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    A Trump aide reportedly made McDonald’s runs to satisfy Trump’s burger cravings

    President Trump during a visit to South Korea.
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    President Trump during a visit to South Korea.

    A former aide to President Donald Trump used to make trips to a McDonald’s restaurant near the White House to satisfy the president’s burger cravings, according to Politico.

    The website reported the detail in a profile of former aide Keith Schiller, who was scheduled to appear Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee to testify as part of the panel’s Russia investigation.

    Schiller, a Trump Tower security guard turned White House aide, left the administration in September but was expected to be asked about Trump’s 2013 trip to Russia, according to Politico.

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    The former bodyguard was one of Trump’s closest aides, Politico reported, and helped others navigate the president’s moods.

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    So when President Trump’s affinity for fast food could not be satisfied by the White House kitchen, Politico reported that Schiller would visit a nearby McDonald’s for a quarter-pounder with cheese, with extra ketchup and no pickles, plus a fried apple pie.

    Trump’s fast food preferences have been widely chronicled, and chefs in Saudi Arabia famously prepared him a steak with a side of ketchup for his first overseas trip earlier this year.

    Christina Prignano can be reached at christina.prignano@globe.com.