President Donald Trump’s taste for McDonald’s goes deeper than a liking for cheap meat, he prefers it because he notoriously fears being poisoned, according to an explosive new book about Trump’s first year in office.
In the book, ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,’ author Michael Wolff writes one of the reasons the president prefers fast food is that no one knows he is coming to the establishment, and the food is, presumably, safely premade.
In his first days at the White House, a paranoid president gave a very specific order that the housekeeping staff touch nothing in his room, ‘especially not his toothbrush.’
He also told the cleaning crew that he would alert them as to when he wanted his sheets cleaned and opts to strip his bed himself, according to the claims in the book. Wolff also says that Trump added a lock to his bedroom door, and, for the first time since the days of Kennedy White House, he maintains his own sleeping quarters apart from wife Melania.
In the early days of his presidency, if Trump was not dining with former chief strategist Steve Bannon at 6:30pm, he would retreat to his room, where he would eat cheeseburgers in bed while watching three televisions.
He would call people and vent about how he was portrayed in the media. Some of the information in just those calls were then often turned around to the media.
Some of the pieces of information in the early excerpts printed by the New York Magazine are unsourced, however more pieces of information were revealed throughout Wednesday, ahead of the book’s release January 9. New York Magazine reports that Wolff was able to gather the informaiton for the book in over 200 interviews, with some of the info provided on the record and some off.
The information was culled over 18 months, after Wolff had taken up what he calls ‘something like a semi-permanent seat on a couch in the West Wing,’ and as more of a ‘constant interloper than an invited guest.’ Wolff writes that Trump was often the source of the embarrassing information that was later printed about him, complaining day and night to people he could not trust in the first place.
‘He was a river of grievances, which recipients of his calls promptly spread to the ever-attentive media,’ Wolff’s excerpt says.