- Food « Pizza Summit
On May 29, 2011 celebrity
pseudo-candidate former Gov. Sarah Palin kicked off her "One Nation"
bus. Palin reached New York City on June 1 and Donald Trump took
her out to lunch. They went to Famous Famiglia, a pizza
parlor in Times Square.
Trump addressed the lunch in one of his "From the Desk of Donald Trump" web videos:
"Sarah Palin was on her bus tour all over the East Coast of the
United States and she called me when she was in New Jersey. She
said let's get together for dinner, and I did that. She came to
Trump Tower and then we went to a pizza parlor with our families and
had a really good time.
"And a lot of people are
asking about why am I using plastic forks and knives that the pizza
parlor gave. Well I don't walk around with forks and knives and
frankly, it was very comfortable. Plus this way you can
take the top of the pizza off; you're not just eating the crust.
like not to eat the crust so that we keep the weight down at least as
good as possible.
"But she's a terrific woman. We had a terrific time. I
don't know whether she's running or not. I have a feeling that
she might not be, but I was not able to figure that out. I asked
her very directly. I'm not sure that she knows, but if she did
run, I think she'd really be a factor.
"The one thing I can tell you. She loves the United States,
and she doesn't like what's happening to us right now."
Daily Show with Jon
Stewart" did a 7-plus minute riff on the event. "You know
don't want to say it, but if you're taking an esteemed visitor to get
real New York pizza, Famiglia's ain't it," Stewart said. Stewart
chain's offerings as "good convenience pizza," and went through a list
of real pizza joints. He took Trump
to task, at length, for stacking his slices and for eating his pizza
with a fork.