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Former President Donald Trump is preparing to show private letters given to him by celebrities and they are going insane. In his next book, titled “Letters To Trump,” the former president will show how people who are against him now loved him before he campaigned for president in 2016, Breitbart News reported.
“The book includes correspondence with such wide-ranging figures as royal world leaders like Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana; cultural figures like Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jackson; sports stars like Shaquille O’Neal; and former presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. It also has correspondence Trump had with foreign leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro,” Breitbart reported.
“I think they’re going to see a very fascinating life. I knew them all — and every one of them kissed my ass, and now I only have half of them kissing my ass,” he quipped in his interview with Breitbart.
Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s oldest son, said that the way celebrities acted toward his dad changed when he decided that he wanted to be president.
“My father has lived an amazing life and has been around some of the most interesting people in the world,” he said to Breitbart News. “It’s amazing how quickly their adoration of him changed when he ran for office as a Republican. ‘Letters to Trump’ shows you exactly how they felt about him and how phony their newfound disdain truly is.”
One of the letters came from John F. Kennedy Jr. after Trump visited the offices of his magazine “George.”
“Dear Donald,” Kennedy said. “Many thanks for joining us the other day at the George offices to discourse on politics, New York, men, and women. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed your remarks and I trust you found the questions thought-provoking. You were most generous to make the time. Thanks again. -John Kennedy.”
Trump said that Kennedy was a friend and that he believed he was going to campaign for Senate and would have eventually been president.
“He was a great guy. He was a friend of mine,” Trump said. “Even though we were of a different persuasion, I believe he would have run for the Senate and that he would have been president someday. He was a handsome guy. He was a fantastic guy. He had the ‘it factor,’ and he would have gone to the top of the world in the Kennedy family.”
Now notable people, like Jay Leno and Hillary Clinton, are screeching and saying that they never gave Trump permission to use their letters in his book.
“Jay did not release, nor authorize any use of any letter to Mr. Trump,” a representative for Leno said to Newsweek.
A spokesperson for Clinton took it much more personally.
“Nothing says deeply-insecure-has-been quite like publishing private correspondence with the hope that people will believe you once garnered respect,” Nick Merrill said to Newsweek. “Feels like the adult equivalent of when a toddler proudly presents you with what they’ve done on the potty.”
But Trump’s publisher, Winning Team Productions, said that there is no copyright protection for the personal letters.
“The book comprises a unique collection of correspondence either from President Trump or from public officials both foreign and domestic, or from private individuals. For those in public office at the time, no copyright protection arises.” A spokesperson said. “For the last category, Winning Team Publishing has either actual or implied consent for their publication.”
“Long before entering the White House, Donald Trump was already corresponding with countless famous individuals,” the publisher said to Breitbart News. “We went through thousands of letters and were amazed to see decades of correspondence with Kings, Presidents, Hollywood Stars, athletes, and business titans. No one else has such a collection, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share it with the world.”