Since entering the Presidential race, Donald Trump has made some interesting promises. Between building a wall on the border, polarizing trade deals, and funding a new Veronica Mars film, Trump may have bit off a bit more than he can chew. But this time, he’s gone too far.
Just this Wednesday, in a television appearance, Trump announced that, upon being elected President, he would make the McRib a year-round menu item available at McDonald’s.
“I promise you and everyone in this country that it is my duty to allow every man and woman to have a McRib when they want. Not just when they’re told they can have it. War isn’t seasonal. Elections aren’t seasonal. Why should the McRib be?”
After the announcement, there was a quick moment of silence, as the reporter was clearly in awe. The cameraman had tried to dump out of the footage, but the damage had already been done.
I can’t say I’ve been on board with many of Trump’s promises. But this is the straw that broke the camel’s back. Serving the McRib year-round goes against everything that makes this country what it is. It’s a symbol of delayed gratitude and well-earned reward. Placing it next to the Filet O Fish or the Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese cheapens it. You take this symbol of our country’s workmanship and turn it into just a sandwich.
Letting the McRib immigrate to the McDonald’s main menu? That’s not making America great again.
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