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Hacker Calls Out Donald Trump From McDonald’s Official Twitter Account

McDonald’s needs to step up on their tech game.

A few months out of seeing one of their drive-thru intercoms getting hacked, the fast food chain’s Twitter account was apparently hacked this morning.

Whoever was able to get into McDonald’s Twitter account used it as a megaphone for their feelings about current President Donald Trump and how they’d like to see former President Barack Obama back in office.

The tweet was deleted within a half an hour, but not before getting over 1,000 retweets and picking up coverage across the Internet, according to NPR.

Trump supporters took to their usual internet outcry upon discovering the tweet, with many predictably calling for a boycott of the fast food giant.

McDonald’s has control of their account back now and announced that their account was hacked and that an investigation is being conducted to determine exactly who was responsible.

Now that McDonald’s has confirmed they didn’t tweet out the message, maybe the #BoycottMcDonalds tweets will stop coming?

I mean, President Trump does love himself a good McDonald’s burger.

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Here’s How Many Avocados It Would Really Take To Build Donald Trump’s Wall

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Donald Trump has had an incredibly busy first week of his presidency, with business ranging from Cabinet confirmations to deadly storms. He’s definitely begun making good on a ton of his campaign promises as well.

One of the most infamous campaign promises that the President began to fulfill this week was the construction of a massive wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. While President Trump has insisted Mexico will pay for it, Mexico has strongly denied that claim time and time again. The President’s latest proposal to ensure that “Mexico” would pay for the wall was to slap a 20% tariff on Mexican imports.

One of Mexico’s most popular imports into the United States is avocados. America imports about 85 percent of the 4 billion avocados it consumes every year, according to the Washington Post. Assuming that all of those come from Mexico, that’s 3.4 billion avocados that come in from Mexico every year. A massive tax increase would raise the cost of those dramatically.

With that in mind, the Washington Post came up with some calculations to see how many avocados it would take to pay for the cost of Donald Trump’s wall. Using $3 as the average price of an avocado and $12-$15 billion as the estimated cost of the wall, they determined that after the 20% import tariff, it would take nearly 20-25 BILLION avocados to pay for the wall — if you were just using avocados.

However, we think the Washington Post is “slightly” off on that mark. The average retail price for an avocado, according to the Hass Avocado Board, is actually $1 each, not $3. That 20% import tariff would only net the US 20 extra cents per avocado to pay for the wall, not the 60 cents that the Post used to estimate their cost. With that in mind, it would actually take up to as many as 75 billion avocados to pay for the wall.

That means that instead of taking up to 7 years to pay back the wall, if we were to pay for the wall using just the extra tax money made from avocados, it would take as many as TWENTY-FIVE YEARS to pay for the cost of it. Thank God that’s actually not how the wall would be paid and that this is all hypothetical.

The import tax would also likely cause the price of avocados to increase as is, meaning that fewer of us could enjoy guac and all of the other awesome dishes that avocado is a part of.

Fortunately, the Trump administration has announced they’ll be looking into other ways to pay for the wall than the 20% tariff, so our precious avocados — and wallets — are safe for now.

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These 4 Potential White House Chefs Might Be Making These Indulgent Dishes for President Trump

This past week, a lot of the discussion surrounding president-elect Donald Trump has focused on who he would be selecting to different positions in his cabinet and throughout the White House.

Of course, one of the positions that has to be filled is that of the White House chef. While no official list has turned up, The Washingtonian compiled a list of potential candidates for the position. This lineup includes current White House Chef Cristeta Comerford, BLT Prime’s David Burke (located in the Trump Hotel International in DC), former Trump personal chef Joe Isidori, and Trump Tower’s Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

President-elect Trump hasn’t been shy about his diet preferences, which include fast food, overcooked steak, and milkshakes. Considering all of these, we took a look at some similar dishes that these potential White House chef candidates have created – and could possibly be served in the White House soon.

 

Cristeta Comerford’s Sweet Potato Pie

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Current White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford has been cooking for Presidents for the last decade, and her sweet potato pie is a constant favorite. This classic American dessert is tweaked with a honey meringue topping and both star anise and creme fraiche in the filling. Sweet potato pie is a comforting, rich dessert that fits in perfectly with Donald Trump’s indulgent food preferences.

