2017-11-13 – Apparently, Donald Trump likes McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese. I don’t know if this is true. And I’m not going to check it out, because I don’t care what he likes to eat. What is true is that the meme of Trump as culinary cretin is bouncing around the Internet. And I don’t like that.
I like McDonald’s Quarter Pounders with Cheese. And I’m not the only one.
I am not a wine-sipping, brie-schmearing liberal. And I take offense at this meme for implying that my tolerance for this type of fast-food is somehow a moral failing. Because that is the point of this meme: to trash people with plebeian tastes. The cultural war extends to the meat you like between the buns.
Let me be clear. If you want to complain about Trump’s tax cut, be my guest. If you think he knowingly took Russian help to win last year’s election, investigate away. If you hate the way he cozies up to white supremacists, I’ll join your march.
But culinary habits?
Let’s keep focused, people. Improving the quality and affordability of health insurance is a laudable goal. Criticizing people for their snacks—not so much. We can’t fix everything, so I’d recommend starting with things that are important and doable, and letting the rest go.