An anecdote about George H W Bush:
I do not like broccoli, and I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States, and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli!
-- Aboard Air Force One, March 23, 1990
Barbara Bush, his wife and a food totalitarian
, threatened to feed him an entire meal with broccoli as the main ingredient, ending with broccoli ice cream.
Outraged American farmers shipped 10 tons of broccoli for a protest in front of the White House, and then donated the vegetables to area food banks.
There is no proof he ever ate broccoli again.