Running an election campaign is not for the faint of heart. There’s endless talking, endless traveling, endless photo shoots, and endless food. It seems like every other day there’s a picture of either Clinton or Trump posing at a local restaurant, trying to show voters that they’re a local like everybody else. Despite persistent nonsense that she’s a cold, mean robot, Hillary loves food – and who can blame her? If you’re looking for the secret foods that give her the energy to keep campaigning, read on.
One of Hillary’s go-to wineries, Fox Run Vineyards, pops up in a list of her favorite places in New York State. Located in the stunning Finger Lakes district, they boast what Clinton calls “some of New York’s best Riesling”, and a “beautiful view of Seneca Lake”.
It’s unknown how often Clinton gets the chance to visit the winery, given her busy schedule. But after a hectic day of electioneering, we could forgive her for pouring herself a glass of grape juice and curling up in the fetal position. The stress of presidency has seemed to rapidly age Obama – maybe she’s trying to avoid going down that same road. In any case, Fox Run Vineyards seems to be a go-to place for many people, including celebrities and politicians.
According to multiple sources, Clinton is just a fiend for ice cream. When speaking about the Northern Lights Creamery in upstate New York, she simply says: “if you can't decide between the homemade gelato or ice cream, there's just one answer: get both”. It seems like this attitude doesn’t just stop at one ice cream shop - if she can’t decide, she has it all.
Here’s a taste of a regular day on the campaign trail: Whitey’s Ice Cream shop in Iowa for a Drumstick, then Dairy Queen in Nashua for a raspberry malt, then another Dairy Queen near Grinnell for Snickers Blizzard. We assume there was some actual campaigning in there somewhere. And a brain freeze or two. And a few hundred calories.
Hillary revealed just a few months ago on a radio show that she carries hot sauce around with her everywhere. In her handbag. In our minds, this fact should automatically win her the presidency. We’re actually calling for a constitutional amendment where anyone caught with hot sauce in their handbag gets the full two terms, no questions asked.
Clinton’s love of peppers is well documented, and all that spicy stuff is no doubt what gives her the fire to take down Donald Trump every day. It may also be possible that she’s saving the sauce to douse Trump on live television. Now that would be a sick burn.
Walter Scheib, who cooked for the Clintons during their White House stay, dropped a devastating truth bomb: Hillary likes to snack on Boca Burgers. Oh Hilary, you had us liking you for a while there, but soy burgers? Really? We know that Bill’s a vegetarian, but we thought you were made of stronger stuff.
We’d like to keep the dream alive. We want to love you, Hillary, despite an apparent fondness for processed vegetarian garbage. So let’s just pretend you had them around to use as paperweights. Or door stops. Or to patch up a bald tire.
It would take a special and terrible kind of monster that didn’t like pizza. Luckily for us, Hillary’s not a monster. She loves her pie just as much as the rest of us. In a year of campaigning, her team ordered from Domino’s an insane 85 times. I guess you could say they were greasing the campaign wheels.
It’s not just the mass produced pizzas, either. Two of Hillary’s favorite New York restaurants, Defazio’s and Roberta’s, make a damn delicious crust, and being a presidential figure definitely helps with those table wait times. Though it might not just be the pizza drawing Hillary to Roberta’s: there’s also the slim chance that one of the waitresses might be buck naked. Just Google it if you don’t believe us.
We’ve had it drummed into us since we were little kids: an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While it doesn’t seem to work quite the same way on Donald Trump, the occasional healthy snack does seem to be keeping Hilary’s campaign on the right track between all that pizza and ice cream. In her own words, “fresh apples are one of the few healthy snacks I can't get enough of”.
Her favorites are from New York, the second biggest producer in the country. Not only does she keep bowls of them at home and in the office, in the past she’s even persuaded JetBlue airlines to put them on their flights a month out of every year. If only our kids were as dedicated to being healthy.
Another campaign staple for Clinton is a big old sandwich. And when you’re expected to be all over the country, what better to-go food than one actually invented by a politician? Amongst her campaign staff, Jimmy John’s seems to be the favored brand, with over $5000 worth of subs consumed to date.
Clinton herself usually looks to the more gourmet options, and is not afraid to get her hands dirty in the search for a killer sandwich. At Giannelli Sausage in North Syracuse, she recommends using a bib to tuck into their hot sausage, pepper, and onion offering. Oh Hilary, you’re making our mouths water.
