Opinion| Mark Sidney| If there is one thing that President Trump is great at, it’s making his enemies incensed.
Whether it is Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Jim Acosta, Jeff Zucker, or, in this case, Michelle Obama, Trump knows their pressure points and how to twist the knife juuuuuust right.
During her time as first ‘lady’ Michelle Obama decided that she was going to take on ‘childhood obesity.’
According to the ObamaWhiteHouse.Gov archives:
‘In 2010, she launched Let’s Move!, bringing together community leaders, educators, medical professionals, parents, and others in a nationwide effort to address the challenge of childhood obesity. Let’s Move! has an ambitious goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. Whether it’s providing healthier food in our schools, helping kids be more physically active, or urging companies to market healthier foods to our children, Let’s Move! is focused on giving parents the support they need to make healthier choices for their kids.’
Well, it turns out the reforms she lead the implementation of in schools were not too popular with the kids who were force to consume them. Kids from around the nation began posting pictures of the disgusting lunches on social media.
Business Insider published a piece at the time entitled ‘Students Are Tweeting Awful Photos Of School Lunches To Blame Michelle Obama For New ‘Healthier’ Meals.’
BI explained: ‘Students across the country have taken to social media to express their displeasure with the portions and nutritional value of school lunches provided by Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative.
Two of the major initiatives in “Let’s Move!” are an increased emphasis on the “right portions” and including healthier meal options, like whole grains and low-fat milk. The program launched in 2012, and hopes to impact the more than 32 million children participating in the National School Lunch Program, according to its website.
However, many students apparently think the new portions are too small, and that the “healthier” food options are no better than what they were eating before. While students have been tweeting about their bad lunches — and blaming the First Lady — since at least last year, we first saw this trend in The Daily Mail.”
After viewing the images, it became easy to see why the kids were not so happy with Michelle’s ‘reforms’:
2.25 for a corndog and a milk for lunch. Thanks Michelle Obama. pic.twitter.com/mv2fds3gxm
— Ethan Smith (@SmithEthanJ) April 7, 2014
— Tyler Hardy (@thardy7497) October 28, 2013
— Zack (@ZackTakacs) February 10, 2014
— Kelsey Settles (@KBowennn) April 24, 2013
Well, since Trump is busy cleaning up all of the Obamas’ other messes, why not fix this cluster**** too? What better day to announce the end of this horribly received program, than on Michelle’s birthday?
The Hill reported: ‘The Trump administration on Friday announced plans to roll back school lunch standards on vegetables and fruits originally promoted by Michelle Obama, unveiling the proposal on the former first lady’s birthday.
The new standards will allow schools more flexibility “because they know their children best,” the Agriculture Department said in a press release.
“Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much food waste and that more common-sense flexibility is needed to provide students nutritious and appetizing meals. We listened and now we’re getting to work,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement.’
The Gateway Pundit explained that this was not the first time the Trump administration had sought to roll back the seemingly hated changes that the previous First Lady had helped enact.
‘The Trump Admin previously chipped away at Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” hated lunch program after grossed out children trashed the inedible food.
Michelle Obama’s school lunch program was a national disgrace. Kids hated it. Parents hated it. The disgusting food choices were posted to Twitter.
While Michelle Obama forced American children to eat slop while her daughters were served gourmet food on a daily basis at an exclusive private school in Washington, DC.
The new standards will allow schools more flexibility “because they know their children best,” the Agriculture Department said in a press release.’
Happy Birthday, Michelle, here’s to you!