NYT: Trump Drinks 12 Cans of Diet Coke and Watches Up to 8 Hours of TV Per Day, Eats Fast Food

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Leave it to the New York Times to do a lengthy investigation into subjects absolutely no one cares about.  In a recent piece, they reveal – shock! — that the President shares some common habits with his fellow Americans.

For example, one of their recent discoveries is that he drinks approximately a dozen cans of Diet Coke per day.

Is this really news?  Trump has claimed he’s never had a drop of alcohol in his life after losing his brother to alcoholism.  Oh, but he drinks Diet Coke?  Pass the smelling salts!

Oh, but these smart New York Times reporters discovered more: he also watches television and eats fast food:

Trump is famous for his voracious consumption of cable news and tendency to fire off impulsive tweets when he’s displeased with the way he’s portrayed in the media. According to the Times report, the only people allowed to touch the TV remote are Trump and the technical support staff. The Times said the president watches up to eight hours of TV per day.

While he watches the news, Trump frequently likes to share his thoughts on the day’s headlines with whoever’s in the room — including members of the housekeeping staff, whom he “summons via a button for lunch or one of the dozen Diet Cokes he consumes each day,” per The Times.

Trump is known for his fast-food habit. According to a book written by former top campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, “the orchestrating and timing of Mr. Trump’s meals” during the campaign “was as important as any other aspect of his march to the presidency.”

“On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke,” the book said.

Sheesh. With all the horrific things going on in the world today, it’s a shame the New York Times spent time on this.

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore and Diet Coke

Hat Tip: Business Insider

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