Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency, the third book by journalist Michael Wolff about the Trump administration, hits shelves later this month. It offers a glimpse inside the White House during the lame-duck period after Trump lost to Biden but before he left 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue.
Excerpts have already been released and show everything from the disturbing reactions some of Trump’s closest aides had to the January 6th insurrection, to the insulting way Trump discussed his own voters, to his meltdown over his lawyers submitting typo-ridden documents.
This time around, Wolff was able to interview Trump directly for his book and in a new interview with Der Spiegel he offered some insight into the process. According to Wolff, Trump was happy to see him when he visited Mar-a-Lago despite the deeply unflattering content of the reporter’s previous two books. Apparently, Trump was willing to talk with Wolff because he “gets big ratings.”
“When Trump finished with the senator and saw me, it was like he was seeing his best and oldest friend. He said, those books you wrote were very mean and very wrong. But I don’t blame you. I blame my people who talked to you,” said Wolff.
Wolff went on to explain the truly pathetic way Trump spends his time these days. Every night he’s at Mar-a-Lago he holds court in the dining area, basking in the flattery and attention of a rotating circus of sycophants.
“Mar-a-Lago opens up to this patio with probably 40 tables,” Wolff explained Wolff. “He’s there every night, right in the middle, and there’s a little red rope that goes around where he and Melania sit. It’s not really ‘dinner.’ They are more like the bride and groom at a wedding party. The whole night people come up to them to kiss the ring while he has a monologue going.”
“It doesn’t really matter who he’s talking to, it’s just kind of a spray, and whoever is in front of him gets sprayed with the conversation,” Wolff went on. “I, too, became a prop. Michael Wolff, the world’s greatest writer, blah, blah, blah.”
Hopefully, Trump remains down in Florida basking in the attention of the immoral creatures that flock to him. The more he does that, the less time he has to further poison our political discourse.
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.