Thanks to a diligent effort on behalf of an aide to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, we now know Donald Trump’s favorite flavor of Starburst candy.
It’s a pain to have to pick through a packet of Starburst to get to your favorite flavors, but Kevin McCarthy thought well ahead when he gifted a jar of the chewy, fruity candy to the president. He had an aide painstakingly pick through to retrieve only red and pink versions of the treat.
What do you think Kevin McCarthy’s Starburst sorting staffer’s parents think he does?
— Colin Diersing (@cdiersing) January 15, 2018
According to a report in The Washington Post, Kevin and President Trump were on Air Force One in October when an eagle-eyed Kevin noticed the president was only chomping down on the cherry and strawberry pieces of the candy.
The thing I don't get about the Kevin McCarthy @Starburst story, if true, is that Starburst already makes an all pink and red bag. It's like, why work hard when you can work smart? pic.twitter.com/LZpEN7oxhk
— James Naughton (@JamesNaughton15) January 15, 2018
According to The Washington Post, McCarthy purchased a bag of Starburst a few days later, instructed his aide to pick out the president’s favorite flavors and popped them in a glass jar with a White House official telling the Post they were delivered to a “smiling” Trump.