- President Trump spent part of Thanksgiving with members of the Coast Guard.
- The Thanksgiving spread presented to the Coast Guard was pre-packaged and carb-filled.
- Nutrition was a major focus of the Obama administration.
- Trump’s own Thanksgiving dinner included turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, local produce, seafood, cakes, and pies.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump spent part of Thanksgiving Day with members of the U.S. Coast Guard in Riviera Beach, Florida.
While Riviera Beach is only a 20-minute drive from Mar-a-Lago, it seems the president did not bring the food from his upscale resort. Instead, the table seemed to be packed with pre-made food and brands that you could get at your local Subway.
In fact, excepting some iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, and onions to top sandwiches, there didn’t seem to be a vegetable in sight — a fact that is especially striking considering the previous administrations’ commitment to nutrition.
Many of the items on the table have been condemned by nutritionists for their sugary and/or high-carb attributes, including the sodas and chips.
For comparison, President Obama and his family spent past Thanksgivings working in a soup kitchen. And yes — there were plenty of vegetables highly visible in photos.
Trump’s Thanksgiving meal in Mar-a-Lago later in the day included “turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes with marshmallows — as well as local produce, red snapper, Florida stone crab and a variety of baked goods, cakes and pies,” a spokeswoman for the first lady told the New York Times.