6 Things You Do Not Know About Donald Trump
Donald Trump has been a celebrity figure for well over three decades, thanks to his real estate empire, relationships, reality TV shows, and most recently, his bid to become President of the United States in 2016. But despite his endless ubiquity, there are still a handful of facts you probably don’t know about the controversial Republican candidate. Check out some of the hair-raising facts—sorry—about the Donald.
He apparently hates shaking people’s hands
Donald Trump has gone on record about hating a lot of things. But one thing he’s particularly antsy about: shaking hands. Trump’s anti-hand-shaking has been well documented over the years, particularly in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback. “One of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this terrible custom seems to get,” Trump wrote (via New York Magazine). “I happen to be a clean hands freak. I feel much better after I thoroughly wash my hands, which I do as much as possible.” In fact, Trump’s hatred of shaking hands is apparently so well-known, even the website of his biggest rival, Jeb Bush, loosely refers to him as a “germophobe when it comes to shaking hands.” Unsurprisingly, the insult was mostly mocked and laughed about in the press.