Donald Trump’s former bodyguard in Scotland says he never paid back $130 for McDonald’s cheeseburgers
‘He is not a man of his word,’ Kevin McKay says.
Donald Trump’s former bodyguard has said the ex-United States president still owes him more than $130 (£94) for McDonald’s cheeseburgers.
Kevin McKay, who worked for Mr Trump in Scotland for five years until 2012, said he bought “20 cheeseburgers and fries” for the future president in 2008 after a visit to the Aberdeenshire site on which his Trump International golf course was later built.
Mr McKay said the 45th US president told him he would pay back the money, “but never did”.
“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,” Mr McKay, 50, told MailOnline.
“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.”
The former bodyguard, who was earning about £2,000 a month, said Mr Trump had asked to stop at McDonald’s to order fast food for the flight back to New York.
“We were in a convoy of six blacked-out Range Rovers with about 15 men in suits inside, so there must have been some shocked expressions as we pulled up in the car park,” Mr McKay said.
Mr Trump reportedly had no UK currency with him so asked his then-bodyguard to “front him the cash”.
“I said, ‘Sure’ and took everyone’s order – about 20 cheeseburgers and fries with around 10 or 15 Coca-Colas,” Mr McKay said.
“I think Mr Trump ordered two 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 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 at the time.”
Mr Trump, who recently launched a website in an attempt to rewrite the history of his presidency, is famously fond of fast food.
The former president ate McDonald’s to avoid being poisoned, according to Michael Wolff’s explosive Fire and Fury book, and put on an enormous $3,000 spread of Quarter Pounders, Big Macs and Whoppers for Clemson University’s football team at the White House in 2019.