 

Joe Isidori’s Pizza Burger

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Since his days as Trump’s personal chef, Joe Isidori has opened his own place – Black Tap – in New York City. Known for straight-up indulgent comfort food and craft beer, this burger is definitely one of the most indulgent to be served there. Topped with mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, and tomato sauce, this is the perfect mashup of both pizza and burger. Considering the Donald’s love for fast food (and his claim that he actually eats the toppings straight off of pizza and leaves the crust) – this could be the perfect sandwich for him to munch on before a press conference.

Chef Isidori is also known for creating ridiculous shakes, and as White House Chef, we could see Donald Trump (who is a huge fan of milkshakes) slurping down some of his massive creations, perhaps alongside this burger.

 

David Burke’s Salt-Aged Porterhouse

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BLT Prime is just a couple of months old, but the steak lineup they have their is extraordinary. David Burke has brought a whole host of dry-aged, salt-aged, and wet-aged steaks to the restaurant, topping them all with rendered beef fat for extra flavor. The porterhouse is one of the most impressive cuts on the menu – aged for 45 days and weighing in at over 2 pounds – plenty for 2 people. This is something that has the flavor line-up and appeal to be present at a White House State Dinner, and is definitely something President-elect Trump would enjoy – though it would be well-done steak, not medium rare like in the photo above.

 

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s 28-Day Aged Ribeye

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Chef Vongerichten has been involved with the Trumps for a long time, even catering Donald and Melania’s wedding back in 2005.  He would bring three Michelin-star levels of indulgence to the White House, which could include this impressive ribeye steak from Nougatine, one of Chef Vongerichten’s restaurants in Trump Tower. Served with crispy potatoes and herbs, this is one of the ultimate “meat-and-potato” dishes out there that Trump would definitely enjoy.

 

All of the four White House Chef candidates would create over-the-top indulgence and deliciousness on a regular basis for the President-elect. It would definitely be a welcome luxury after all of the fast food he prefers to consume on the road. Regardless of who President Trump picks to be his next White House chef, we’re confident that his dietary habits won’t change in the White House.

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How Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Affect Your Food

With the dust mostly settled following one of the most divisive Presidential elections in American history, we have our new president-elect: Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Reactions have already sprung up all across the world over what this means for America. Some of these reactions have considered the potential future for the food industry. We’ve taken a look at articles from the Wall Street Journal, Eater, and others to figure out what president-elect Trump’s plans outline for the future of your food.

 

The Cost of Food Will Likely Increase

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Under Donald Trump, America is likely to see a continual increase in food prices – and not one that just results from inflation.

Trump’s policy to close the Mexican border would definitely increase food cost. Eater reported a study on economic effects of closing the border that would lead to massive drops in production of produce and meat.

Closing the border would also lead to an increase in wages that would see revenues for farmers drop as low as 40 percent, pushing the cost of food up 5 or 6 percent while decreasing the supply of fresh produce in markets.

Donald Trump’s additional plans to reduce SNAP funding, as reported by Food Revolution, would also increase the cost of food for Americans currently on SNAP and render fresh produce basically unaffordable for SNAP users.

Considering that many areas in America already lack access to fresh produce and are trapped in “food deserts,” this could present a major problem for nutritional and health quality in many lower-income areas of the United States.

 

Food May Become Less Safe and More Susceptible to Fraud.

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A tax plan released a couple of months ago by the Trump Campaign included a plan to slash the power of the “FDA Food Police”, as the campaign called it. Guidelines by the FDA on the planting, hygiene, production, and processing of food would be harshly limited.

These guidelines are intended to ensure the safety of food – fresh or processed – being sold to consumers. Without these guidelines, food-borne illness is more likely to develop as the ability to measure food safety would diminish with funding decreases.

Decreasing the FDA’s power would not only make food less safe – it would also make it more susceptible to fraud. With Trump’s policies imposing limits on facility inspections (where only 5-6% of facilities are currently inspected annually), food facilities would find it easier to adulterate foods with cheaper substitutes for lower cost.

