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 McCarthyOn The Money: Midterms to shake up House finance panel | Chamber chief says US not in trade war | Mulvaney moving CFPB unit out of DC | Conservatives frustrated over big spending bills Midterms to shake up top posts on House finance panel The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh confirmation in sudden turmoil MORE (R) had an aide pick out the pink and red Starbursts to give to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser 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."