News magnet, presidential candidate and awesome narcissist Donald Trump has had his fill. No more creamy cookie stuffing for Trump, unless it’s stuffing his pockets or the ballot boxes. The candidate, who is trying to turn blue suits, white shirts, red ties and xenophobia into a sturdy version of patriotism is now giving up Oreo cookies. “I’m never eating Oreos again,” Trump claims, allowing that if he can find Oreos made in America, he’d chomp the famous cookie formula once more.
The reason? Because the international conglomerate (Mondelez International Inc.) that owns Oreo is building a new plant in Mexico. That’ll move much of the Oreo-making operation from Chicago to south of the border, though some Oreos will still come out of the Windy City. If Trump really wants to, he could probably order some Chicago-only Oreos for Air Force One, if it came to that. Strangely, you think Trump would be happy with the move. All those newly employed Mexicans will presumably stay put, rather than cross the border to work in Chicago.