Former President Donald Trump drew laughter during a campaign stop at an Iowa Dairy Queen by appearing completely taken aback by the chain’s signature dessert, the ‘Blizzard.’
‘Everyone wants a blizzard. What the hell is a blizzard? Trump asked about the smoothie shake that has been a feature on the menu since it was introduced in 1985.
“We’ll do the Blizzard thing,” the longtime fast food lover added, drawing laughter from dozens of fans in the restaurant.
Trump visited the Dairy Queen after a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Friday. The favorite of the Republican Party was received by his supporters and invited them to have ice cream.
Blizzards are a thick ice cream shake that is mixed with candy or candy of the customer’s choice. McDonald’s, Trump’s favorite chain, has a similar snack called McFlurry.
Former US President Donald Trump hands out Blizzards and shakes during a stop at a DQ restaurant after speaking at a Farmers for Trump campaign event at the MidAmerica Center on Friday in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The main Republican candidate for the presidency visited a Dairy Queen, where he was received by his supporters and invited to enjoy a delicious ice cream.
‘Take care of people, okay? You’ll take care of them for me and we’ll do the Blizzard thing, okay? he told the employees at the counter.
Trump and his Secret Service detail were greeted by supporters cheering ‘USA, USA.’
Trump then distributed the gift to the excited MAGA audience as they cheered for him and chanted, ‘We love you!’
At one point, Trump turned to one of the cameramen and asked if the ‘ABC fake news’ wanted a blizzard.
Trump made the pit stop after speaking at a Farmers for Trump campaign event at MidAmerica Center. The event was Trump’s largest in Iowa since a visit to Davenport in March.
Trump is currently leading President Joe Biden in key battleground states ahead of the 2024 presidential election, according to a new opinion poll.
The voter poll conducted by Echelon Insights found that 48 percent of swing state voters would back the 77-year-old real estate mogul on the ballot next year. Trump leads by far in the polls for the Republican nomination, while Biden leads the Democratic field.
Despite Trump’s apparent ignorance on ice cream, the former president is no stranger to fast food.
It has a long-standing reputation for eating McDonald’s and Burger King-style meals.
As Trump took orders from the crowd, he seemed confused by the name of the restaurant’s most famous ice cream shake.
Donald Trump eating McDonalds burger and fries
The White House presents McDonald’s chicken nuggets, part of the fast food the US president purchased for a ceremony honoring the 2018 college football playoff national champion Clemson Tigers in 2019
Trump’s typical campaign dinner in 2016 and 2020 consisted of two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches and a chocolate milkshake, which total about 2,430 calories, according to Corey Lewandowski, co-author of Let Trump Be Trump and former president. . Campaign manager.
But Trump’s taste for McDonald’s apparently goes beyond a taste for cheap processed meat.
Trump prefers it because he fears being poisoned, according to a book about his first year in office.
‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,’ wrote author Michael Wolff. One of the reasons the president prefers fast food is that no one knows he’s going to the establishment, and presumably the food is safely pre-made.
In the early days of his presidency, if Trump wasn’t having dinner with former chief strategist Steve Bannon at 6:30 p.m., he retired to his bedroom, where he ate cheeseburgers in bed while watching three televisions.
Trump also caused controversy when he served silver trays of McDonald’s chicken nuggets and hamburgers he purchased for a ceremony honoring the 2018 college football playoff national champion Clemson Tigers in the White House State Dining Room in 2019.
Trump’s love affair with fast food continued even while he was hospitalized with COVID-19 when the then-president ordered McDonald’s delivered to his room at Walter Reed Hospital, according to a book by his former chief of staff.
In The Chief’s Chief, Mark Meadows writes that Trump apparently did not lose his sense of taste, as reported by some COVID patients, when he demanded takeout during his hospital stay in October 2020.
President Joe Biden (at the time former Vice President and candidate for President) on September 2, 2019 at the Iowa Dairy Queen
“They had to eat with face shields on doctor’s orders, which didn’t thrill any of them,” Meadows writes in the book.
Trump has even bizarrely credited eating McDonald’s for his nearly full hair amid a post-debate tweet storm.
‘No wonder I didn’t lose my hair!’ Trump tweeted, sharing a 2018 tweet from former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer who had pointed to an ABC 7 Chicago story that said a chemical in McDonald’s fries could be a cure for baldness.
While Trump was flabbergasted by the ‘Blizzard,’ President Joe Biden, on the other hand, has a reputation as an avid ice cream fan and appears to be quite familiar with the menu item.
He previously posted a video of himself in 2019, also dishing out blizzards and looking strangely at the camera while holding them upside down to show off his trademark girth.
Strangely, the incident also occurred at an Iowa Dairy Queen, however it is unclear if it was the exact location of Trump’s recent visit.
“Stopped in for some Dairy Queen Blizzards with the crew between events in Iowa,” Biden captioned the quirky video.