Why it sticks in the craw to see billionaire Trump ‘slumming it’ | Barbara Ellen


For him, junk food signifies being down to earth; to others, it is all that they can afford

It comes to something when the perfect way to demonstrate wealth and status is by “slumming it” with junk food.

First up, President Donald Trump. Finding himself without catering staff (oh, you know, the shutdown unpleasantness) for a visit from the Clemson University football team, Trump piled tables with his beloved takeaway burgers (various brands). Or, as he initially tweeted, “hamberders”, stinking and steaming away in polystyrene cartons, presumably, after so many hours, giving off the kind of whiff you’d associate with an unregulated abattoir in a heatwave.

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