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Ice cream for Clinton, milk for Trump: What to snack on during the U.S. presidential debate

We reached out to Metro readers on social media and an expert, Toronto Star food critic Amy Pataki, to ask what food and drink pairings might help the sure-to-be bitter debate go down a little easier.

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Need something to cleanse your political palate as you watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spar on TV in the third and final U.S. presidential debate? We reached out to Metro readers on social media and an expert, Toronto Star food critic Amy Pataki, to ask what food and drink pairings might help the sure-to-be bitter debate go down a little easier.  

You support Hillary Clinton

Food

Ice cream is the perfect Clinton-themed snack, Pataki said, “because she stays cool.”

Drink

If you’re with her, you should sip red wine, said reader Ruby P. It’s “classy and of a certain age. The word that comes to mind is ‘mature,’” she said.

You support Donald Trump

Food

Pataki suggested Trump supporters nosh on Cheetos. “That orange powder stains your skin,” she said.

Drink

Trumpsters should wash down their salty snacks with milk, said reader Vidya K. American dairy farmers say all the deportations the Donald wants to do could affect their business, which relies on immigrant workers. And Trump once called a lawyer who had to take a break for breastfeeding “disgusting.”