Fighting scandal spot fires over long and sleepless nights requires caffeine, and lots of it. And not just for those duking it out in the election. We’re going to make a completely unsubstantiated claim and say that coffee consumption, per capita, triples during the campaign season. If you want to find someone working harder than a politician right now, just walk into your closest Starbucks.
Of course, coffee can also be a way to catch up with friends and unwind. Hillary chooses her local deli and café for that, Lang’s Little Store in her upscale Chappaqua neighborhood. “The only thing better than the coffee and sandwiches [there’s those sandwiches again!] is getting to catch up with all the friends who drift in and out all day long”, she says of her and Bill’s local haunt.
When Donald Trump famously compared Hillary Clinton to bad popcorn, it probably cut Clinton more than he realized. You see, she’s been a big fan of popcorn (although let’s face it, who isn’t) since the early days. Describing a Saturday night at the movies while she was studying at Wellesley, her friend – and later labor secretary for Bill – described how she smashed a box of popcorn “with a lot of butter”.
See, Trump? Now that’s good popcorn. Hillary recently reaffirmed her love with a campaign trail stopover at Popcorn Heaven in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Their specialty: an incredible-sounding white cheddar cheese and caramel. It’s lucky those photojournalists were there to keep Hillary restrained, or we may have seen some truly disturbing scenes of popcorn guzzling.
With all this junk food, you’d think that the campaign would suffer while Hillary quietly slipped into a food coma. But for all the extra energy, her and her team’s donut consumption might be harming her presidency tilt in another weird way. They’ve hit up Dunkin’ Donuts over 50 times since the campaign started, for a total of almost $4,000 worth of delicious, delicious, pleasure rings.
There’s only one tiny problem (or hole, I guess) with that: Dunkin’ Donuts’ Political Action Committee (PAC) has donated over ten times that amount to the Republicans. We’re aware of stomachs turning on their owners, but this is the first case we’ve heard where their stomach votes for an entirely different political party.
In the war for the hearts and minds of Americans, no battleground is more heated than the one in New York city. Both presidential hopefuls (and Bernie Sanders, too) have claims to being True, Real, Original New Yorkers (TM) and both Clinton and Trump are trying to out-New-York each other at every turn. But here’s the real test: which one of them will actually eat a NY street dog?
Certainly not Trump, who is a known germaphobe and would probably balk at eating something which looks like it visited the same solarium as him. On the other hand, Hillary’s actually been seen eating hot dogs, and is probably more desperate than Trump to retain her hold on the traditionally Democratic state. Our guess is that she’s been spending her time on the trail practicing holding one down.
There no comfort food quite like the old-fashioned meat-o-rama of a big barbeque. And when your husband’s a recently converted vegan, there’s only so much can you handle before the temptation to literally pig out becomes overwhelming. Don’t worry Hillary, we’ve been down that road.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is apparently her favored meat-fountain in New York. It’s true that no matter how hard she barbeques, she’ll never win Texas. But not every piece of food has to be politically motivated. Sometimes it’s enough to just be flippin’ tasty.
Away from all the political spin and the photo opportunities, where does HC turn for a quick snack? The answer is something that Donald Trump would never have considered: Mexico. Just a few months ago, Clinton was spotted at Chipotle in Ohio ordering a taco bowl with all the other regular folks. She went incognito – so incognito that the manager at first failed to recognize her – and polished off a chicken bowl with guacamole.
We’re not going to analyze all of her bowl choices (we’ll leave that to a more serious publication), but we will say, with authority, that guacamole is God’s own condiment and a sign of an incredibly refined palate. Don’t be ashamed of your taco love, Hillary. We’re all with you on that one.
Chicken and Waffles
Clinton’s fondness for Southern cuisine doesn’t stop at Tex-Mex and Barbeque – she goes for chicken and waffles, too. One visit on the campaign trail might just be an anomaly, but Hillary just keeps on “conveniently” scheduling meetings at a chicken and waffles joint wherever she can find one. Sure Hillary, you’re there to “discuss” “policy”, and definitely not chow down on the best food combination ever discovered.
Though to be fair to Hillary, there is another plus point to eating at chicken and waffle houses. After spending all day, every day making tough campaign decisions, here’s the one place where you don’t have to think at all. The decision of what to order is more or less made up for you the moment you walk in the door. I think we can allow her a few easy wins.
