One day after the presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden, Donald Trump retweeted an old tweet from Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary. It wasn't anything political; instead it was an ABC News article from 2018 that attributed a chemical in McDonald's french fries might be a cure to baldness. Is this the reason Trump eats so much fast food?
McDonald's Fries and Baldness
In 2018 scientists from Yokohama National University discovered that chemical dimethylpolysiloxane, a silicone added to McDonald's fry oil to prevent splashing, also mass produced hair follicles on mice. To be clear, the scientists never mentioned McDonald's french fries in their study. So don't be too quick to order a quarter-pounder with large fries and expect a full head of hair to pop up.
To be clear he was obviously joking, but it does make you wonder how he stumbled upon the tweet from two years prior.
No wonder I didn’t lose my hair! https://t.co/jBFE2OEhS2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2020
"No wonder I didn't lose my hair!" Trump tweeted.
The tweet he retweeted from Ari Fleischer was the opposite, where he stated "It didn't work." Ari Fleischer is bald.
President Trump and His Love of Fast Food
— Students4PaulaJean (@Resisters4PJS) September 28, 2020
It's no surprise that the president loves fast food. Back in 2019 during the government shutdown (where much of the White House kitchen staff was furloughed) President Trump invited Clemson University's football team to the White House to celebrate their win over Alabama in College Football Playoff National Championship in the most American way possible: with Big Macs in the State Dining Room. Other fast food chains included in the National Champion Clemson Tiger meal included Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Burger King.
A few weeks later the champion North Dakota State Bison football team was visiting so Trump ordered Chick-fil-A and McDonald's for the team.
As for his personal eating habits, President Trump likes to enjoy Diet Coke to keep his figure in shape