He could shoot a tourist on 5th Avenue…

…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.”).

Well, actually…

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.


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15 Responses to He could shoot a tourist on 5th Avenue…

  1. Bman says:

    Any type of sauce on steak is a crime. I can’t believe I voted for this guy. This is unforgivable.

    • Joe says:

      This is one the news story that I actually agree with and would suggest an actual crime has been committed. Everyone has their personal preferences….I can forgive a guy who wants to be pissed on by a prostitute, cheat on his taxes, but I will never get over this one. Not only does he cook a steak till its black but then to smother in sauces like ketchup is over the top. I hear the Russians oligarchs like their steak black.

  2. Uke says:

    Impeachable offense, IMO.

    In all seriousness, one can believe (as I do) that this is a serious and distasteful culinary breach while not believing that this is an important issue that has bearing on Trump’s policies or his presidency.

    Well done with ketchup? Fucking disgusting.

    • Joe says:

      I agree with you!

      I have never understand the need to cover steak in A1 or Ketchup. If you are going to do that why not eat covered cardboard and save the 54 dollars.

  3. Jim22 says:

    Donald Trump is a boor in many ways. He reminds me of some people I have known who worked at blue-collar jobs. I, also, did blue- collar work. His tastes and mine do not coincide but it is just those things that set him apart from more traditional business and political leaders that charmed enough American voters to get him elected. Rather than be a phony and try to be something he is not he has stuck to his gilt furniture, his long ties, his model wife, his plain talk, and his ketchup.

    I followed the link attached to this post and found it led me to the
    Washington Pos. It is that rag that is saying he is losing support from his throng because he puts ketchup on his steak. I find that to be hateful reporting and probably inaccurate. No, I don’t care if he eats his steak any way. I think they made up the part about him losing supporters because of it.

    Trump is kind of an Archie Bunker of American politics. He’s opinionated, sometimes wrong, but those who like him would also call their worthless son-in-law ‘Meathead’. But he clearly loves his family and his country. That is refreshing.

  4. Bman says:

    Anyone who pays 38 million in taxes can eat whatever they want and I wont bat any eye. In fact, I wont even mention it.

  5. notamobster says:

    It’s just wrong…A crime against nature.

    A good cut of meat shouldn’t need anything but a fork and a dash of salt & pepper.

    … and for the love of everything holy, it should never be any darker than bright pink/red inside.

  6. miforest says:

    sacrilege , my only brother eats steak well done with ketchup. I have disowned him . I will now support the upcoming impeachment fully.

  7. C. L. says:

    Maxine Waters must be in heaven now that Trump has finally, clearly, and without doubt committed a high crime that cannot be undone.

  8. Slaphappypap says:

    This absolutely a high crime and felony in my part of the country.


  9. Greg says:

    Thank Goodness it wasn’t RUSSIAN DRESSING!

  10. nessa says:

    his may have been the best scene from “The Cowboy Way.”

    There was a bar and restaurant near Schofield Barracks that served a “Blue” steak. I never encountered steak in Hawaii that hadn’t been frozen and to tell the truth I was afraid to ask the price of such a thing. But “The Pub at Keemoo Farms” served it blue. That was lightly charred on the outside and there would still be a few crunchy ice bits in the center. The only thing better would have been letting the cows wander through the bar while the diners cut off chunks as they wandered by. I once got a fork stuck in the back of my hand, seriously stuck, when I pulled my hand away the fork pulled out of my best friends hand and quivered in the back of mine. But I did tell him “look at that” and try to steal a chunk of meat so I deserved it. I got better. The poor President probably just needs to be introduced to how meat was intended to be eaten. He’s lived in a big city all his life and just doesn’t know any better.

  11. sortawitte says:

    “That shit don’t fly around here.” Funny, funny stuff.