We didn't ask for it, but here it is anyway: Another entry in the ever-expanding food diary of our dear President Trump.
Ronan Farrow’s latest doozy of an investigation, published on Friday morning in The New Yorker, details the lengths to which Trump allegedly sought to cover up an extramarital affair he reportedly carried on with a former Playboy model Karen McDougal for nine months between 2006 and 2007.
It was a consensual extramarital affair, conducted fewer than two years after he was married to Melania Trump and just months after the birth of the couple’s son, Barron.
Trump concealed the details of the alleged affair through various financial payoffs and “complex legal agreements”; the report claims that the publisher of the National Enquirer, American Media, Inc. (owned and operated by President Trump’s "personal friend" David Pecker), paid $150,000 to McDougal for exclusive rights to her story.
The magazine never ran her story. She did, however, document the alleged affair within an eight-page, handwritten note reviewed thoroughly by The New Yorker, which contained this tasty (no pun intended) tidbit:
"Trump, she said, always stayed in the same bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel and ordered the same meal—steak and mashed potatoes—and never drank,” the article states.
Fascinating. Baby, there's always a food angle!
McDougal declined to provide further comment on the record about the relationship to The New Yorker, merely telling the publication that she "regretted" signing her rights away to American Media, Inc. A White House spokesperson denied that Trump had an affair with McDougal, dismissing reports of the affair to The New Yorker as "fake news."
Safe bet that the steak was likely well-done. Can’t speak for the mashed potatoes.