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What's in Trump's 2,400-Calorie McDonald's Order?

You won't believe which burger he doubles up on.
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It's no secret that Donald Trump shares America's unconditional love for fast food. Although many joints' plethora of menu options make it easy to grab a quick (and potentially nutritionally-sound) meal every so often, Trump's go-to dinner isn't one of the healthier options. In fact, the new book Let Trump Be Trump, written by two insiders, reveals just how bad our president's fast food dinner can be at times.

So what does the Donald prefer to nosh on for his p.m. meal? Come evening time, President Trump has been known to place an order from McDonald's for two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, two Big Macs, and a chocolate malt—and it's exactly as unhealthy as it sounds. We break down the scary nutritionals below.

Big Mac

McDonalds Bigmac
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540 calories, 28 g fat (10 g saturated fat, 1 g trans fat), 950 mg sodium, 46 g carbs (3 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 25 g protein

With an absurd amount of sodium and fat—including artery-clogging trans fats—the Big Mac is definitely a meal no one should double up on.


Mcdonalds filet o fish
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410 calories, 20 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 660 mg sodium, 39 g carbs (2 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 18 g protein

While the Filet-O-Fish is one of Mickey D's better-for-you options, chomping down on two of these sandwiches isn't a smart idea, considering the high fat and sodium count.

Chocolate Shake

Mcdonalds chocolate shake
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Per small: 530 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0.5 g trans fat), 260 mg sodium, 68 g carbs (1 g fiber, 74 g sugar), 12 g protein

We'll give the Donald the benefit of the doubt and assume he orders a small. Even then, the McCafé Chocolate Shake packs over 500 calories, a whopping 74 grams of sugar (that's 24 more grams than the FDA recommends you consume of added sugar per day), and half a gram of trans fat.

All in all, Trump's double order of both sandwiches plus the milkshake cost him 2,430 calories, 111 grams of fat (39 g saturated fat, 3 g trans fat), 3,480 mg sodium, 238 g carbs (11 g fiber, 102 g sugar), and 98 g protein. To put these numbers into perspective, that's more calories and 1,180 more milligrams of sodium than the FDA recommends the average person should eat in an entire day! Not to mention, the amount of sugar in this meal contains double the sweet stuff of the FDA's per diem recommendation of 50 grams. To slim down his heart-taxing order, Trump should check out What 8 Diet Experts Eat at McDonald's—or better yet, make use of the White House kitchen and sit down to a home-cooked meal.

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