Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that former U.S. President Donald Trump is one of the most controversial and talked-about political figures in recent history. From his outspoken personality to his divisive policies, Trump has made headlines for years. But as well as his more serious actions and beliefs, there are also plenty of weird and wonderful facts about the man himself that you might not know. Here are five of the most interesting:
Fact #1: His fear of germs
If there’s one thing that Trump is known for, it’s his obsession with cleanliness and hygiene. In fact, he’s such a germaphobe that he reportedly refuses to shake hands with people out of fear of catching illnesses. Trump has also been known to avoid touching doorknobs and buttons, and he’s said to carry hand sanitizer with him wherever he goes. While some might find this level of concern over germs extreme, it’s just one of the many quirks that make Trump such a fascinating figure.
Fact #2: His fast-food obsession
Another aspect of Trump’s personality that has captured the public’s attention is his love of fast food. From McDonald’s to KFC, Trump has long been a fan of all kinds of junk food, and he’s even served it at White House events. In one famous photo, he was pictured eating a bucket of KFC on his private jet while using silverware and plates. While some might criticize his dietary choices, it’s hard to deny that Trump’s love of fast food adds to his larger-than-life persona.
Fact #3: His WWE appearances
It might come as a surprise to some, but Trump has actually made several appearances on WWE shows over the years. In fact, he’s such a fan of professional wrestling that he’s even hosted WrestleMania events in the past. One of his most memorable appearances was in 2007 when he took on Vince McMahon in a “Battle of the Billionaires” match. The participants each chose a wrestler to represent them, with Trump’s chosen wrestler prevailing and allowing him to shave McMahon’s head on live TV. Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that wrestling is a big part of Trump’s pop culture persona.
Fact #4: His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Not everyone can say they have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but Trump is one of the lucky few who can. However, it’s safe to say that his star has seen better days. In recent years, it’s been vandalized multiple times, with people painting over his name and even smashing it with a pickaxe. This might not be a particularly weird fact, but it’s certainly an interesting reflection of how divisive Trump is as a public figure.
Fact #5: His feud with Rosie O’Donnell
Trump has had many public feuds over the years, but perhaps the most famous is his long-standing conflict with comedian Rosie O’Donnell. The two have sparred publicly for years, with Trump once saying that O’Donnell was “a slob with a fat, ugly face”. For her part, O’Donnell has called Trump “a snake-oil salesman” and criticized his policies and behavior. Despite their mutual animosity, both figures remain popular and well-known, which just goes to show that even the most petty conflicts can capture the public’s attention.