There’s one good thing about working with the Trump campaign and within the administration. You’re almost 100% guaranteed a book deal. It seems like everyone with some small tie to the man in orange is getting a book deal.
That may be good for those who are putting their story to paper; however, it won’t look too good for Trump. In an upcoming book co-authored by Corey Lewandowski, he painted a picture of an unhinged, megalomaniac obsessed with McDonald’s.
The Washington Post was able to obtain a copy and detailed it extensively, and it’s not pretty. The book, Let Trump Be Trump describes the chaos surrounding Trump’s campaign from his fits to the fact that several of his aides had no experience on a campaign. They described working for him as something so hard it would break most men and women. They included this excerpt:
‘Sooner or later, everybody who works for Donald Trump will see a side of him that makes you wonder why you took a job with him in the first place.
‘His wrath is never intended as any personal offense, but sometimes it can be hard not to take it that way. The mode that he switches into when things aren’t going his way can feel like an all-out assault; it’d break most hardened men and women into little pieces.’
Basically, it’s like working for a child throwing a massive tantrum because he didn’t get his way. The kid doesn’t mean it towards you, but they have no other way to express that frustration, so they rage. The problem is, Trump is a grown man who is now the president of the United States.
It was so bad that they wrote that there were “moments where they wanted to parachute off Trump Force One.”
When Lewandowski described Trump in an unflattering light, it was mainly when that anger was directed at his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was recently indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for several crimes. It should be noted Lewandowski blames Manafort for his removal from the campaign.
In one instance, Trump found out Manafort suggested Trump no longer appear on Sunday shows. Instead, Manafort felt he should be the one on the shows. To say Trump lost it would be an understatement. According to Lewandowski’s account, Trump went off the deep end and raged:
‘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!
‘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…’
Trump’s a pro at life. He’s not a pro at nutrition, however.
In Lewandowski’s book, he wrote extensively about Trump’s diet, which consisted of his own food groups.
‘On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke.’
Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania – departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
Additionally, cabinets in the plane were stuffed with complete garbage food such as Vienna Fingers.
That, however, was all in the past. Now that Trump is in the White House, can you really imagine serving at the “pleasure of the president”? The book is definitely an intimate look at the lives of those who have had to work with Trump and continue to do so. Furthermore, it explains perfectly why the White House seems to have a revolving door.
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