Is the president obligated to eat healthy?
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Is the president obligated to eat healthy?

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According to the New York Times, President Trump drinks 12 Diet Cokes per day and his McDonald's order consists of "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted." Many wonder if, as president, Trump is obligated to take better care of himself. But others feel Trump's food choices aren't anyone's business, and this is just another excuse to attack the president. What do you think? 🍔 🍟

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Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson claimed President was in "excellent health" at 6'3" and 239 lbs and with no signs of cognitive decline.

In short, it finds that Trump, at 239 pounds, is overweight but otherwise healthy, with normal blood pressure. He also passed a cognitive test that looks for signs of dementia. Jackson told the White House press corps Tuesday that “there’s absolutely nothing I am withholding from this [report].”

Trump's unsettling eating habits have long been a topic of discussion. A new book by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and aid David Bossie claim Donald Trump's regular McDonald's order was a 2,400-calorie meal consisting of "two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted,” doubling the American Heart Association's recommended sodium intake.

A dinner of that size would offer caloric energy for a full day. The 3,400 milligrams of sodium more than doubles the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 1,500 milligrams per day. The meal provides almost no fiber—and also offers more white bread than anyone would do well to eat in a week. This is all ominous for the president’s cardiovascular system.

Trump Force One was reportedly full of junk food like "Vienna Fingers, potato chips, pretzels, and many packages of Oreos." Even Ivanka Trump has urged her father to take better care of himself.

Ivanka Trump said in a 2015 interview with Barbara Walters, “I wish he would eat healthier and maybe slow down. Sometimes I tell him, like, ‘Oh, you have to, you know, slow down.’ But it’s the only speed he knows ...”

But Trump doesn't seem to care what critics have to say about his eating habits.

And many think it's ludicrous that the media cares about how many Diet Cokes he drinks or what his fast food order is.

Others argue as President of the United States, Trump's physical and mental health are absolutely our business. Trump's excessive consumption of Diet Coke, fast food, and cable news are detrimental to his health and could have serious consequences.

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