Sicilians Welcome American President With ‘The Trump Cup’

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An Italian gelateria is celebrating President Donald Trump’s visit to Sicily with a special gelato dessert that it calls “The Trump Cup.”

The tribute to Trump consists of three scoops of red, white and blue gelato to represent the American flag, according to the Telegraph newspaper. The gelato is topped off with a “wisp of spun sugar,” to represent the President’s iconic hair style.

“The sugar will be bright orange or yellow,” Beata Kornafel of the Fanaberia gelateria in Taormina told the Telegraph. “We’re using local almonds for the white gelato and wild strawberries from the slopes of Mt Etna for the red. It’s a very Sicilian creation.”

Gelato is Italian ice cream, usually consisting of milk, cream and sugar. It is flavored with fruit and nut purees.

The president and first lady arrived in Sicily Thursday evening for the G7 Summit. The 43rd Summit is the first for Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanual Macron and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were also in attendance for the meeting. The world leaders reportedly enjoyed gelato together, but it was unclear if they were served The Trump Cup.

Trump’s visit to Italy is the last leg of his first trip abroad. The president visited Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican City and Belgium before his appearance in Sicily for the G7.

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