Gorka: Americans like Trump because he eats ‘Big Macs on Air Force One’

Greg Nash

Sebastian Gorka, former aide to President Trump, said Saturday that working-class Americans identify with the real estate mogul because he acts the way they would act if they were in his position. 

“These salt of the earth Americans look at that man and say, ‘Yeah he’s a billionaire; yeah, he’s the most famous man in the world. But you know what, if I had a billion dollars I’d be just like him. I’d be eating Big Macs on Air Force One just like he does,’ ” Gorka said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. 

Trump’s appetite for McDonald’s and its signature burger has been well documented.


A book published last year by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, another aide, recalled how fast food served as a staple of the candidate’s diet on the campaign trail. 

“On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke,” according to the book, “Let Trump Be Trump.” 

Even after taking office, Trump would reportedly send Keith Schiller, a longtime aide, to McDonald’s when he wasn’t satisfied with the burgers prepared by the White House chefs.

Gorka’s speech offered a glowing assessment of Trump’s political rise, casting his campaign and first year in the White House as the last hope for Americans to “get back our Republic.”

He said that Trump has the next seven years to right the ship, suggesting that the president will win a second term in office. After that, Gorka said, the U.S. will have “eight years of President Pence,” advocating for a potential run by Vice President Pence.

“We’re going to have — you heard it yesterday — seven years of Trump, OK, seven more years,” Gorka said. “And then eight years of President Pence, because we need a minimum of 16 years to get back our Republic.”

Gorka resigned from the White House last August.

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