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Avoid these diet mistakes that 2020 presidential candidates make

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Amy Klobuchar has eaten salad with a comb, while Elizabeth Warren is a big fan of Dunkin Donuts.

Politicians’ eating habits may have little to do with their policy platforms, but when candidates hit the campaign trail, people can’t help but notice their diet quirks — and mistakes.

“Um Kiki, do we use our fingers or forks for the chicken?” New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently asked during an awkward fork-versus-finger moment at Kiki’s chicken and waffles in South Carolina, prompting a social media explosion.

Across the political spectrum, running for president often means subsisting on a terrible diet of diner breakfasts, lunch on the go, and state-fair cheese curds. Long hours on the campaign trail also mean that candidates often finish their days famished, irritable, and parched.

In 2016, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was so chronically dehydrated that someone “in her orbit” anonymously told Politico they were at a loss for how to get her to hydrate, even with stores of Gatorade and bottled water on hand.

“She won’t drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water,” the person said.

Here are just a few of the most recent diet mistakes the crew of 2020 hopefuls — including President Donald Trump — have made so far. Don’t try these at home.

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