Republican frontrunner and self-tanning tycoon Donald Trump hosted a news conference last night in Florida, and this one was a catered affair: Held at his very own Trump golf club in Jupiter, Florida, there was Trump-branded wine, steaks, and water galore, reports the Washington Post.
The candidate wasn't trying to win journalists over by feeding them a pricey dinner; rather, he was attempting to defend his business record from Mitt Romney, the fellow Republican who spoke out against Trump in a speech last week. Romney pointed to the Donald's many failed businesses as an indicator he's not fit to run the country, saying, "Whatever happened to Trump Airlines? How about Trump University? And then there’s Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks, and Trump Mortgage?"
Fresh off last week's GOP debate in which he bragged about the size of his penis, Trump spoke to media last night surrounded by butcher blocks stacked high with steaks in an attempt to disprove Romney's attacks. "Trump steaks, where are the steaks? Do we have the steaks? We have Trump steaks," he told media.
Amazing. Staff here at the Trump golf club are setting up displays of Trump steaks, wine, champagne and water pic.twitter.com/it0qfdZfSV— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) March 9, 2016
But in fact, as the Post notes, Trump's steak company has been defunct for several years: Trump Steaks were only sold briefly in 2007 by the Sharper Image (which frankly seems like a strange place to buy meat). Thankfully, the Sharper Image still has the steaks archived on its website, along with this gem of a video in which Trump proclaims them a "five-star gourmet" product:
Of course, real steak aficionados would never trust a meat purveyor who orders his own steaks well-done. The steaks displayed at last night's press conference were in fact the product of a meat company called Bush Brothers, which supplies the Trump golf club. (No relation to poor Jeb.) Regardless of the actual status of his steak business, bragging about his meat again clearly bolstered Trump's self-confidence.
Someone must've besmirched the size of Trump's steaks.— j.r. (@pourquoinon) March 9, 2016