After announcing the publication of a collection of letters written to him by other celebrities, former President Donald Trump seems amused by how many celebrities were effusive in their praise of him before he became the No. 1 nemesis of the leftist media.
“I think they’re going to see a very fascinating life,” Trump told Breitbart about the book, before joking: “I knew them all — and every one of them kissed my a–, and now I only have half of them kissing my a–.”
Now, he has people complaining about their discontent even before the book is out.
According to a story published by Newsweek on Friday, representatives for both Hillary Clinton and Jay Leno have stated that they did not give permission for their communication to be featured in “Letters to Trump,” which will be published on April 25 — and neither celebrity seems pleased.
“A colorful photo book captures the incredible, and oftentimes private correspondence, between President Donald J. Trump and some of the biggest names in history throughout the past 40 years!” a media release from the book’s publisher, Winning Team Publishing, trumpeted.
According to Breitbart, the letters are from both Trump’s time in the White House and his time as an international superstar prior to his administration.
“From President Richard Nixon, to Princess Diana, and from Hillary Clinton, to Chairman Kim Jong Un, no book offers a glimpse into history quite like LETTERS TO TRUMP!”
If early returns are any indication, it will also provide insight into the timidity of celebrity culture.
Newsweek reports that “[Jay] Leno’s representatives were quick to confirm they had not granted Trump permission.”
“Jay did not release, nor authorize any use of any letter to Mr. Trump,” a representative from Leno’s production company stated.
The two had been close in the past, it’s worth noting.
“Leno and Trump were seemingly friends at a point as Leno spoke on Trump’s behalf in January 2007 when Trump received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Newsweek reported.
“Trump was also a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on several occasions between 1997 and 2010, and he was also a guest on the short-lived The Jay Leno Show.”
It is hardly surprising that Hillary Clinton’s answer was more forceful than Donald Trump’s, given that the two ran the most vicious presidential campaigns in recent memory.
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said “of course [Trump] didn’t” seek permission to use their correspondence in “Letters to Trump.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“Nothing says deeply-insecure-has-been quite like publishing private correspondence with the hope that people will believe you once garnered respect,” Merrill told Newsweek. CONTINUE READING…