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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. MI/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock

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.

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


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.