 

GMO Labeling Efforts Will Likely Fail 

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Donald Trump has confirmed via Twitter that he supports GMO food and preventing the labeling of GMOs. While efforts like the Non-GMO Project aren’t governmental and consumers will continue to demand non-GMO, government efforts to require GMO labeling would likely backpedal under a Trump presidency.

 

Our Food Supply May Become Less Sustainable

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The sustainability of our food supply, and ability to adequately feed the world healthy and nutritious food in the future, are at risk under President Trump. His policy on climate change is that it is a hoax, and he aims to backpedal efforts to increase environmental protections – and maybe even scrap the EPA altogether.

Apart from this increasing the amount of pesticides that would be used on our foods, this would also mean that our soil quality would be impacted by severe weather conditions resulting from climate change. Droughts in California and Texas have already brought this issue to light, with the cost of beef jumping 34 percent in a four-year span as feed production decreased and cost increased.

These weather systems make more land unusable for food production, meaning that we have less land to feed an increasing population – and a higher price of food as a result.

 

There’s A Likelihood That Children’s School Lunches Become More Unhealthy

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Many of Donald Trump’s top food advisers are advocates of unhealthier food and don’t consider sustainability concerns. These advisers include Texas Ag Commissioners like Sid Miller, who ensured that Texan school children could eat all of the desserts and fried food that they wanted, and Todd Staples, who resigned over the implementation of “Meatless Monday” programs and called limitations on meat consumption “treasonous.” They clearly do not have children’s health in mind – which could lead to further increases on childhood obesity rates in America as healthy lunch programs would likely be slashed.

 

Donald Trump’s stances on food policy spell out a grim outlook on the future of food, with prices rising and sustainability and accessibility falling. One can only hope that the efforts of those fighting for a more sustainable and accessible future of food can prevent this future from taking hold.

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We Quietly Left A Trump Piñata On The Sidewalk, This Is What Happened

This was by far the most polarizing presidential election of our lifetime. Regardless of what side you were passionately rooting for or against like a crazed sports fan, a new president was announced. Expectedly, half the country was going to be pissed, no matter the outcome.

Last night, everyone was jacked up on Mountain Dew, and we thought you’d like to take a break from hours of CNN and FOX News predictions, and watch people freak out over a random candy-filled pinata, creepily placed in the middle of a sidewalk.

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The party store across the street from our office could not sell its Donald Trump-looking pinatas fast enough, and we were able to get our hands on one. We stuffed it with popular Mexican candy, and let the citizens of our country do what they pleased with it yesterday evening.

We attached the adorable Donald to a tree, put a “Candy” sign on him, left a metal tube nearby, and just waited.

If you’re a fan of Napoleon Dynamite, you know how people “do things down in Juarez,” so no harm done, right?

It took a little while, but eventually passersby grabbed the bat and went apeshit on the Trump pinata.

There were a few times we thought the police were going to come by and investigate. Also, we’re next to a federal building and stuff like this usually freaks people out, but whatever. Thug life. People ended up just taking it as good fun. I mean, how can you say no to free Mexican candy inside a pinata?

If you were anti-Trump, this might be a little therapeutic. If you’re pro-Trump, hopefully you’re at least pro-Mexican candy as well.

Check out the Facebook stream below. You can probably skip forward to around the 35:00 minute mark, the 40:00 minute mark where these adorable kids took some shots, the 45:00 minute point where people just grabbed candy and took off, and around the 49:00 minute mark where a grandma finally took him down and let all the candy pour out:

Guess what candy is in this Trump Piñata?

Posted by Foodbeast on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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This Customer Got Punched In The Face, Here’s How YOU Reacted [Feedback Oct. 2]

Welcome to another edition of our weekly Foodbeast “Feedback,” where we feature your Facebook comments, and respond directly to your views on our recipes and stories.

The week was wild, and full of some crazy food news stories, and your comments were just as crazy, per usual.

