Former President Donald Trump had a surprisingly candid response when challenged over the tens of thousands of lies he told during his tenure, according to the author of a revealing new book.
“We asked him why, as president, he thought it was okay for him to continually tell the American people things that were not true, to lie over and over again,” the Washington Post reporter recalled. Philip Rucker on an interview with Trump on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”.
“And he said to us, ‘You know, there’s a nice word, and it’s called disinformation,” Rucker said.
Rucker and fellow Post reporter Carol Leonnig met Trump at his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., In March for their book documenting the final months of his presidency. The revealing, titled “’Only I Can Fix It’: Donald J. Trump’s Disastrous Last Year,” was released on Tuesday.
When asked why Trump bothered to do the interview, given his attacks on the media in general and the Post in particular, Leonnig suggested that the former president knew he was addicted to the interview. ‘Warning.
“It’s a disease in some ways,” she said. “However, I would say part of the reason he stayed with us so long is because we were eager to hear his explanations… his account of that incredible, consistent and ultimately catastrophic year. have a chance to explain it.
Trump’s main grievances centered on “how often people around him failed him,” she added. “I think it’s so interesting that his tale is basically that he alone was the brilliant genius and everyone was a weak and derisive enemy or replacement.”
Watch the interview here:
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