12 Facts We Now Know About President Trump
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12 Facts We Now Know About President Trump

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Phew, what a dizzying few weeks: Protests, travel bans and fake massacres have made this an eventful time, to say the least, with our commander-in-chief signing executive orders at a blistering pace, even as he lashes out at opponents on Twitter.

Of course, behind the pen and tweets there’s an actual man with dining and leisure preferences, skin and hair regimens and other individual quirks. Here are 12 things we’ve learned about the 45th U.S. president in his first weeks in office:

What he eats: Known for gobbling Big Macs, Domino’s pizza and KFC fried chicken on the campaign trail, Trump has traded those fast-food treats for very well-done steak and potatoes, crab and shrimp and Cobb salads. For snacks, he reaches for original-flavored Lay's potato chips and vanilla-flavored Keebler Vienna Fingers.

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What he drinks: Trump eschews coffee and gets his daily intake of caffeine from Diet Coke. He sometimes substitutes a regular, full-sugar Coke during stressful times. Even though Trump’s a known teetotaler, he does enjoy a Bloody Mary — sans alcohol — as a special drink.

Beauty sleep: Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president gets four hours of sleep each night “at best.”

Exercise routine: A round of golf — using a golf cart — is the only exercise Trump gets.

What he reads: Not a bookworm, Trump mostly sticks to news articles. His go-to sources are The New York Times and the New York Post, both of which he reads every morning. He also skims The Wall Street Journal, according to The Washington Post.

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What he watches: Mostly cable news: Morning Joe, Fox & Friends and CNN in the morning. On Sunday, Trump takes in the morning political talk shows, especially Meet the Press, and later tunes into 60 Minutes. His past tweets also indicate that Trump watches (and criticizes) Celebrity Apprentice, Saturday Night Live and The O’Reilly Factor.

What he listens to: Trump reportedly listened to a lot of talk radio in New York, but there’s no word if that has continued in D.C.

His tweeting: Since becoming a Twitter user in 2009, Trump has averaged about a dozen tweets a day. His activity is highest in the morning when he watches news shows. There are rumors that Trump’s tweets become more aggressive when his son-in-law Jared Kushner is observing the Sabbath on Saturdays and not available to moderate his tweets.

What he wears: Despite being fastidious about what his staff wears — women should “dress like women” — Trump has his own fashion faux pas: His ties are too long and he doesn’t button his suit. He prefers Brioni suits that cost up to $17,000 each. Trump also doesn’t wear a wedding band. He’s been married to Melania since 2005.

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His skin regimen: The president takes tetracycline to control rosacea, a skin ailment that can cause blushing or flushing with visible blood vessels, according to Trump’s doctor, quoted in The New York Times. The article didn’t discuss if the medication contributes to Trump’s orange skin tone, the cause of which remains a mystery.

And his hair? Trump also takes Propecia, a prostate-related drug that treats male-pattern baldness, according to The New York Times article.

Is he a germaphobe? Trump’s doctor couldn’t verify that one way or another. Trump himself is no help. At his first press conference in January after the election, he told the press, "I'm also very much of a germaphobe, by the way — believe me” when addressing the naughtier and unverified parts of a dossier published by BuzzFeed News. But in an August 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Trump said he wasn’t a germaphobe, claiming by way of proof that, “in Iowa, I must have shaken 2,000 hands.”