RantCrush Top 5: April 14, 2017

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Is this Why Trump Likes His Steak Well Done?

Apparently, restaurant inspectors found 13 health violations in the kitchen of Donald Trump’s private Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago–just days before he hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe there. The violations included: fish meant to be served raw that hadn’t been tested for parasites, food stored in broken coolers, meat stored at room temperature, and tap water that wasn’t hot enough to sanitize workers’ hands.

Three food-related violations were deemed “high priority,” meaning that they could cause bacteria-related illnesses for the guests at the club, which currently charges $200,000 a year for membership. Reportedly, the club’s kitchen has passed previous inspections, and Trump often kept an eye on the club’s day-to-day operations. When he became president, the number of health violations jumped. Maybe he should hire someone to inspect the kitchen for him.

Anneliese Mahoney
Anneliese Mahoney is Managing Editor at Law Street and a Connecticut transplant to Washington D.C. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a passion for law, politics, and social issues. Contact Anneliese at amahoney@LawStreetMedia.com.

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