How germaphobe President Trump enforces strict hygiene inside the White House

President Trump is well-known to be germaphobe, but according to a new article on Politico, it is worse than people believed. 

“He washes his hands multiple times a day, and after campaign events when he's shaking lots of hands the first thing he says to his body man, the person around him all the time is, 'give me the stuff' and the stuff refers to Purell,” Politico's Daniel Lippman, who wrote “The Purell Presidency” said.  

The article reveals how Trump "strictly enforces proper hygiene inside The White House," even keeping bottles of hand sanitizer outside the Oval Office.  

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - APRIL 26: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd as he stands on stage along with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (R), and Executive Director NRA-ILA Chris Cox (L) at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The convention, which runs through Sunday, features more than 800 exhibitors and is expected to draw 80,000 guests. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - APRIL 26: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the crowd as he stands on stage along with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (R), and Executive Director NRA-ILA Chris Cox (L) at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum at the 148th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits on April 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The convention, which runs through Sunday, features more than 800 exhibitors and is expected to draw 80,000 guests. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Croatia's President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (L) and US President Donald Trump give a thumbs up at the start of a working dinner at The Parc du Cinquantenaire - Jubelpark Park in Brussels on July 11, 2018, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. (Photo by BENOIT DOPPAGNE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BENOIT DOPPAGNE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump (R) gives a thumbs up as he sits down with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) for their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. - Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become on June 12 the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump (C) poses with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L), Guinea's President Alpha Conde (2ndL), Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo (2ndR) and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn after a family photo of the leaders of the G7 and the leaders of some African countries that have been invited for the two-day talks, on the second day of the G7 summit of Heads of State and of Government, on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 10: French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump prior to their meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace on November 10, 2018 in Paris, France. President Trump is in Paris to participate in the international ceremony of the Armistice Centenary of 1918 at the Arc de Triomphe on November 11, 2018. Heads of State from around the world are meeting in Paris to commemorate the end of the first World War (WWI). (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (L) gives a thumbs up next to First Lady Melania Trump as they say good-bye to the Canadian Prime Minister and his wife following their meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, October 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: Vice president-elect Mike Pence looks on as president-elect Donald Trump gives the thumbs up as they exit the clubhouse after a day of meetings at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump, flanked by US Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, gives a thumbs up as he delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up during a Change of Command ceremony as Admiral Karl Schultz (L) takes over from Admiral Paul Zukunft (R) as the Commandant of the US Coast Guard at US Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, DC, June 1, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - (L-R) US first lady Melania Trump, husband US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron pose at Mount Vernon, the estate of the first US President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, April 23, 2018. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up after Mike Pompeo(L) took the oath during his ceremonial swearing-in as US Secretary of State, as Susan Pompeo and US Vice President Mike Pence(R) look on at the State Department in Washington, DC, May 2, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 22: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to a crowd of supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center during a rally on August 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up to the coal miners on the stage prior to signing an Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters on March 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. The order reverses the Obama-era climate change policies. From left to right: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt; US Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke; the President; US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry; and unidentified coal miner. (Photo by Ron Sach-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as he and HHS Secretary Tom Price walk to a House Republican closed party conference on Capitol Hill, on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump is urging House Republicans to support his American Health Care Act. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gives thumbs-up as the Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny (R) and his wife, Fionnuala (L), arrive on the South Lawn for a St. Patricks Day Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, March 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he speaks alongside Taoiseach of Ireland Enda Kenny (L) and his wife, Fionnuala (R), during a St. Patricks Day Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, March 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (C) gives two thumbs up as he poses with the National Association of Attorneys General at the White House in Washington, DC, February 28, 2017. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 27: British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump gives the thumbs up in The Oval Office at The White House on January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. British Prime Minister Theresa May is on a two-day visit to the United States and will be the first world leader to meet with President Donald Trump. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump leaves after being sworn in followed by first lady Melania Trump on the West Front of the US Capitol during his inauguration ceremony, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP / POOL / Win McNamee (Photo credit should read WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up next to Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Roy Blunt, R-MO, and first lady Melania during the Inaugural Luncheon in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol following his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP / MOLLY RILEY (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
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“He prefers the thumbs up look in his pictures rather than shaking a hand or giving a hug,” Lippman said. 

Last month the president's chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was booted from The Oval Office for coughing during the president's interview with ABC, a point that went on to become chatter around the world after the footage surfaced. 

Mulvaney wasn't the first staffer scolded for coughing, Lippman said. Kellyanne Conway drew Trump's ire during a meeting on the 14th floor at Trump Tower in 2016.