We saw taco trucks in Las Vegas build a wall around Donald Trump’s hotel, a guy drink cyanide without dying, and even a customer get decked in the face for spotting on a food vendor’s grill.

You guys responded to those stories through Facebook, and now it’s our turn to respond back.

We always appreciate that you read our posts, and take the time to add your own commentary.

Here’s what made the cut this week. Think you can make next week’s list?


 

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STORY:Taco Trucks Form A Delicious Wall Outside Trump’s Hotel in Las Vegas

It is possible, but not probable that they gave Trump’s hotel more business. Unless they fed people so many tacos that they got the Itis, and were forced to spend the night at the hotel, it probably didn’t spike the hotel’s patronage. Plus, the Trump International is so far from the heart of the strip, it’s hardly worth staying there, anyway.


Story: How To Make A Giant Cake-Sized Pop Tart

I did notice that our boy @blake_201 was shirtless. He’s actually shirtless a lot and it makes me feel sexually confused, kind of. If I was that shredded, I’d probably be shirtless all the time, too. Especially in the Foodbeast office.


Story: This Food Blogger Just Created Edible Pizza Shot Glasses

Ah, the microwaved pizza dilemma of burning the shit out of your mouth. Yeah, there’s no doubt in my mind that these pizza shot glasses will do the same, even if you let them cool down. There’s something in the frozen pizza’s chemistry that automatically burns you, regardless of what you do. Probably.


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STORY: Watch This Guy Purposely Drink Cyanide In The Name Of Science

That’s exactly the face I made, when I saw him chug that cyanide water. Thankfully , he was all right, but damn.


Story: This Hot Sauce-Filled Shot Made A Guy Crawl In Agony And Quit This Show

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Sean is not a pussy! A terrible human being, maybe, but not a pussy. Plus this shot looked brutal. I’d love to bet that y’all would cringe after taking that shot.


Story: Justin Bieber’s Used Glass Of Milk Is Currently Selling For $70K On eBay

To this day, I would eat Britney Spears’s anything.


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Story:Watch This Guy Get Punched Out After Spitting On A Vendor’s Food

Yeah, the guy didn’t know what hit him. That’s what he gets for being a dick. He’s lucky he didn’t end up on the floor like Pacquiao.

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Taco Trucks Form A Delicious Wall Outside Trump’s Hotel in Las Vegas

It seems like TV personality Donald Trump has had an affinity for walls since the start of his presidential run, so the The Culinary Union is hooking him up with his very own Taco Truck wall.

With Wednesday being the final presidential debate, in Las Vegas no less, the union has teamed with several political activists to have food trucks lined up outside of Trump’s hotel on the Vegas strip.

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The American Bridge, Latino Victory Project, PLAN Action, iAmerica Action, Center for Community Change Action, For Our Future, and 50 immigrant advocacy activists have joined this protest as a clap back for not only Trump’s plans to build a wall bordering Mexico, but also a jab at Marco Gutierrez, who founded Latinos for Trump, and famously said:

“My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”

You’d think the Trump campaign wouldn’t embrace protest, but apparently they love the idea as Trump campaign senior adviser AJ Delgado told Buzzfeed, ““I never, EVER turn down a chance to eat some good tacos so I say ‘thanks’ for setting up shop right outside!”

As far as protests go, this is definitely the tastiest.

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Donald Trump As A Plate Of Dumplings Is The Funniest Shit You’ll See Today

Somebody somewhere needs to come forward and take credit for this nonsense right now, because it’s hilarious and I want to love you for it.

An unknown genius out there has created a website dedicated to bouncing dumplings with Donald Trump’s face on them, aptly called “Trumplings.” Of course, they come fully equipped with actual Trump quotes that are both completely ridiculous and depressingly real.

Fortunately for all you good people, the buck doesn’t stop there. The God amongst men that created this gloriousness even gave viewers the ability to pepper in a few Sarah Palin heads here and there.

Each head you drop repeats one of her insane Trump endorsements, creating a dish so loud, American, obnoxious and ignorant that you can’t help but love hating it and hate loving it.

Click here to check out the website and waste an ungodly amount of time on these “Trumplings.”

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