…and Trump’s supporters would forgive him. There is one thing about the man, however, that even his supporters find unforgivable.
Donald Trump set off a firestorm last month when he was observed putting ketchup on a $54 dry-aged steak, cooked well done. Food critics howled (“insert a moment of silence for the cow, the condiment and what most chefs would call a forced marriage”), partisans pounced (“like a damn child”), and defenders rallied to his side (“the only people who have a problem with ketchup on steak (or anything) are hipster morons trying to act cultured.”).
In what is easily the most important survey finding of the early days of the Trump administration, the left-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that Americans are generally united in their disdain for ketchup on steak. Over half (56 percent) say they disapprove of the practice. Only 27 percent are okay with it. And another 17 percent don’t seem to care either way.
Frankly, I don’t care how people eat their steak. If it were me, I wouldn’t spend $54 for a piece of meat that I was going to are prepare in a manner that makes it culinarily indistinguishable from a $2 piece of meat. That said, it isn’t my place to tell him how to spend his money.