9-year-old issues $1M challenge to President Trump: 'Pretty much everyone wants a healthy president'

One bold fourth-grader is putting President Trump's love for fast food hamburgers and steaks on blast.

Evan, 9, whose last name is being kept private, is making headlines for his challenge to President Trump: Go vegan for the month of January and he'll help donate $1 million to American veterans. 

“He’s the president of our country, and pretty much everyone wants a healthy president,” Evan says. “I think that Trump really cares about our veterans [because] they’re the ones who fought and continue to fight for our country."

Through PSAs, billboards, social media postings and a recent letter published by The New York Times, Evan is tackling the issue head-on. 

"I'd like to make you an offer," the suit-wearing fourth-grader bluntly says to Trump in a now-viral video. "We will give $1 million to veterans if you go vegan in January. We want to make America healthy again and eating plant-based foods is a great place to start."

"Our veterans get $1 million and you get great vegan food. Mr. President, do we have a deal?" he asks. 

Meet 9-year-old Vegan Evan
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Meet 9-year-old Vegan Evan
How about this for a winning offer, Mr. President? @veganevan @milliondollarvegan @animalherokids
Yesterday was the 1st Official Atlanta Animal Rights March! Here is @veganevan and his new friend Kennedi, getting ready for the March 👏 More pictures to come!
We got to see Doctor Michael Greger speak tonight... he’s such an awesome human!! We learned so much and he kept us laughing! Make sure to follow Dr Greger 👉👉@nutrition_facts_org
Had such a great time at the @scruffycityveganfest today in Knoxville, Tennessee! This delicious food was from @imaginevegancafe and those drumsticks were amazing — such an amazing Vegan Family!! It’s always great to see our friends @officialgreymusic @nikki4theppl & Baby Keeli 🌱@plantbaseddrippin We got to meet so many incredible people... @jenn_pricee really made our day by stopping at the booth to meet @veganevan and letting him know that he helped her on her journey to veganism a couple years ago! &&& She had a friend with her that she helped to go vegan! This is why we do what we do... to help create more love in this world 💚 More pictures - Facebook.com/VeganEvan
@VeganEvan is at @veganblockpartyfl !! @veganevan & @veganevansmom spoke on a panel about Effective Activism!!
Had such an awesome visit to @littlebearsanctuary in Punta Gorda the other day!! It is so awesome to see Animals that are Happy, Safe, and Free from human exploitation and harm! They could always use supplies and donations & if you’re local, please contact them and schedule a visit 💚🐮🐐🐷 @littlebearsanctuary ——————— • We go to a lot of places where animals are being harmed and murdered, and it’s protected by unjust laws. It’s really sad that animals that have done nothing wrong are not even allowed to just live their lives with their families. I love that we also get to come to the happiest places on Earth where the lucky ones get to end live 💚 Please #GoVegan if you’re not already! Please don’t be part of someone else’s suffering 🙏. #animalsanctuary #rescuedanimals #rescuedanimal #farmedanimals #farmedanimalsanctuary #farmanimalsanctuary #rescuedfarmanimals #happy #loveanimals #animallover #goveg #veganislove #veganforaniamls #vegankids #vegankid #veganevan #veganactivist
Happy #worldplantmilkday 🥳 Here’s a message from @veganevan #ditchdairy #babiesbelongwiththeirmothers #dairyisscary #dairyisrape #dairyiscruel
@veganevan LOVES Wayne 💚 Such a sweet man 😁 #Repost @the_lovekitchen ・・・ Waynie & one of his #vegan idols @veganevan @veganevansmom at #AnimalRightsNationalConference Check him out! . . . . . . . #vegans #plantbased #influencer #plantbased #activists #proudpitbullmom #dogmomlife #dogmom #doglover #veganfamilytravels #spoiledpitbull #teamvegan #loveallanimals #animallover #animalsmatter #animalrights
Our last day in London we decided to get lunch at @unitydiner, @earthlinged’s restaurant. The food was incredible. ALL of the profits go towards @surgeactivism. We got lucky and @earthlinged & @preacherlawson showed up while we were there!!
#Repost @veganstreetfashion ・・・ The always fashionable @veganevan !! Shirt says “she’s a mom, not a egg machine” and hat says “animal defender.” Looking good!! . . . #eggmachine #veganevan #vegankidfashion #veganstreetfashion #fashionactivism #animaldefender #veganforpeace #peaceandlove #veganislove #vegankid #vegansmart #peta #directactioneverywhere #thesavemovement #anonymousforthevoiceless #animalliberationfront #animalliberationconference ##veganhat #veganshirt #welldressedkids #savethechickens #petakids #chickensarefriendsnotfood
My favorite place to sit, Zooless Zactivist‘s shoulders @operation_cow @heartsandmindstour tag team outreach! #cubeoftruth #anonymous #anonymousforthevoiceless #govegan #veganism #vegans #tagteam #team #teamwork
@veganevan is President of @animalherokids 💚 He & some of the @animalherokids Co-Presidents have been working on a special project — a documentary!!! Filming in West Palm Beach today was lots of fun — special thanks to @balanceforlifeflorida & @plumbtalkproductions STAY TUNED
A little ‘Green Rapper @veganevan” freestyle 😎💚😁 #govegan 🎥 captured by @vegandrewzky of @factactivists
@VeganEvan LOVES his @gondolabamboo toothbrushes so much!! These are a great gift!! Order now before it’s too late!!
Please don’t buy leather, silk, wool, down or fur!! Animals suffer immensely for these “products” to make it to the shelves. This is so unnecessary, we have soooo many alternatives that don’t harm others or take their lives!! Please #BeKind & #GoVegan
Ended our trip to Utah with a visit to @chingsanctuary where over 150 rescued friends live their lives happy, safe, and free from exploitation as harm 💚
⚠️ Exciting News... @veggievero and I worked on a book together and it’s being released on November 3rd at the @tampabayvegfest, that’s in less than 2 weeks!!! I’m taking pre-orders now so we know about how many to order. The pre-ordered books will be signed by me and shipped out on November 5th. 😃 Please hurry and let us know if you’d like to get one, we have to put the order in really soon! PM Me for ordering details! Total to ship within the US $14.25 $11 + $3.25 for shipping #VeganEvan
Go Vegan!!! Just like my shirt says, we have SO MANY great reasonS to #GoVegan!! This picture was taken when we went to a cool market a few weeks ago with my friends @jameyharper_mco & @easterbrookej. from the @districtatmills. The market had lots of vegan options!! It’s every Monday night at Audubon Park in Orlando! Check it out under the videos section on my Facebook page... Facebook.com/VeganEvan
My great friend Jason 💚🐷 He lives at @rooterville sanctuary in Melrose, Florida! He a very nice man 😁 Jason is the sole survivor from a backyard slaughter operation. He is happy he gets to live happy, safe, & free from exploitation and harm💚 #friendnotfood #govegan
#Repost @marchofsilence ・・・ We love you @veganevan thank you for the support! 💚 . We appreciate everything Evan does for the animals at such a young age! Check out what Evan and others like him have done at @animalherokids . #silenceNOTviolence . TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!! 🤐 See you at Grand Park at 5pm 💚✊🏾🙏🏻🌱🤐✌🏽 . #vegan #vegansofig #veganism #thesavemovement #veganfortheanimals #veganfortheplanet #veganforanimals #vegansofinlsta #vegansofla #friendsnotfood #animalrights #animalrightsmovement #animalrightsactivism #loveforanimals #loveforhumanity #ethicalvegan #stopviolence #endsuffering #endanimalabuse #endanimalcruelty #endanimaltesting #animalliberation #vegana #govegan #vegano #mosday #marchofsilence #liberationforall

