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.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 15, 2018
— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) January 15, 2018
— Matea Gold (@mateagold) January 15, 2018
Some Twitter users quickly turned the conversation from candy to politics, castigating Trump for his Starburst preferences.
Our taxes are paying for an employee to sort thru Starburst candies to segregate all the pinks & reds for the narcissist in the WH.
— Not a skittle (@Clancy_Dew) January 15, 2018
I’m sure if there were white ones… they would be only Starbursts Trump likes. This is disgusting #ShithoIeGOP kissing by Sen McCarthy to separate Trump’s Starburts for him so he only gets his favorites. #ImpeachTrump
— Time2Act (@jlhatty) January 15, 2018
Using candy and picture-books, House Majority Leader McCarthy is becoming Trump's new best buddy https://t.co/706DhYEN3Z
— Daily Kos (@dailykos) January 15, 2018
The GOP sold whatever souls they had for tax cuts for the wealthy & dismantling the social safety network. Their sycophancy has reduced them to picking out strawberry and cherry flavored Starburst candies for a white supremacist. They have no spine, self-respect, or pride. #Shame
— RozieK (@kenner3616) January 15, 2018
Government waste at work.
Starburst specifically makes a product which only includes these flavors. Kevin McCarthy, his team, and Trump, are all imbeciles for not knowing this.#FaveReds #ShitholePresident https://t.co/kgUQ34eM2w
— Solid Gold Robot (@SolidGoldRobot) January 15, 2018
My favorite part of Kevin McCarthy spending taxpayer money to personally sort His Highness’ Starbursts is that you can specifically buy Flavor-Reds Starburst.
— Sarah W. (@toasterposey) January 15, 2018
So kevin mccarthy is spending hard working #TaxPayer $'s on starburst for the monster. Good to know our tax dollars at work.
— I'mSTILLWithHer (@stefsstuff) January 15, 2018
Others argued that the Post was wasting its time by writing an article that focuses so much on Trump's favorite candy flavors.
It's crazy how much time the MSM spends on Trump's eating habits. I've learned:
He eats McDonald's
He eats KFC
He likes well done steak
He drinks diet Coke
He eats two scoops of ice cream
He ate a cheeseburger in Japan
He loves Pizza(not the Clinton kind)
He loves starburst
— Please Nuke Me North Korea (@PaleFacedDemon) January 15, 2018
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.