Precedent Donald Trump upheld a forgotten promise from the campaign trail by issuing an executive order forbidding the manufacture and distribution of Hawaiian pizza for public consumption.
Trump said he was emboldened to make the move by a recent Facebook comment by Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson that he would ban pineapple on pizza if he had the legal power.
“I think Iceland’s president is weak to let existing law prevent him from doing what he wants,” tweeted Trump. “And I don’t approve of his use Facebook over Twitter, but I can agree that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza.”
Despite rarely talking about it on the campaign trail, Trump’s loathing for pizza is well documented.
His book “Art of the Deal” famously had to be rewritten by the publisher due to the book’s constant condemnation of the pizza.
The commercials he did for Pizza Hut in the 90’s were done with the only payment being that the company would cease offering Hawaiian as an option.
More recently, Trump’s meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ended abruptly when someone informed Trump by twitter that Canada is where Hawaiian pizza was first made.
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