This Tuesday a new book on Donald Trump’s campaign is hitting bookstores, “Let Trump Be Trump” and it’s pretty much what you would expect; life aboard Trump Force One, with the “four Trump food groups,” to wit, McDonald’s, KFC, pizza, and Diet Coke — oh, and lots of screaming. Washington Post:
In a section of the book written by Lewandowski, Trump is described as flying on his helicopter when he learns that Manafort has said “Trump shouldn’t be on television anymore, that he shouldn’t be on the Sunday shows” and that Manafort should appear instead. Trump was angrier than Lewandowski had ever seen him, ordering the pilot to lower the altitude so he could make a cellphone call.
“Did you say I shouldn’t be on TV on Sunday? I’ll go on TV anytime I g–dam f—ing want and you won’t say another f—ing word about me!” Trump yelled at Manafort, according to Lewandowski. “Tone it down? I wanna turn it up! . . . You’re a political pro? Let me tell you something. I’m a pro at life. I’ve been around a time or two. I know guys like you, with your hair and skin . . .”
The aide’s satisfaction at the takedown didn’t last long, however, as he “immediately got a phone call” from Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, “telling me I wasn’t a team player and that I’d thrown Paul under the bus.” Lewandowski wrote that Manafort soon arranged for him to be fired.
If images of germaphobe Trump refusing to eat from a package of cookies once it had been opened, dancing with more images of Hope Hicks steaming Trump’s suit, while he’s wearing it, while Trump minions run down the tarmac with hot fast food for Trump are your thing, you might enjoy this book. For the rest of us, it’s going to be a slice of life on the most perverse candidate and campaign in American history, plummeting the nation into yet uncharted territories; from which we have yet to emerge. However, the old cliche still holds, it is always darkest before the dawn.