A book about the inner workings of the Trump administration set to hit shelves next week has sparked fresh discussion about the turmoil taking place in the White House. Journalist and author Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House comes out Jan. 9, but quite a few wild allegations from the new tell-all have already come to light.
Wolff’s forthcoming work is based on more than 200 interviews conducted over a period of 18 months with the president, much of his senior staff, and others with whom they spoke. One interesting detail concerns Trump’s legendary affection for fast food, particularly McDonald’s. According to Wolff, the 71-year-old president eats it as a way to safeguard against being poisoned by a foe.
“He had a longtime fear of being poisoned,” Wolff wrote, “one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s — nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.” The fear also led Trump to issue an order that none of the housekeeping staff touch any of his belongings, “especially not his toothbrush. He reprimanded the housekeeping staff for picking up his shirt from the floor: ‘If my shirt is on the floor, it’s because I want it on the floor,'” wrote Wolff. “Also, he would let housekeeping know when he wanted his sheets done, and he would strip his own bed.”
Ivanka Trump Explains Secret Behind Donald’s Mysterious Hairdo in new Book:
Donald Trump’s hair has been the subject of speculation for decades. Whether it be a toupee, an elaborate comb-over or even the product of a spray can, nobody has been able to say definitely how the president achieves his signature coiffed ‘do. According to a forthcoming book from journalist and author Michael Wolffe, Trump’s hair is the result of scalp surgery, hairspray, and dye. Ivanka Trump was known for making fun of her dad’s comb-over while speaking with others.
“She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate — a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery — surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray,” writes Wolffe.