Is his memory getting that bad? Did he not understand what the man said?
Or did Michael Wolff get some bad info?
Of all the juicy, and sometimes ridiculous info coming out ahead of the release of the new book about the Trump White House, this one might be off the mark.
According to the book, the day after the election, Trump was meeting with former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, as Ailes advised him on his next moves.
Particularly, Ailes advised that John Boehner would make a good addition to the Trump circle.
“You need a son of a b*tch as your chief of staff,” Ailes reportedly told Trump. “And you need a son of a b*tch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a b*tch, but you don’t know Washington.”
Ailes suggested to Trump that Boehner, who had retired from Congress just one year earlier, would be a good pick.
“Who’s that?” Trump reportedly asked in response.
He’s that guy. He cries a lot and his skin is as oddly hued as yours.
Trump apparently knew that, or did know that, at one time, as past tweets suggest.
Wacky @glennbeck who always seems to be crying (worse than Boehner) speaks badly of me only because I refuse to do his show–a real nut job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2015
Speaker John Boehner, who I like, should never have agreed to raise taxes because the Republicans got absolutely nothing for it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2013
And of course, Trump Jr., who probably is fuming over earlier excerpts from the book, chimed in on Twitter.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 3, 2018
Another reveal from the book is that Trump initially wanted to make Jared Kushner his chief of staff, but Ann Coulter may have put the brakes on that one.
“Nobody is apparently telling you this,” Coulter reportedly told Trump. “But you can’t. You just can’t hire your children.”
Not all the time, no, but he certainly gave it a shot.