In what is likely the most relatable thing that's ever been said about the current president, Donald Trump apparently eats cheeseburgers in bed while calling his friends to complain about his day. A new book about Trump from Michael Wolff details several fun facts about the president, and while bedroom burgers might be the most fun of them, it's certainly not the only interesting thing gained from the tell-all.
In his new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Wolff details everything he learned about the president and his administration during the course of more than 200 interviews. And according to adapted excerpts published in New York magazine, what he found out about Trump went well beyond the ins and outs of his political decision-making. He gained insight into the president's personal habits as well. Wrote Wolff:
If he was not having his 6:30 dinner with Steve Bannon, then, more to his liking, he was in bed by that time with a cheeseburger, watching his three screens and making phone calls — the phone was his true contact point with the world — to a small group of friends, who charted his rising and falling levels of agitation through the evening and then compared notes with one another.
A cheeseburger in bed at 6:30 p.m. while chatting your besties might kind of sound like #lifegoals, but maybe not for the leader of the free world? Here's some other details discovered.
Not A Robe Kinda Guy
The only thing that might make eating a cheeseburger in bed better is doing it while you're wearing your bathrobe, but apparently, Trump wanted to make clear that's just not his thing.
The point is, he said, that that very day, he had saved $700 million a year in jobs that were going to Mexico, but the media was talking about him wandering around the White House in his bathrobe, which “I don’t have, because I’ve never worn a bathrobe. And would never wear one, because I’m not that kind of guy.”
I'm not going to think about what he is wearing then ... are you?
The Reason He Loves McDonald's
Well, we've discovered where that cheeseburger came from, but the reason he loves McDonald's so much seems a bit paranoid. In moving into the White House, Trump quickly laid some ground rules when it comes to his stuff. He told housekeeping not to pick up his clothes — "If my shirt is on the floor, it’s because I want it on the floor." Then, Wolff, says:
Then he imposed a set of new rules: Nobody touch anything, especially not his toothbrush. (He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s — nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.)
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Trump apparently wasn't down for his history lesson, either. When a Republican policy analyst was sent to help Trump bone up on some American knowledge, he was less than intrigued.
Everybody in his rich-guy social circle knew about his wide-ranging ignorance. Early in the campaign, Sam Nunberg was sent to explain the Constitution to the candidate. “I got as far as the Fourth Amendment,” Nunberg recalled, “before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head.”
Beyond these little tidbits, Wolff's tell-all had a lot of juicy details in it, including claims that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have a secret deal for her to run for president; Melania Trump cried when she found out her husband had won; and Bannon asserts that Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump associates were "treasonous." Trump's team has spoken out against the book, saying it is full of "false and misleading accounts."
And there will be more details to come. Despite not even being released yet, Fire and Fury is already the No. 1 best seller on Amazon.