Speed Reads

the 2020 diet

Cory Booker meditates. Kamala Harris does SoulCycle. Beto O'Rourke eats dirt.

Democrats in the 2020 race aren't just rejecting President Trump's policies. They have a big problem with his diet, too.

Instead of consistently munching McDonald's like the president, vegan Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) could only opt for a deep-fried PB&J sandwich when surrounded by unhealthy options at the Iowa State Fair. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke, meanwhile, isn't afraid of sharing that he once ate dirt — a break from his already absurdly healthy lifestyle, The Washington Post reports.

While they may not share O'Rourke's gritty diet, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are a pretty healthy bunch. Booker considers vegetables to be his comfort food. O'Rourke once made his staff do push-ups in an airport. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) loves SoulCycle and refused to boycott it after its owner held a Trump fundraiser. And former Vice President Joe Biden makes a show of his masculinity whenever he can, often using it as a threat against Trump.

The few candidates who dropped out over the past few weeks aren't lacking fitness chops either. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has publicly shared how she lost weight after having kids, and posted a video of herself working out earlier in the cycle. Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.) likes hot yoga, and Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) — who is somehow still in the race — does too, the Post notes.

In a very Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) move, he mentioned in 2016 that he chops wood for exercise. But a recent video of Sanders recoiling from a rogue speed bag makes it questionable just how much that paid off.

Read more about the healthiest bunch to ever run for president at The Washington Post.