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The Donald Doesn't Need Any Stinking Food Safety Rules

There's a history behind Trump's plan to kill food safety rules, and it all relates to his bottom line.
The Donald Doesn't Need Any Stinking Food Safety Rules

Today, Trump rolled out another variation of his tax plan. It doesn't have anything really new: more tax cuts for the wealthy, pennies for the middle class. However, accompanying the plan was a fact sheet listing out the government cuts he'll make in order to fund his tax breaks.

Though Trump's people pulled the fact sheet not long after publishing, The Hill was able to get a screenshot, and Salon was able to get a glimpse of it. Evidently, we're entering a whole new, exciting world when it comes to our food.

And according to an accompanying fact sheet released by the Trump campaign, the businessman turned White House aspirant plans to dramatically scale back government regulations, including food safety and environmental measures, in order to save almost $1 trillion over the next decade.

Considering the man's love of fast food, what can he possibly have against food safety? After all, one of the most famous cases associated with food poisoning was the infamous Jack in the Box E.coli outbreak resulting in over 700 people sickened, 171 hospitalizations, and four deaths.

But Trump and food inspections tickled my memory. A quick Google search later, and I found the connection.

In 2012, The DJT steakhouse at Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas was forced to shut down because of 51 food safety violations.

These are conclusions we’re drawing based on a recent health inspection of DJT that actually shut down the restaurant after they failed it with 51 violations. They were housing a walk-in full of outdated, expired, unlabeled, mishandled and improperly stored food. Along with the old caviar and expired yogurt, inspectors also found two week-old veal stock and tomato sauce, expired peanut dressing and black bean chili, and duck that dated back to June. It’s like a college foodie frat boy’s kitchen back there. We’ll spare you the deets on all the improperly stored fish because we don’t want to ruin halibut and tuna for you, too.

Next up: we don't really need those pesky building inspectors.

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