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Donald Trump's ex-bodyguard has come forward this week with some eye-opening claims about his spending and eating habits...

Though I have to say, most of us aren't too surprised. 

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Here's the full story...

Now, the former president is seldom out of the headlines these days.

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Since his 2020 election defeat, Donald Trump has been embroiled in a whole array of stories and controversies.

Just to name a few...

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In the days running up to his successor, Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Trump was accused of encouraging hundreds of his supporters to storm Capitol Hill.

Following the January 6th riots, he was then banned from all major social media platforms.

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This was huge news, considering that Trump had spent the majority of his presidency tweeting incessantly.

And then came his second impeachment trial.

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Following the riots, Trump became the first president in U.S history to be impeached twice.

However, the overall votes lacked the majority so the Senate couldn't actually go forward with the impeachment.

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In the end, only 7 Republicans voted against him, which led to the total standing as 43-57.

After the acquittal, Trump spoke out to thank his lawyers for all their hard work.

"I want to first thank my team of dedicated lawyers and others for their tireless work upholding justice and defending the truth."

He continued:

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"My deepest thanks as well to all of the United States Senators and Members of Congress who stood proudly for the Constitution we all revere and for the sacred legal principles at the heart of our country."

And then, just when we thought Trump had had quite enough of the spotlight...

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He started hinting his plans for a 2024 presidential campaign.

Speaking to his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, earlier this week, the former president stated that his fans "can be hopeful" for a 2024 re-run.

"You do have hope, that I can tell you, you do have hope. We love our country, this country, we all owe a lot to our country, but now we have to help our country."

But today?

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Trump is back in the headlines for a slightly different reason to his presidential campaign.

And the reason?

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Well, it's none other than his love for the fast food chain, McDonald's.

Now, the former president's love for a Big Mac remained no secret throughout his time in office.

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In 2017, 2 of his former top aides revealed that Trump would wolf down "2 Big Macs, 2 Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted" during his visits to the fast-food restaurant.

And we all remember the time he shared a photo of himself enjoying a portion of McDonald's fries and a Big Mac on his private jet, don't we?

The diet coke definitely makes up for all those calories, Don.

In 2019, he even brought the chain into the White House.

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Trump welcomed the Clemson Tigers, national college football champions, to the White House, where he served them with a platter of fast-food favorites, McDonald's included.

But today, it has emerged that Trump actually owes money for his Big Mac habit...

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$130, to be precise.

His former bodyguard has dished some serious dirt.

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Kevin McKay, who worked for Trump for 5 years before being fired in 2012, recently spoke to the Daily Mail about what the infamous business tycoon-turned-president is really like behind closed doors.

But, among the many revelations of witnessing tantrums and heated arguments with wife, Melania...

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The arguably most groundbreaking bombshell was that he had laid out the cost of a huge McDonald's haul in 2008, and is yet to receive the money back.

McKay explained: "We were driving from Mr. Trump's estate [in Scotland] and just as we got to the Bridge of Don, he asked to stop at McDonald's so he could buy food for the flight back to New York."

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"We were in a convoy of six blacked-out Range Rovers with about fifteen men in suits inside, so there must have been some shocked expressions as we pulled up in the carpark."

When it turned out that Trump had no legal currency on his person, he asked McKay if he could "front [him] the cash," to which McKay obliged.

"I said, 'Sure' and took everyone's order - about twenty cheeseburgers and fries with around ten or fifteen Coca Colas."

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"I think Mr. Trump ordered 2 cheeseburgers with fries and a Diet Coke - that was his usual order and he always wanted McDonald's to take with him on the private jet. It cost me about £95 ($131.48) in total and Mr. Trump told me, 'you'll get it back.'"

"I never heard about it again after that. I should have asked him for the money, but I brushed it under the carpet."

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"For much of the time I was working for him, I kept thinking he would say, ''Kevin, here's that money I owe you,'' but it didn't happen."

McKay believes that this example shows Trump's true colors.

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"I thought he was an okay guy when I first started working for him but I guess that as we have all come to see, he is not a man of his word."

Of course, Trump is yet to address the allegations.

Is anyone else really hungry for a Big Mac now?