Author Doug Wead Writes: ‘Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency’
In a conversation with the president, Doug Wead brought up these issues. “When you were first elected and took office, you obviously began to learn details that the rest of us don’t know,” he said. “You had all of these ideas for years, decades really, ideas about the world and about trade and corruption. You’ve given speeches about it. How did all of that change when you became president? Was it as bad as you thought?”
“It is even worse,” the president said. “It is far worse than I thought.
“The good news,” he added, “is that we have great potential. We are turning it all around. And that’s one of the reasons this country is rebounding.
“I can give you twelve countries right now. You would be shocked! How about Germany? How about Saudi Arabia? These are great countries. These are rich countries. Some of the richest countries in the world.
“So, we defend Saudi Arabia and they don’t pay us, okay?”
The president shifts in his chair, preparing me for his impersonation of an actual conversation.
“So, I told the king, ‘You’ve got to pay. Okay, king? You’ve got to pay.’”
The president then pursed his lips to mimic the dignity of King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia. “And the king says, ‘Yes, and how much would you like?’
“Imagine? Imagine?” Trump said. “The Saudis have been doing this for years, but nobody ever asked them to help pay for it. Saudi Arabia wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for American support. It is the most incredible thing I have ever seen. Our roads are falling apart, our bridges are in danger, our airports look like they are in developing countries, and you have years and years of us protecting the world while they all grow rich. Doug, I hope you can see right now how crazy this is.”
He impersonated King Salman once again, pursing his lips. “‘Yes, and how much would you like?’
Wead asked: ‘Hasn’t anybody ever asked you before?’
“He says, ‘Well, no. Nobody ever asked us.’
“This is how America was run. For years. For years. And there is so much I could tell you. It’s worse than I thought.”
If you’re an American ya gotta love this guy because he’s so great for America….