More than two dozen reporters from The Washington Post contributed to a book published Tuesday that attacks Donald Trump.
Titled “Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power,” Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher wrote a 431-page “deeply researched biography” about the Republican nominee with the help of their coworkers after Trump gave 20 hours of interviews.
The book claims to reveals Trump’s habits, demands and secrets — like that he barely reads, wants detailed policy memos to be three pages or less, and may have voted for Hillary Clinton in 2000.
“He had no time to read, he said,” an excerpt from the book reads. “As the reality of the nomination had become clear, he’d thought about digging into a biography of a president – he hadn’t had a chance to read one – ‘but I don’t have much time.’” (p. 347)
“At Trump Tower, he kept no computer on his desk, and he avoided reading extensive reports or briefings,” another excerpt goes. “He preferred to be told about issues orally, and quickly.”
“One day in June, he had a visit from a delegation of prominent executives from the oil, steel, and retail industries, and one of the CEOs told Trump that the Chinese were taking advantage of the United States. ‘He said, “I’d like to send you a report,”’ Trump recalled [in a June interview with the authors]. … ‘I said, “Do me a favor, don’t send me a report. Send me, like, three pages.” … I’m a very efficient guy. I want it short.’”
The state Democratic committee held a fundraiser inside the Midtown Manhattan Trump Tower during the 2000 election.
“I felt it was an obligation to get along, including with the Clintons and including with a lot of other people,” he said. “It was very important for me to get along with politicians in my business.”
Though the Washington Post said Trump was “gracious” and “generous” because of his “surprising” level of cooperation, he urged people not to buy the “hit job” the day before its release.
“The @WashingtonPost quickly put together a hit job book on me – comprised of copies of some of their inaccurate stories,” Trump tweeted. “Don’t buy, boring!”
The @WashingtonPost quickly put together a hit job book on me- comprised of copies of some of their inaccurate stories. Don't buy, boring!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2016