President Donald Trump reportedly prefers to eat fast food from McDonald's because he fears being poisoned by other prepared meals.
According to Michael Wolff's new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," the president prefers fast food because no one knows he is visiting the establishment, which means the food is presumably safely to eat, the Daily Mail reported.
Excerpts from the explosive new book where shared on New York magazine's website on Jan. 3. The book provides details and a behind-the-scenes look at Trump's first year in office.
The book claims Trump and his entire campaign staff believed they were not going to win the 2016 presidential election.
"Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend -- Trump might actually win -- seemed confirmed, [first son Donald Trump Jr.] told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. [First lady Melania Trump] was in tears -- and not of joy," the excerpt read.
More details from the book allege that Trump would skip dinners with former chief strategist Steve Bannon to eat cheeseburgers in bed while watching three televisions. It was also revealed that Trump slept in his own quarters, separate from Melania Trump.
Wolff writes that Trump would often call people to vent about how he was being portrayed in the media. A lot of the content of those conversations was then later leaked to the media.
"He was a river of grievances, which recipients of his calls promptly spread to the ever-attentive media," Wolff wrote.
Trump was also reportedly upset with the Time magazine cover that portrayed Bannon as the shadow president.
"How much influence do you think Steve Bannon has over me?" the president allegedly said during one conversation. "Zero! Zero!"
Wolff wrote that Bannon was "curiously able to embrace Trump while at the same time suggesting he did not take him entirely seriously."
Wolff also wrote that Bannon called a meeting between Trump campaign members and a Russian lawyer "treasonous."
Trump has since issued a statement blasting Bannon, which The New York Times published:
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base -- he’s only in it for himself.
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.
According to New York magazine, Wolff gathered information for his book through 200 interviews over 18 months. He said he had assumed "something like a semi-permanent seat on a couch in the West Wing" and was more of a "constant interloper than an invited guest."
"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" will be released on Jan. 9.