As if there weren’t enough reasons to be utterly disgusted by Donald Trump, here’s one more: On Saturday The New York Times reported that our country’s current dictator president consumes a dozen cans of Diet Coke each day. And while we were all well aware that his diet consists largely of McDonalds, Wendy’s and KFC — and has since the primaries — news of this Donald Trump Diet Coke habit could very well contribute to his untimely demise.
The Times reported that Trump actually has a button — yep, a fyugging button — that he uses to summon his staff for one of the dozen cans of phosphoric acid and aspartame he pours down his gullet daily.
Those who don’t know much about nutrition of course think Diet Coke is practically healthy compared to its full-sugar counterpart. Most know, however, that’s not the case at all.
This Donald Trump Diet Coke habit saves the president 1,680 calories daily (that’s what he would consume if they were a dozen “regular” Cokes), but the artificial sweetener aspartame has been linked to various cancers and neurological issues in the past. (In this case, it sounds like the damage could have already set in.)
Phosphoric acid, found in both Cokes and Diet Cokes, also has some super fun effects on the human body, like “the leaching of calcium from bones, and osteoporosis.”
I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2012
The Washington Post has done a bit of digging into what this Donald Trump Diet Coke habit means as well, uncovering that Trump is at increased risk of stroke or dementia (again, possibly already at work), is consuming an unsafe amount of caffeine per day and that all those Diet Cokes are most likely leading to weight gain. Newsweek has pointed out that kidney disease is a possibility, too.
You probably remember that back in December 2015, Trump released a physician’s report using non-doctorly language — non-medical terms like “astonishingly excellent” and “extraordinary.” That same report said Trump would be “the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
Last Thursday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders reported that Trump would be getting a physical exam next year, with the results to be released thereafter. Maybe then we’ll finally have a true sense of what the Donald Trump Diet Coke habit really means for his health, and potentially the future of the country.