Donald Trump is never one to back down from a challenge… unless it has anything to do with becoming a vegan, according to a new book from former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
In the book titled: “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” Grisham recalls how Trump refused to go vegan for a month when challenged by a young boy because the former president bizarrely feared losing “even one brain cell.”
In late 2019, Vegan Evan, a 9 year old activist, challenged Trump to accept the challenge. “Make America Healthy Again,” Insider reported.
“On another occasion around the new year (in 2020), a young boy started publicly challenging Trump to go vegan in TV ads and on highway billboards,”According to an excerpt published Friday by, Grisham wrote Politico.
“If the president agreed, the boy said, the charity he represented would donate $1 million to veterans. I was communications director at the time and I playfully asked the president if he would ever consider doing that, since the challenge would raise a lot of money for a good cause. I knew he loved his steaks and cheeseburgers, but one month didn’t seem that long.”
Trump turned down the offer and refused to answer in a timely manner. “swift, and his tone was suddenly very serious,”Grisham retold.
“No, no. It messes with your body chemistry, your brain,”Trump spoke out, sharing his negative thoughts about veganism “And if I lose even one brain cell, we’re f*cked.”
It is not clear how we would do it. “f*cked,” but if America’s leader at the time was this fragile, that’s a pretty worrying prospect.
Despite, Trump’s strange claim that veganism somehow damages the brain, “There’s little evidence to suggest that a vegetarian or vegan diet impairs brain function or increases the risk of cognitive decline,”According to the Scientific American.
The publication actually states that “lifelong vegetarians and vegans actually have a lower risk of dementia than meat-eaters.”
Trump may think veganism is bad for your body, but Vegan Evan disagrees and believes the practice is good for you. “a gift.”
He stated: “I think that veganism is a gift and it’s great to give that gift to people so they can be healthier and feel better, not hurt animals, and not destroy the planet.”
It’s no secret that Trump enjoys fast food, and reportedly drinks roughly 12 cans of Diet Coke every day, according to TheNew York Times. He summoned even staff “via a button for lunch or one of the dozen Diet Cokes he consumes each day.”
“On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke,” According to Corey Lewandowski, David Bossie and other former top campaign aides.