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Donald Trump Is an Avowed McDonald's Enthusiast

He's a fan of the Big Mac and Filet-o-Fish, in particular.

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Donald Trump doesn't believe that fast food workers deserve a minimum wage hike, but he sure does enjoy the fruits of their labor. Last night in South Carolina at a Republican candidate town hall put on by CNN, the preternaturally coiffed politician divulged that he's got a soft spot for drive-thru cuisine.

The billionaire businessman is particularly fond of McDonald's, including Big Macs, Quarter Pounders with cheese, and the good ol' Filet-o-Fish, telling host Anderson Cooper, "It's great stuff." He's also a fan of Burger King and KFC. This should come as no surprise, as Trump's already demonstrated some rather dubious culinary preferences: He apparently prefers his steak well-done, or so a sign held by a protester at one of his recent speeches revealed.

"The other night I had Kentucky Fried Chicken. Not the worst thing in the world."

But it's apparently not just the greasy food that gets him going: The Donald appreciates fast food from a food safety perspective. "One bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald's," CNN quotes him as saying. "One bad hamburger and you take Wendy's and all these other places and they're out of business. I like cleanliness, and I think you're better off going there than maybe some place that you have no idea where the food is coming from." No mention of how the presidential hopeful feels about all-day breakfast, though he did take a swipe at Chipotle: "I don't want to mention the name of the firm, but you see what that certain firm is going through right now," he said. "Do they make it? Do they not make it? I don't know."

Meanwhile on the other side of the political and culinary divide, Bernie Sanders has influenced Ben & Jerry's to create a mint chocolate ice cream flavor in his honor, and a New Jersey restaurant has added a vegan hummus wrap called the Bernie Burger to its menu. Perhaps undecided voters who are confused about the issues should just vote with their stomachs instead.