Trump vs. Obama: Who Had a Better Thanksgiving Feast?

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President Barack Obama spent his last Thanksgiving at the White House and revealed to the public his menu. President-elect Donald Trump, who spent his last Thanksgiving before taking office at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, also revealed his menu.

So who had the better Thanksgiving spread? Here is a comparison of the two:

Obama’s Hors d’oeuvres:

  • Mini BLTs
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Chili Dip
  • Mini Crab Cakes
  • Pizza Bites
  • Fresh Veggies and Hummus
  • Pigs in a Blanket

Trump’s “Chilled Seafood Display” Hors d’oeuvres

  • Large Florida Stone Crabs
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Middle Neck Clams
  • Ahi Tuna Martinis

Obama’s main course meats:

  • Thyme Roasted Turkey (Carving Station)
  • Garlic Jus and Cranberry-Orange Relish
  • Honey-Baked Ham
  • Apricot-Mustard Glaze
  • Prime Rib and Creamed Horseradish
  • Shallot Marmalade
  • Fried Chicken Wings

Trump’s main course meats: 

  • Oven Roasted Turkey
  • Herb Marinated Beef Tenderloin
  • Chef Carved Leg of Lamb
  • Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass
  • Red Wine Braised Short Ribs
  • Grilled Diver Scallops

Obama’s sides: 

  • Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Roasted Peppers
  • Oyster Stuffing
  • Braised Winter Greens (Collards, Kale, and Turnip Greens)
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Sweet Potato Gratin
  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Fresh Greens and Kale Caesar Salad
  • Dinner Rolls

Trump’s sides:

  • Traditional Stuffing
  • Sweet Mashed Potatoes, House Made Gravy
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Whipped Potatoes
  • Warm Popovers, Horseradish Cream
  • Currried Vegetables, Coconut Shellfish Broth
  • Herb Roasted Potatoes, Natural Braising Jus
  • Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille
  • Grilled Pita and Tzatziki Sauce
  • Mr. Trump’s Wedge Salad
  • Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad

Obama’s soups:

Trump’s soups: 

  • Maine Lobster Bisque
  • Local Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Obama’s Desserts: 

  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Cherry Pie

Trump’s desserts:

  • Three Layer Trump Chocolate Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Toasted Coconut Cake
  • Chocolate Eclairs
  • Pecan Pie
  • Warm Chocolate Brownie Pockets
  • Creamy Key Lime Pie
  • Hot Apple Crisp