Trump Dishes on Coming Book of 'Incredible' Correspondence

Former POTUS says letters include a lot of 'ass-kissing'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2023 10:05 AM CST
Updated Mar 15, 2023 12:04 AM CDT
New Trump Book Will Include Letters From Kim, Oprah
Former President Donald Trump is seen after speaking at CPAC 2023 on Saturday at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
UPDATE Mar 15, 2023 12:04 AM CDT

While promoting his upcoming book, former President Trump on Tuesday gave more details of what exactly the world can expect from the collection of correspondence. Of the big names featured in the book—which will include Queen Elizabeth II, former President George W. Bush, former President Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro—Trump told the far-right Breitbart News, "I knew them all—and every one of them kissed my ass, and now I only have half of them kissing my ass." His son, Donald Trump Jr., also chimed in: "My father has lived an amazing life and has been around some of the most interesting people in the world," he said. "It’s amazing how quickly their adoration of him changed when he ran for office as a Republican."

Mar 9, 2023 10:05 AM CST

Donald Trump has a new book coming out next month, containing what the publisher describes as his "incredible, and oftentimes private correspondence" with "some of the biggest names in history" over the last 40 years, including Richard Nixon and Princess Diana, per the New York Post. One name in particular is raising eyebrows, the Guardian reports. The publisher says Letters to Trump will include a letter from Kim Jong Un, though the North Korean dictator's correspondence with Trump during his presidency is part of the classified documents investigation that led to an FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.

At a 2018 rally, Trump said Kim "wrote me beautiful letters, and they're great letters." Axios reports that the book's 150 or so letters will also include correspondence from Ronald Reagan, both Clintons, Arnold Palmer, and Liza Minnelli, among many others. In a letter from 2000, when Trump was considering a Reform Party run for president, Oprah Winfrey wrote, "Too bad we're not running for office. What a team!" The book includes photos and commentary from Trump. For the Oprah entry, he wrote that he thinks she is "amazing," but after he announced his White House bid in 2015, "she never spoke to me again." The publisher says the $99 book will be released on April 25. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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