The candidate called them Trump Steaks; the package label said something else: Cuts of meat were on display at Donald Trump’s news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., on March 8. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)
Long thought to be extinct, like dinosaurs or the passenger pigeon, Trump Steaks are alive and well at some of the real estate mogul’s properties. So indicated the GOP front-runner at a news conference March 8, when Donald Trump pointed a finger at a gorgeous pile of vacuum-sealed meats and declared them “Trump Steaks.”
Journalists quickly discovered that those particular Trump Steaks were impostors. The beautifully marbled cuts actually had been bought from a reputable south Florida meat company for the members-only restaurant at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., where the news conference was held. Reporters could plainly see the Bush Brothers Provisions Co. logo printed on the packages.
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After winning the Mississippi and Michigan primaries earlier in March, GOP front-runner Donald Trump offered his crowd of supporters "Trump Steaks." (Reuters)
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