A deli in New England is expressing its First Amendment rights by way of a specialty menu item named after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The Burlington Free Press reported that the Kountry Kart Deli in Burlington, Vt., is now selling "The Donald." Coincidentally, that establishment is located right next to the Flynn Center where Trump spoke on Thursday.
Boston.com explained that the sandwich was full of bologna jammed in between two slices of white bread. The sandwich also features what deli owner Mike Williams calls "B.S." – or, in standard parlance, bacon slices.
He's selling the specialty item for $20.16 but said that nobody's taken him up on his offer yet. Along with "B.S." and bologna, "The Donald" is dressed with deli mustard. A flier posted in the restaurant featured a picture of Trump and explained, "Don't worry Donald there will be no spicy mustard here – we built a wall around it.”
The idea of Trump being linked with bologna – a homonym, and sometimes synonym, with American slang English's "baloney" meaning foolishness or nonsense – isn't new.
Just as Trump's candidacy for president began to gain serious momentum in August 2015, the American City Diner in Washington, D.C., offered the "Trump Sandwich."
It, too, was full of bologna.