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• US President Donald Trump isn’t a big fan of breakfast.
• When he does choose to indulge, he prefers bacon and eggs.
• During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump would also go for McDonald’s Egg McMuffins.
US President Donald Trump may be an early riser, but he isn’t big on breakfast.
Trump’s morning routine includes taking to Twitter, watching the news, and receiving a compilation of glowing press coverage, which VICE News reports is put together every morning in the Republican National Committee’s “war room.”
“He feeds on attention,”“Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success” author Michael D’Antonio previously told Business Insider. “He probably needs it more than he needs his breakfast in the morning.”
In fact, he usually doesn’t eat a morning meal.
Back in 2016, Trump told People, “Oftentimes I skip breakfast. But usually my favorite would be bacon and eggs – bacon medium and the eggs over-well.”
Trump reasserted his general avoidance of morning meals in a 2016 interview with Fox News’ Jesse Watters: “If I can, I’ll avoid breakfast. In terms of that, I will have a lunch, but my big thing is dinner. Breakfast, Jesse, if I can avoid ’em, I’m very happy to do that.”
Apart from bacon and eggs, Trump has also said he enjoys different kinds of cereals: “Made in the USA, has to be made in the USA. You know, the cornflake-type stuff, Raisin Bran. Has to be right out of the fields of Iowa.” The interview with Watters occurred just before the 2016 Republican debate and caucus in Iowa, according to Politico.
During the 2016 presidential election, Trump also relied on fast food for early morning fuel. Politico reported former Trump bodyguard and confidante Keith Schiller would run to a McDonald’s near the Marine Air Terminal in Queens in order to grab him some Egg McMuffins.
When it comes to beverages, he reportedly avoids some classic breakfast staples. While he does wake up early, he doesn’t keep caffeinated with tea or coffee, he told US magazine.