President Trump was in Japan over the weekend, and though he was surrounded by world-class sushi, it seems he stuck fairly close to his usual all-American diet.
On Sunday evening Trump, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, and their wives dined at Ginza Ukai Tei, a teppanyaki chain, where they were served grilled Hokkaido scallops, steak, and chocolate sundaes, Bloomberg reports. It was an auspicious visit for the restaurant, as its parent company’s stock price rose by more than seven percent this morning following news of Trump’s visit.
Trump’s Japan trip also involved golf and lunch at Kasumigaseki Country Club where he ate a burger, which was reportedly brought in from a popular chain called Minato’s Burger Shack. All of Minato’s burgers are made from American beef, Mashable notes.
トランプ大統領の来日を、心より歓迎します！今から、さっそくハンバーガーでビジネスランチです。@realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/9RiaibqNLO— 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) November 5, 2017
Trump’s penchant for well-done steak and fast food has been throughly documented, and stands in sharp contrast to the dining habits of his predecessor: During a 2014 trip to Tokyo, President Obama dined at legendary sushi spot Sukiyabashi Jiro.
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