Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Leaky, Leaky

Joshua Green, senior national correspondent at Bloomberg Businessweek [has published a new book.] “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency,” covers the gradual convergence of Trump’s and Bannon’s personal and political trajectories.


After Trump decided to demote his campaign chair Paul Manafort, who drew negative attention to the campaign as reporters scrutinized his previous work for Ukrainian politicians with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump blew up at Manafort over a New York Times report that portrayed the candidate as intractable and inarticulate.

“How can anybody allow an article that says your campaign is all fucked up?” Trump shouted at Manafort, according to Green.

Trump demanded to know whether aides thought they had to make television appearances to communicate with him.

“You think you’ve gotta go on TV to talk to me?” Trump shouted. “You treat me like a baby! Am I like a baby to you? I sit there like a little baby and watch TV and you talk to me? Am I a fucking baby, Paul?”

I don't know what Paul answered, but I wish it was, "Yes." Or "Damned fucking right, asshole."

There are more snippets of the book in the article.

...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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