Michael Bloomberg on Donut Day: 'Mmm …'

Turns out there’s a soft spot in Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to trim the fat in New York City.

Earlier this week, the health-conscious mayor of New York detailed his plan to ban the sales of over-sized sweetened drinks in his city. “New York City is not about wringing your hands,” he said. “It’s about doing something.”

Today though, like most people on a weight-loss campaign, the mayor plans to cheat a little.

Some would argue that he has good excuse: It’s National Donut Day in the U.S. — the 75th annual, in fact. To celebrate, Entenmann’s Bakery will be in Madison Square Park with giant donuts and a proclamation letter from the mayor.

During a presser with reporters, the mayor’s team was asked about donuts, soda pop and conflicts of interest.

“We will do what we need in our official capacity to protect the health of New Yorkers,” Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs said as she went on to explain the allowances in that campaign.

“The celebratory events, the naming days in honor of individuals or items, or frivolities that are fun and [bring] exceptional joy are quite distinct from a public health agenda,” she added.

To sum up, we think: Eat, drink and be wary.


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