Bill Clinton Talks Plant-Based Lifestyle
September 20, 2011 — 17:00 PM
"Close...I'm very careful, because strict vegans not only don't eat any meat or fish or dairy products, but they don't ever eat any processed breads and they're very careful what kind of oil goes into their food. So I, you know, I can't quite make that. My daughter, who was a vegetarian most of her life, beats up on me to eat more fish so I maybe have fish a little bit, once or twice a month, but I sort of lost the taste for all of it."
When asked about his guilty pleasures, Clinton replied:
"You know, last year at Thanksgiving — 'cause my daughter always brings all of her friends who, like, can't go home for Thanksgiving or come from other countries where they don't celebrate it — so Chelsea will [bring] 18 or 20 people home and tell Hillary and me what we have to do to help her cook dinner. So I had, literally, I had one bite of turkey and one bite of ham. A bite. And I didn't want it. And about once a year I have one bite of steak, and I don't want it anymore."
What does he miss the most? Bill said:
"I do miss omelets....And I get a protein hunger so I, you know, I do eat fish from time to time, a little fish. I'll eat uh, you know, a couple bites of fish or a little tuna fish if I get hungry."