It should come as no surprise that Mitt Romney suffered a mental block when he tried to say the word "doughnut" at an Iowa diner Friday. We've been seeing the warning signs of Romney's problems with food for months. When Romney dares to eat a slice of pizza, he pulls off the cheese. He "relished" KFC, but he pulls off the skin. You know another term for the cheese on pizza and the skin on fried chicken? The "good parts." It's time to admit it: The Republican presidential nominee has food issues.
Do we need to have a talk with Romney about body image? Watch him fight his inner demons as he pretends to want a doughnut with chocolate icing on top.
He doesn't even eat the pastry in front of the Iowans, as BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins reports. Instead, he asks that one of the "chocolate goodies finds a way to our ride." Where he'll probably throw it into the trash, like a troubled teenage girl.
In April, Romney refused to eat a voter's cookies, saying they looked like they came from the "local 7-Eleven." With a bit of a grimace, Romney said, "I'm not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them." If they're not homemade, they probably have transfats, right Mitt Romney?