McCarthy gave Trump a jar of his favorite Starburst flavors as a gift: report

McCarthy gave Trump a jar of his favorite Starburst flavors as a gift: report
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcCarthy to offer bill withholding funds from states that don't protect statues McCarthy calls on Pelosi to condemn 'mob violence' after toppling of St. Junipero Serra statue The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus MORE (R) had an aide pick out the pink and red Starbursts to give to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE as a gift after noticing that Trump only ate those flavors, The Washington Post reported Monday.

McCarthy and Trump were on Air Force One in October when McCarthy noticed that Trump was only eating the cherry and strawberry Starburst pieces.

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“We’re there, having a little dessert, and he offers me some,” McCarthy told The Post. “Just the red and the pink. A bit later, a couple of his aides saw me with those colors and told me, ‘Those are the president’s favorites.’ ”

A few days later, McCarthy bought some Starbursts and instructed an aide to sort through them and put only the pink and red ones in a jar.

The No. 2 Republican in the House then had the jar — featuring his name on the side — delivered to a smiling Trump, a White House official told The Post.

Trump’s Starbursts preferences are the latest revelation of his less-than-healthy food choices. The president’s love of fast food, particularly McDonald’s, has been well-documented.

And a new book on the Trump campaign by former staffers also outlined Trump’s dietary preferences.

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

Trump said during a taping of the "Dr. Oz" show in 2016 that he enjoys fast food because "at least you know what they are putting in it."