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Donald and Melania Trump through the years
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Real estate magnate Donald Trump (L) and his girlfriend Melania Knauss leave Hollinger International's annual meeting at the Metropolitan Club in New York on May 22, 2003. Hollinger publishes The Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph of London, the Jerusalem Post and other newspapers. REUTERS/Peter Morgan PM/ME
Donald Trump and his girlfriend Melania Knauss arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, February 29, 2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller REUTERS EM/AS
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump and his friend Melania Knauss pose for photographers as they arrive at the New York premiere of Star Wars Episode I: "The Phantom Menace," May 16. JC/SV/AA
From left, Billy Crystal, host of the 76th annual Academy Awards, his wife Janice Goldfinger, Melania Knauss and her boyfriend Donald Trump, pose together as they leave the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, early March 1, 2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller EM
Developer Donald Trump (R) and his girlfriend Melania Knauss pose for photographers after the final show of "The Apprentice" April 15, 2004 in New York. Bill Rancic, a 32-year-old Internet entrepreneur from Chicago, edged out Kwame Jackson, a 29-year-old New Yorker and Harvard MBA, for the Trump-described "dream job of a lifetime" and its $250,000 salary. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen JC
Donald Trump's new bride, Slovenian model Melania Knauss, waves as they leave the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church after their wedding in Palm Beach, Florida, January 22, 2005. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs (R) accepts an award from the Rush Philanthropic Foundation for his efforts to support public education and dedication to youth and social activism, from Donald Trump and his wife Melania (L) at Trump's Trumps Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida on March 11, 2005. REUTERS/Jason Arnold MS
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Kanauss watch the Miami Heat play the New York Knicks in the first quarter of their NBA game in New York's Madison Square Garden, March 15, 2005. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine RFS
Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania arrive at the Museum of Modern Art for a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in New York November 1, 2005. The Royals are on the first day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
Donald Trump arrives with wife Melania at a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, November 1, 2005. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania (R) arrive at the Museum of Modern Art for a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in New York, November 1, 2005. The royals are on the first day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump and his wife Melania attend a Miami Heat against the Los Angeles Lakers NBA game on Christmas Day in Miami, Florida, December 25, 2005. REUTERS/Marc Serota
Donald Trump stands next to his wife Melania and their son Barron before he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello (UNITED STATES)
Real estate magnate and television personality Donald Trump and his wife Melania stand on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION BUSINESS)
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump and his wife Melania watch Rafael Nadal of Spain play against Tommy Robredo during their men's quarter-final match at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS ENTERTAINMENT REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (2nd from L) watches with his wife Melania as Serena Williams of the U.S. plays against her sister and compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinals match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania as he speaks at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania listens at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to an answer his wife Melania gives during an interview on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, U.S. April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Melania Trump gestures at her husband Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump as they leave the stage, after she concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Melania Trump appears on stage after U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his wife Melania onstage after the conclusion of his first debate with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Raedle/Pool
(L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump attend an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington U.S., October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cuts the ribbon at his new Trump International hotel in Washington, DC, U.S., October 26 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania Trump at a campaign rally in Wilmington, North Carolina Florida, U.S. November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the 60th Annual Red Cross Gala at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet a marching band as they arrive at Trump International Golf club to watch the Super Bowl LI between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump hugs his wife Melania during a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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“She started coughing and Trump went nuts and left the room and went back to his office,” Lippman claims. 

Lippman said that there is something rather ironic in Trump’s germaphobia. 

“It's very ironic that for a person who eats tons of fast food and drinks lots of soda that the one thing he actually follows the CDC protocols on is washing his hands before eating,” he said. 

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A history of presidents, staff kicking back in the Oval Office
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Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway (L) checks her phone after taking a photo as US President Donald Trump and leaders of historically black universities and colleges pose for a group photo in the Oval Office of the White House before a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence February 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - MAY 8: In this handout from the The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama bends over so the son of a White House staff member can pat his head during a visit to the Oval Office May 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Washington, DC: With a familiar prop autographed by the 1982 University of Southern California football team, President Reagan, 71, duplicates his style at age 29 when he appeared as the Gipper in a film, Knute Rockne - All American. The president in the Oval Office in March 1982.
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 11: (NO U.S. TABLOID SALES) U.S. President Gerald R. Ford takes a call at his desk in the Oval Office on August 11, 1974 in Washington, D.C. The bookshelves are empty due to ex-President Richard M. Nixon's staff packing up two days prior. Ford stepped into office as president on August 9th after the resignation of Nixon. (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/ Getty Images)
(Original Caption) The White House released this picture showing President Kennedy watching his 18-month-old son, John Jr., prancing about in the Chief Executive's office. Members of the staff said John Jr. emerged from his crawling stage about two weeks ago and began walking.
WASHINGTON, : U.S. President Bill Clinton(R) shows his batting stance to former St. Louis Cardinals baseball great Stan Musial (L) in the Oval Office 06 May, 1993. Musial presented Clinton with the bat and some other memorabilia. (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
President Reagan tests out his new putter, given to him by recent U.S. Open winner Ray Floyd.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 9: In this handout image provided by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama plays with Sarah Froman, daughter of Nancy Goodman and Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, in the Oval Office on July 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House Photo via Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - MARCH 3: In this handout provide by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama examines the Resolute Desk while visiting with Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg recalling the famous photograph, her brother John F. Kennedy Jr., peeking through the FDR panel, while his father President Kennedy worked, in the Oval Office of the White House on March 3, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama is serving as the 44th President of the U.S. and the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)
Malcolm Forbes, Republican candidate for Governor in New Jersey, his wife, four sons and one daughter are greeted at the White House by President Eisenhower on whom they paid a call today. (L-R): Robert, 8, Timothy, 4, Malcolm Jr. (Steve), 10, Moira, 2, Mrs. Forbes, Mr. Forbes, and President Dwight Eisenhower.
WASHINGTON - MARCH 4: In this handout provide by the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama plays with a football in the Outer Oval Office of the White House on March 4, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama is serving as the 44th President of the U.S. and the first African-American to be elected to the office of President in the history of the United States. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House via Getty Images)
President Barack Obama practices with a golf club after the signing ceremony for H.R. 1243, the Arnold Palmer Congressional Gold Medal Act, in the Oval Office, Sept. 30, 2009. (Official White House photo by Samantha Appleton) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. (Photo by Samantha Appleton/White House/Handout/The White House/Corbis via Getty Images)
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