Donald Trump, For Breakfast
We’ll readily admit that it hasn’t been the smoothest of campaigns for Hillary. And with reports that she’s slipped a few points in the polling, some would think that she’s facing an uphill battle. When you’re facing off against a certified buffoon like Trump, though, you barely need to come up with a winning strategy. Just let him defeat himself.
Let’s look at some of the classic Trump witticisms that he’s come up with. "If Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her”. "Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes every day". "It's freezing and snowing in New York - we need global warming!". “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters”. Alright, Trump, we’re suddenly not that hungry anymore.
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It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller.
She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
Supatra Sasuphan: World's Hairiest Girl
Her nicknames may include "wolf girl" and "monkey face". But 11-year-old Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan today insisted that she was after being officially recognised as the world's hairiest girl. Although the schoolgirl from Bangkok has faced merciless teasing at school, Supatra says being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become extremely popular. "I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in," she said. "All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me."
Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome - caused by a faulty chromosome - to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, sufferers were branded "werewolves." She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth. But while most sufferers have been shunned, Supatra has gradually been embraced by her community, and became a popular and outgoing child.
Jasmine Tridevil: Woman With 3 Breasts
There's really no other way to put this so we're just going to dive in: Meet Jasmine Tridevil. She has three breasts. Tridevil (no that's not her real name, but that's what she wants to go by) is a 21-year-old licensed massage therapist and die-hard Criss Angel fan from Florida who decided to undergo a shocking and controversial $20,000 surgery to add a third breast to her chest.
Tridevil also stated that she's hoping to bank a reality show from this, and has already put the wheels in motion to make something happen. "I was making really good money [being a licensed massage therapist] but now I'm trying to star in a reality show instead. I don't like that job," she shared, and later added, "My whole dream is to get this show on MTV. I hired a camera crew individually, so I'm the producer of this show right now."
Lyudmila Titchenkova: World's Longest Neck
Lyudmila Titchenkova is a 16-year-old living in the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine. After she turned 10, Lyudmila's parents noticed that their daughter's body began developing at an accelerated growth rate. She was taller and had longer arms than other children her age, but of particular concern was the length of her neck and abnormal curvature of her spine.
As it got to the point where Lyudmila began feeling embarrassed to go out because of her appearance, her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can affect many parts of the body, most often the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and eyes. In Lyudmila's case, the disorder affected the connective tissue in her spine, causing it to curve at an angle of 30 degrees. This seems to be a rather uncommon symptom of the disorder, which usually affect people's arms, legs and fingers. After undergoing corrective surgery and extensive rehabilitation to straighten her spine, Lyudmila can now live normally and says she wants to study for her future without letting herself be affected by her disorder.
Abigail and Brittany Hensel: Girl With Two Heads
Abigail Loraine "Abby" Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are dicephalic parapagus twins, meaning that they are conjoined twins, each of whom has a separate head, but whose bodies are joined. They are highly symmetric for conjoined twins, giving the appearance of having just a single body without marked variation from normal proportion. In fact, several vital organs are doubled up; each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal cord.
In conversation, the twins are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. Their preferences in food, clothing color, etc., differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality. They will usually have separate meals, but sometimes will share a single meal for the sake of convenience (e.g. each taking a bite of the same hamburger). Abby is better at mathematics, and Brittany is better at writing. For tasks such as responding to email, they type and respond as one, anticipating each other's feelings with little verbal communication between them.
Natasha Veruschka: Sword Swallower
Natasha Veruschka has the world record for most swords swallowed simultaneously by a female. She swallowed 13 swords, each at least 38.1 cm (15 in) long, at the 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering and Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3 September 2004. Natasha was born in India of white russian and british heritage. She has lived, studied, and performed her art around the world and also speaks several different languages.
Natasha now lives in New York City. She is an amazing performer who uses many different types of swords in her act or as she likes to say "Swords On The Menu." The swords on the menu are - "The Red devil" 29 inches long, "The Big Sword" 27 1/2 inches long, "The Bradshaw Sword" 25 inches long, "The Sai Weapons" two 24 inch long eight-sided weapons of steel. Natasha trained with a "Sai Master" in order to use them in her act. Also on the menu is the unbelieveable "Sword Sandwich" where she swallows 13-22 inch long swords simultaneously.