Trump And Pence Lunch On Cheeseburgers To A Soundtrack Of Cable News

Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have revamped the traditional top two lunch to suit Trump’s preferences. This means more cheeseburgers, and more cable news, than other presidential pairs have indulged in in the past.

According to an Atlantic report, Presidents and Vice Presidents in administrations of yore preferred to eat together without any staffers, to help build a relationship and allow for candor. Trump instead has issued a mass invite to top aides and keeps cable news on in the background, interrupting the meals of chicken and cheeseburgers to yell about coverage he doesn’t like.

Pence has won Trump’s approval by rarely disagreeing with him and being sure to compliment him at every opportunity. Trump reportedly considers Pence “probably the best choice I made — and I made a few bad ones.”

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Managing Editor:
Senior News Editor:
Assistant Editor:
Editor at Large:
Investigations Desk:
Senior Political Correspondent:
Senior Editor:
Reporter:
Newswriters:
Front Page Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: