Why do I go after PuffHo? Because it’s a site produced for liberals and progressives, yet it continues to completely demonize Donald Trump. Lest you think I like the man, I despise him and all he stands for, but when a website on OUR side shows an almost hysterical demonization of our opponents, right down to the food they eat, then I get upset. It makes us all look petty.
When I recently wrote about HuffPo’s ridiculous criticisms of Donald Trump preferring well done steak (“AKA the worst way”), several readers thought the HuffPo piece was was a joke. Well, I doubt it, but this is certainly serious. (Click on screenshot to go to article.)
Here’s the whole piece, including the gratuitous inclusion of a tw**t from Trump. Note also the pejorative “gorges on himself” headline. Of course Thanksgiving dinner is all about gorging and food comas, so “gorging” is simply de rigueur. And “on himself”? Really?
Remember, Obama was fond of cheeseburgers! Anyway, let the bile flow:
Even Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving is all about Donald Trump.
The President elect celebrated the holiday true to form by eating two dishes named after himself. According to NBC News, the Trump family’s Thanksgiving menu featured 24 dishes, including a salad dubbed “Mr. Trump’s Wedge Salad” and a dessert called “Three-Layer Trump Chocolate Cake.”
The eponymous salad is an odd choice given Trump’s notoriously unhealthy diet. He’s spoken highly of McDonald’s and KFC, and is often photographed eating fast food. As far as vegetables go, though, a wedge salad―-traditionally topped with bacon and creamy dressing― is one of the least nutritious.
The dinner was held at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and included local favorites like Key Lime Pie in addition to traditional holiday foods (no taco bowls, though.)
Meanwhile, President Obama won Thanksgiving by serving pizza bites at the official White House dinner. Yes, pizza bites.
Now that’s just ridiculous. Yes, there were pizza bites at the Obama’s place, but a lot of other stuff as well, as this article from People notes (click on screenshot to go there):
If I had my choice of either of these meals, I’d take Trump’s, mainly for the great seafood appetizers. Thanksgiving dinner isn’t about health, and I’m not a big fan of pizza bites.
One reader, not poisoned by the venom of Trump Hatred, said this:
Ms. Zell has it right, HuffPo is simply ridden with over-the-top bias, which shows even in articles about his dinner. And I’m not sure that Zell isn’t right that people will tune out if they hear continual carping about stuff like Trump’s meals as opposed to the serious issues: Trump’s policies and his choices for the Cabinet (and what will surely be a dire choice for the Supreme Court).