The ex-president swept into the Cuban restaurant Versailles after his arraignment this week but left without picking up anyone’s tab.
Donald Trump headed to Miami’s famous Cuban restaurant Versailles after his arraignment at the city’s federal courthouse on Tuesday, June 20th, and is said to have declared to a crowd of admirers “Food for everyone!” after walking inside.
It was a promise, though, that the former US president did not keep, according to the Miami New Times, despite supporters also wishing him a happy birthday, one day early.
Former MMA fighter Jorge Masvidal hailed Trump as “everybody’s favorite president of all time” and a “glad-handing Trump was heard to declare, ‘Food for everyone’”, the paper reported.
The paper went on: “So, New Times wondered, did Trump – who famously fancies his chicken from KFC and his steaks well-done and slathered with ketchup but isn’t exactly known for picking up the check – treat his fan club to a spread of croquetas, pastelitos, and cubanos chased with cafecitos?”
And then it further reported: “It turns out no one got anything. Not even a cafecito to-go.”
Trump’s entourage had arrived at the restaurant, which he stayed at for about 10 minutes, after he had pleaded not guilty to all counts related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
The former president was charged with 37 federal counts, including 31 violations of the Espionage Act.
Trump has previously hit the headlines for his hospitality around food after hosting Clemson University’s football team at the White House in 2019 , during a government shutdown, when the menu was “McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King with some pizza”.