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Lewandowski: Trump ‘Ate McDonald’s Six Days A Week’

“We ate McDonald’s six days a week,” said Corey Lewandowski of his and then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s shared diet across the previous presidential campaign season. Fast food was the best option across an exceedingly busy presidential campaign, he said.

Lewandowski reflected on his time working with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in remarks to the City Club of Cleveland last Thursday.

I could count on one hand the number of times [Donald Trump and I] sat down and had a meal [while we were campaigning together]. We always said we had the best plane, and the worst food, because what we did, and this was the job of the deputy campaign manager — he had to get the timing exactly right to stop at the McDonald’s to get the to Filet-o-Fish and the two Big Macs, and if he had a really good day, what we called “a malted” which is a called “a shake” in the real world, but in New York it’s called “a malted” — to have that at the plane at the exact same time that we’d get back to the plane so that [Donald Trump] could eat as we’re flying to the last event.

That was our life. We ate McDonald’s six days a week. If we were very, very lucky, which was rare, we might get Chick-Fil-A. If we were really really lucky, [Donald Trump] would say, “You know what, guys? Maybe we’ll do Burger King today.” That was it. Kentucky Fried Chicken was also a staple on the airplane, because he didn’t want to sit down and take the time and waste his time doing something when he could be doing the next thing, because that’s what he does. Time was too valuable for us.

Watch Lewandowski’s campaign diet comments below.

Trump highlighted campaign-related fast food consumption on Instagram in May of 2016.

Celebrating 1237! #Trump2016

A post shared by President Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on May 26, 2016 at 2:29pm PDT

Donald Trump “outworked” Hillary Clinton, said Lewandowski:

To understand the campaign, you have to understand Donald Trump. … He is the single hardest working individual I have ever had the privilege of being next to. He point-blank outworked Hillary Clinton.

Political and news media observers will recall that Hillary Clinton informally delegated much of her campaigning to allied news media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, and MSNBC. She was far less active than Trump in terms of campaign events and news media interviews.

Mainstream media, said Lewandowski, resented Trump’s bypassing of their filters via social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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