The Real Reason Donald Trump Didn't Eat In The Morning, According To Andre Rush - Exclusive

It's been well documented that Donald Trump is very specific about what he likes to consume. He's not particularly fond of sushi, vegetables, or alcohol (via CheatSheet). The real estate mogul has also made it clear that he's not a huge advocate of enjoying a meal in the morning.

In an exclusive interview with Mashed, former White House chef Andre Rush revealed that the businessman wasn't regularly noshing on pancakes or cereal in the early hours of the day. "Some people are not morning eaters," Rush said. "He's a worker. He's up all night. It wasn't a lot of morning breakfast. Actually, all of them, it was very different in comparison. Food wasn't a high priority, when I say that, I mean on the administration side of it — on that administration side of it for his term." However, just because Trump didn't like having his cornflakes at dawn, doesn't mean there weren't a ton of other items he liked to enjoy later in the day.

Donald Trump's former chef at the White House discloses his favorite meal

"The Apprentice" star's former cook, Andre Rush, told us that Trump likes pretty much everything overcooked. But there was one dish Donald Trump definitely preferred over the rest. "I would have to say burgers would be the number one if I had to put [it] into perspective, as he'd call it the American food," Rush said. Which isn't surprising, considering the entrepreneur has admitted many times that he's a huge fan of U.S. fast food. Some of his go-to restaurant chains include KFC, McDonald's, and Burger King.

Trump's so passionate about fast food, in fact, that he famously served it to Clemson University's football team when they came to the White House to celebrate their win over Alabama in 2019 (via The Guardian). The banquet spread included 300 Big Macs and Whoppers, which the 45th president said was "patriotic." When asked where he stands on the debate of McDonald's versus Wendy's, he was decisive in his response. "If it's American, I like it," Trump explained. "It's all American stuff. No matter what we did, there's nothing you can have that's better than that, right?"

Be sure to pick up Andre Rush's new memoir "Call Me Chef, Dammit!: A Veteran's Journey from the Rural South to the White House," or book him for a motivational speaking engagement.