Donald Trump once said during a 1990 trip to Japan that he would not eat “f***ing raw fish” and opted for a McDonald’s hamburger. It appears that he’s sticking to that belief in his latest visit to Japan.
Although Japan has been praised for their great cuisine with many Michelin-starred restaurants, President Trump will not eat anything but an all-American diet, according to The Independent.
Afterwards, he tries to meet the Emperor of Japan, whose spokesman tells him he might agree to a visit in 12 months. pic.twitter.com/RxQAEYBd3t
— Isaac Stone Fish (@isaacstonefish) November 2, 2017
During a casual lunch with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese dishes were found at his table. Instead, Trump opted for a hamburger sourced from American beef from Japanese restaurant chain Munch’s Burger Shack — with a well done patty of course.
— 安倍晋三 (@AbeShinzo) November 5, 2017
“I welcome President Donald J Trump most wholeheartedly on his visit to Japan! We’re getting down to business right away over hamburgers for our working lunch,” the Japanese prime minister’s office wrote on Facebook.
they brought in a burger — or really, the owner chef — from munch’s burger shack in minato. cook well done.
trump’s verdict — very good. pic.twitter.com/5oxai6a1oY
— Jason Packman (@XinJeisan) November 6, 2017
Imagine going all the way to Japan and eating a hamburger at a country club pic.twitter.com/thYetsb5K0
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 5, 2017
Inordinately angry that Trump ate a burger in Japan and not ramen 🍜 or another delicious noodle 🍲 dish. What a waste. pic.twitter.com/zTvLepkce8
— Marjie Cunningham (@missmarjiec) November 6, 2017
Trump is in Japan. Japan has has some of the most delicious and varied cuisine. What does he eat? A hamburger. 😐
— cadavril (@cadavril) November 5, 2017
When Obama ate with Abe, he had sushi.
When Trump ate with Abe, he had a hamburger.
Very telling of their approaches to diplomacy. https://t.co/LwTo1nndAA
— James Riney (@james_riney) November 5, 2017
However, to be fair, Munch’s Burger shack actually serves very good burgers and is popular in Japan.
Munch’s is legit the best burger place in Tokyo & probably the whole world. Finally I can admit Trump has good taste in *something* https://t.co/eoKN6mca31
— Nicole Radziwill (@nicoleradziwill) November 6, 2017