January 16, 2019

ROGER KIMBALL: Trump’s burger fête was a masterpiece: The president not only ate a bunch of burgers, he just ate the Left’s lunch, again.

The president joked that he had thought about having the First and Second Ladies prepare salad, but he knew that the Clemson athletes did not use Gillette products (in about a month no man who is not an interior decorator will) and that they would prefer burgers to tofu and spouts. Note that he was admirably ecumenical in his choice of victuals. Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Burger King; ‘If it’s American’, Trump said, ‘I like it.’ Looking over the the beefcakes for whom he ordered the beef, the President observed that ‘We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have a little fun.’

Fun? Fun? Did the President of the United States talk about having fun? I don’t know which offended the guardians of public virtue more, Donald Trump’s invocation of an activity they haven’t indulged in since grade school or his jest that Melania and Mrs Pence might have prepared salads for the athletes. THAT’S NOT FUNNY! One of CNN’s resident harridans called the remark ‘appalling’ and went on to wonder whether the President would not be satisfied until he had alienated every Republican woman voter in the country.

Well, CNN.

Related: I think Trump should totally go along with this: Breaking: Pelosi asks Trump to postpone SOTU until gov’t reopens. Except instead of postponing it, he should just do a televised address from the White House and brag about all the money that saves, while cutting the Dems out of the TV coverage.

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