What the Fork? Trump Explains Why He Used Utensils With His Pizza – Sort Of

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Sarah Palin and Donald Trump sat down for pizza at a Famiglia pizza on Broadway at 50th St.

According to the Donald, his “comfort” trumped all when he dug into his New York slice with a plastic fork.

After facing a feeding frenzy of journalists, pundits and comedians critiquing his pizza-eating habits, Donald Trump is sounding off. In a rambling retort, Trump tried to explain how digging in with fork and knife helps to keep his waistline under control.

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Donald kicked off his response by explaining that he doesn’t walk around with forks and knifes. A quite pertinent point, Mr. Trump – we would be more than a little worried about your sanity if you did indeed keep an eating utensil in your back pocket.

A lot of people are asking 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 so you’re not just eating the crust. I like to not eat the crust so we can keep the weight down at least as good as possible.

But Trump notes that it was ultimately all about his comfort. What could be more comforting than holding a big, sloppy New York slice of pizza in your hands? (Though the Famiglia chain he visited is hardly classic New York style.)  We’re sure your waistline thanks you, Mr. Trump.

And what about the burning question: Palin’s 2012 presidential bid? Even the Donald wasn’t able to get those details.

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