Two wrongs don't make a right, and yet a photo of presidential hopeful Donald Trump eating a meal from McDonald's to celebrate his Republican delegate count makes perfect sense. The image, posted to his Instagram account, @realdonaldtrump, last night, shows him seated at a table inside his private jet. In front of him is a bottle of Diet Coke, a McDonald's Big Mac, — untouched and still in its box — four Heinz ketchup packets atop a paper plate, and several paper napkins. In his right hand is a box of McDonald's French fries; his left hand appears to be reaching into the box. Of note: He is not actually touching any food with his hands. The expression on his face is a cross between cunning and constipated.
Though the Republican convention is still two months away, Trump is the only remaining campaigning candidate, and he's already cinched the 1237 delegates he needs to win his party's nomination. It's been a long, sad, sorry, and somewhat amusing road. Way back when, he served journalists faux Trump steaks and wine at an odd press conference/banquet/public display of self-affection. Then there was the time he claimed Budweiser changed its name to 'America' because of him. Just a few weeks ago Trump posted a photo of himself eating a taco salad with a plastic fork, on Cinco de Mayo, in a twisted effort to appease the Latino vote.
Is this a cheap ploy to win favor with Americans who either depend upon McDonald's for their livelihood, eat at the chain on a regular basis, or invest in the longstanding company — or is a Big Mac truly the pinnacle of fine dining for the Donald, who has steadily proven he has terrible taste in food?