President Donald Trump visits Saudi Arabia on Saturday and Sunday, and his hosts will reportedly serve the billionaire steak, along with his favorite side of ketchup, as well as local fare.
On Friday, the Associated Press reported on the preparations for the President’s foreign trip. The press agency disclosed that “people with knowledge of the planning for Trump’s trip say the caterers are planning to offer the president steak and ketchup alongside the lamb and hefty portions of rice on the menu. All the meat will have been butchered in a Shariah-compliant halal manner as per Islamic custom.”
The AP write-up also pointed out that “Trump’s hosts on his upcoming trip are well-aware of his aversion to travel and are trying to make accommodations to keep him happy.”
The President’s culinary preferences got a fair amount of attention during the 2016 presidential race. A longtime butler for Mr. Trump revealed in a March 2016 New York Times article that Mr. Trump likes his steak nearly burnt to a crisp: “It would rock on the plate, it was so well done.”
An August 2016 report by the Times also spotlighted the billionaire’s love of fast food, and outlined how “he prefers burgers and meatloaf, Caesar salads and spaghetti, See’s Candies and Diet Coke. And he shuns tea, coffee and alcohol.”
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