steak well-done with ketchup, the guy has to go.
— Will Watson (@will_watson) February 26, 2017