Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Will Donald Trump Eat the Impossible Whopper?

You know the phrase, “you are what you eat.” With Donald Trump’s famous love of fast or junk food and Diet Coke, is it possible to conclude that he’s junk? On an anecdotal basis, his behavior as a president might be deemed fit for a dumpster. He creates a violent insurrection claiming an election is false and rigged and then claims he’s the victim of one of the greatest witch hunts on history. Actually, his public liking of the Big Mac and the fish fillet may be giving McDonald’s a bad name. Could it be that his diet is responsible for all his aggressive behavior? What would Trump be like if he suddenly started to eat brown rice, tofu and coconut milk? What if he started  to go for barbecued seitan skewers and kale burgers. Interestingly, it’s been reported that Hitler became a vegetarian during the war. Stalin liked cabbage soup and Mussolini loved garlic. There’s no evidence that moving away from fast food would result in a modification of his opinions say about the environment. But let’s hypothesize that one of his advisors introduces the former president to the Impossible Whopper at Burger King. Anyone who has ever tasted one of these meat substitutes knows they're really delicious. They’re much better than Big Macs. Perhaps the Impossible Burger would live up to its name and make the former president change his ways? 

Read "Lamb Stewed" by Francis Levy, Dispatches from the Poetry Wars

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