Trump reportedly loves McDonald's because he has a 'longtime fear' of being poisoned

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  • President Trump's McDonald's obsession is linked to his "longtime fear of being poisoned," reports Michael Wolff in his upcoming book on the Trump White House.
  • Trump's love for fast food is well-documented, with his go-to order being two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake.
  • The president also reportedly believes that McDonald's is cleaner than many other restaurants.

A new detail about President Donald Trump's McDonald's obsession has been revealed.

Trump's love for fast food is tied to fear of being poisoned, according to an excerpt from Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' published in New York Magazine on Wednesday.

Trump "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," Wolff reports.

Trump's adoration for fast food, especially McDonald's, is well known. The president's go-to McDonald's order was two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake, according to former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and top Trump campaign aide David Bossie.

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"Like an amazing professional athlete who has a routine that they do all the time when they're ready for a big game," Trump "would consistently do the same things," Lewandowski told Business Insider's Allan Smith.

Trump has previously applauded fast-food chains for their cleanliness.

"One bad hamburger, you can destroy McDonald's. One bad hamburger and you take Wendy's and all these other places and they're out of business," Trump said at a 2016 town hall. "I like cleanliness, and I think you're better off going there than maybe someplace that you have no idea where the food is coming from."

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