Donald Trump: The fast-food president

Nov. 3, 2017

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President Donald Trump has a decades-long relationship with fast food.

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Let's turn back the clock. The year is 1988, and Ronald Reagan is about to pass the presidential baton to George H.W. Bush.

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Meanwhile, Trump is working the camera in a Diet Pepsi ad pegged to the highly anticipated boxing match between Mike Tyson and challenger Michael Spinks.

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(This was before Tyson's infamous ear-biting incident.)

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In 1995, Trump co-starred in a Pizza Hut commercial. His on-screen partner was none other than his ex-wife, Ivana.

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In fact, the couple's divorce was a theme in the ad. Trump tells his ex she is "only entitled to half" of the stuffed-crust pizza.

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This was just three years after the pair got a divorce — one that was extensively scrutinized for its prenuptial agreement.

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Divorce and delivery go together like peanut butter and jelly, perhaps.

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Pizza Hut found Trump a successful spokesman, so the brand brought him in again in 2000 — this time without his ex-wife.

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In the 30-second clip, Trump represented all things New York to promote the "Big New Yorker" pizza in Australia.

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These days, however, many New Yorkers reject Trump as one of their own, launching multiple protests and creating an original "New York hates you" chant.

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In 2002, Mickey D's wanted in on the fun. In the clip, Trump asks Grimace for some money advice, pushing the Dollar Menu and promoting his billionaire status.

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In the ensuing years, Trump has remained open about his love for fast food — even when not being paid to do so.

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While on the campaign trail in August 2016, Trump shared a photo of himself eating KFC with a fork and knife — fancy.

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Months earlier, Trump posted a photo of himself picking at some McDonald's fries on his private jet.

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Trump told CNN that he chalks his love of fast food up to a cleanliness factor.

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Seems like there are plenty of interpretations of the term "clean eating."

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