KEY POINTS

  • Trump Hotel staff claimed Donald Trump was particular when it came to how his Diet Coke would be served, a report says
  • Some Twitter users think Trump may have been "paranoid"
  • Others were not surprised, saying he had reason to be cautious when it comes to what he's consuming

Donald Trump has a seven-step demand as to how his Diet Coke is to be poured when he dines at his hotel’s restaurant in Washington, D.C., according to hotel employees.

Staff at the Trump International Hotel detailed the former president's dining requirements and habits over the past four years in a report from the Washingtonian.

When Trump would stop by BLT Prime, the hotel restaurant, the server would first ask how he’d prefer his Diet Coke — straight-up or on the rocks, the report said. Serving the beverage then required seven specific steps, and the server would be required to open the Diet Coke in front of Trump, who was described as a "germophobe" in the report.

According to the "Standard Operating Procedure" document for Trump visits that was obtained by Washingtonian, the server was to "hold a longneck-bottle opener by the lower third of the handle in one hand and the Diet Coke, also by the lower third, in the other." The drink then had to be placed at Trump's right-hand side. The process would be repeated until he left the restaurant, per the report.

Some Twitter users shared their thoughts and theories regarding the report on Trump's dining preferences.

"Sounds like he was paranoid about being poisoned. I wonder where he learned that fear," one person commented, while another tweeted, "He's PARANOID, NOT Picky!"

"He was afraid someone was going to spit in it," another user commented.

"If only Trump had been as obsessed about protecting Americans from COVID as he was about his Diet Coke service," another wrote.

Others were not surprised to hear about Trump's strict requirements, saying he had reason to be cautious when it comes to what he's consuming.

"That seems pretty reasonable for a guy many want dead. In other countries people won’t eat things unless they’ve seen the preparation," one person wrote.

"You blame him? Guy can’t trust anyone!" @HeiserAkanke commented.

"Donald Trump having a 7 step restaurant rider for serving his diet coke is the most Donald Trump thing ever," another wrote.

"Well he is a billionaire," another user added.

In related news, Trump and his wife, Melania, were photographed together on Valentine's Day. Speculations of marital issues had been fueled by Melania making no mention of her husband in her Valentine's Day posts.

However, fans of the former president and first lady later shared photos featuring them having dinner at the dining room at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, where they are now staying after leaving the White House in January. Trump and Melania were all smiles as they posed for selfies with the fans.

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