Aug 15 2018

“Why Don’t They Eat Meat?”

Atrributions to Marie Antoinette and Marie-Thérèse are disputed but there can be no doubt that The Book of Jin chronicles that Emperor Hui in the late 4th Century (C.E.) when told that there was no rice and his subjects starving, had this sentiment.

Stop being so Eurocentric.

Trump’s ex-campaign manager cites traffic stop in a Rolls-Royce as example of ‘real guy’ experience
by Anne Gearan, Washington Post
August 15, 2018

President Trump may have been criticized as out of touch when he remarked this month that people need to show identification when buying groceries, but Corey Lewandowski said his former boss knows what it’s like to be an average Joe.

His evidence?

Trump was once pulled over by the police while driving his Rolls-Royce from Manhattan to his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J.

This was one of incidents cited by Lewandowski on Tuesday when asked by reporters to provide examples of Trump as a “real guy,” who might, say, buy things in a store or pump his own gas. He also cited Trump picking up the tab for staff at a pricey steakhouse and knowing the cost of items at McDonald’s.

“I shouldn’t tell the story because I’ll get in trouble, but I remember he was driving his Rolls-Royce from New York City one day up to the golf course in Bedminster — this was before Secret Service — and we were on the campaign,” said Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, referring to Secret Service protection, which Trump requested in November 2015 when he was running for president.

“I remember because he was talking to me on the telephone. And guess what happened, right? When you’re in New York and you’re on the telephone and you drive a Rolls-Royce out to New Jersey, you get stopped.”

Because distracted driving is always a good idea.

As part of the discussion of Trump and his knowledge of real-world costs and challenges, Lewandowski also related a story of Trump pulling out his American Express Platinum Card to pay for dinner at a steakhouse in Des Moines and said Trump appeared well aware of the cost of such basics as a McDonald’s meal on the road.

“I think the misperception of Donald Trump is he has no understanding what things cost, and it’s absolutely not the case,” Lewandowski said. “He was so engaged in things. When we would go to a McDonald’s or a fast-food place on the campaign trail he would know what it would cost because he would take out the cash and he would pay for it.”

See! He knows how to use a Credit Card!