The Florida elementary schooler, who became vegan at the age of 5, is working with the organization Million Dollar Vegan to raise awareness on the health benefits of living a vegan lifestyle. The foundation aims to fight "climate change through diet change" and made the same offer to Pope Francis as they did to Trump earlier this year. 

Experts explain that if Trump were to take on Evan's challenge, he could help initiate conversation and solutions for many of the world's most pressing issues. 

"We need to get the schools healthy and [Trump] could be the president that initiates some legislation or at the least raises issue so others can move forward state by state," says leading cardiologist Joel Kahn. "The lifestyle will prevent 80 percent of the diseases that are costing us so many dollars and filling our hospitals and causing quality of life issues and ending life."

Kahn continues, "The fact [is] that American lifespan has dropped the last three years. And you could be the president, Mr. Trump, that is the health legacy." 

“We really want President Trump to accept our offer,” says Evan. “We want to write that check! But most of all we want to help ‘Make America Healthy Again,’ and that is why we have some awesome resources available for anyone who would like to go vegan for January and see what it could do for them."

"It’s really not that hard and it can do so much good. Everyone should try it!”

Celebrities who are vegan
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Celebrities who are vegan

Pamela Anderson

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Bryan Adams

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Jessica Chastain

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Meredith Vieira

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Ellen DeGeneres

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)

Casey Affleck

(Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Motion Picture & Television Fund)

Andre 3000

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Travis Barker

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Joaquin Phoenix

(Photo credit Tiziana Fabi, AFP/Getty Images)

Alan Cumming

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Carrie Underwood

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Miley Cyrus

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Al Gore

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Jenny McCarthy

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