Donald Trump Didn’t Want to be President is an excerpt from Michael Wolff’s new book about Trump’s campaign and first year. The earlier Bannon quotes are from this book too. It’s not just a proverbial bombshell, it promises to be an entire arsenal of cluster bombs befitting a man and a presidency that is a cluster fuck.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears—and not of joy.
We all know that if the election had played out correctly, Melania would have filed for divorce shortly after. As fucked as we all were by the perfect storm that elected Trump, Melania was the biggest victim of the Electoral College and Putin’s click farms.
Few people who knew Trump had illusions about him. That was his appeal: He was what he was. Twinkle in his eye, larceny in his soul. Everybody in his rich-guy social circle knew about his wide-ranging ignorance. Early in the campaign, Sam Nunberg was sent to explain the Constitution to the candidate. “I got as far as the Fourth Amendment,” Nunberg recalled, “before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head.”
Come to think of it Melania, I’m crying too.
The last 24 hours have been one of those periods where you just can’t keep up. Orrin Hatch retiring and maybe Romney running. The whose button is bigger Twitter battle. The Fusion GPS op ed in the Times, Michele Bachman asking God if she should run for Franken’s seat (yes, Michele, you should).
We need the 25th amendment to be invoked or we’ll all go mad, mad I say.