(HorizonPost.com) – Former President Donald Trump is in the midst of inviting at least 12 authors to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, for interviews about his time in the Oval Office. There are even names among the invitees who have already published books about him that were… less than flattering.
Who Needs Social Media Anyway?
Big tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter did everything they could to silence him while he was in office, first by branding a virtual Scarlet Letter on his posts and finally by simply switching off his official accounts and banning him completely. Now, he is turning to a millennia-old technique and wants to put ink on paper — although it will be interesting to see if Amazon will allow subscribers to read the books on their Kindle devices.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, who became a national name when she appeared on his reality TV show The Apprentice and authored a scathing memoir of her short tenure in his administration, recently said, “Donald doesn’t believe in the concept of ‘no comment.'” According to Politico, she said this regarding him wanting to keep himself in the public eye for the 2022 and 2024 elections.
Using the Haters
One of those who has been invited for a sit down is Michael Wolff of the New York Times (NYT). He’s the author of a book that includes a statement in it “that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics,” according to a story published by Business Insider on January 5, 2018. Another invited NYT reporter is Maggie Haberman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her exposé on his now-debunked Russia connections. In 2018, the former president called her a “Hillary flunky.”
PT Barnum is credited with saying, “There is no such thing as bad publicity.” It is quite possible that the ex-president is taking that to heart, even though some people might say it’s an insane tactic. But his detractors should remember what Jim Acosta of CNN said about him in 2019 — he said he was “crazy like a fox.”
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