Fresh off his Monday night debate against Hillary Clinton, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a fundraising stop in Miami on Tuesday. And despite his affinity for giant fast food chains, Trump stopped by a local institution before heading out of town. The White House hopeful visited Versailles Restaurant in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.
In the following video, posted on YouTube by Odalis Sanchez, Trump is seen at the Versailles bakery counter, placing an order with some help from his entourage. He isn’t the only famous political face in the house; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is on hand as well.
A bakery employee at Versailles tells Eater Trump ordered a Cuban coffee, ham croquettes, and guava pastries. Miami News 7 reports he left a generous tip of $83, a bit surprising considering the scrutiny his past charitable exploits (or lack thereof) have been facing.
The employee couldn’t say exactly how much the order cost before tip, but a look at the Versailles menu reveals Cuban coffee ($2.25), an order of croquettes ($5.95), and pastries ($1.10) comes out to $9.30. An $83 tip on a $9.30 tab is 892 percent. Not bad. It’s even better than the 666 percent tip ($20 on a $3 milkshake) Vice President Joe Biden recently left at a South Carolina diner.
Perhaps an even bigger surprise, it appears Trump actually took at least one sip of his coffee.
As Sprudge Wire notes, that’s a major departure from Trump’s typical diet. The ex-Apprentice host has twice declared he’s never touched the beverage: in his 2000 book The America We Deserve and again in a 2015 interview with Esquire magazine. So, has Trump has been lying all these years because he believes, for some reason, abstaining from coffee makes him look better? (He doesn’t pass on caffeine altogether, indicated by an Instagram photo depicting a meal of McDonald’s complemented by a Diet Coke.) Or, perhaps, he is pandering to the Hispanic vote in Florida so hard, he’s kicked a lifetime of anti-coffee principles to the curb.
Considering what we’ve learned about Donald Trump over the course of this presidential campaign, either truth is believable.