Twitter Becomes Outraged Over Trump’s Starburst Preferences

(Updated)

Rep. Kevin McCarthy shaking hands with President Donald Trump / Getty Images

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Twitter expressed outrage on Monday after the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump only eats two different flavors of Starbursts, the box-shaped, fruit-flavored chewy candies.

In an interview with the Post, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) mentioned how, when the two were having dessert in October, Trump picked out and only ate the red and pink Starbursts.

"We're there, having a little dessert, and he offers me some," McCarthy said. "Just the red and the pink. A bit later, a couple of his aides saw me with those colors and told me, ‘Those are the president’s favorites.'"

The Twitterverse, including mainstream media journalists, was quick to respond with a flurry of thoughts on Trump's candy preferences.

Some Twitter users quickly turned the conversation from candy to politics, castigating Trump for his Starburst preferences.

Others argued that the Post was wasting its time by writing an article that focuses so much on Trump's favorite candy flavors.

https://twitter.com/reallyo1/status/952988057367711744

https://twitter.com/RebekahWorsham/status/952992218381471744

UPDATE: 4:26 P.M.: This article previously had tweets that suggested the writers were calling for Trump to eat Starburst-flavored Tide pods. They were removed.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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