This new $100 “coffee table book” (the only type of book that Trump could possibly even consider reading, and doesn’t need to bother writing anything), the “Letters to Trump” book-like-product, is going to continue to bring both entertainment and anger as it approaches its release date.

According to an interview given to CBS News, Trump wrote a book shortly after his token run at the presidency (as the VP choice for Jesse Ventura’s ‘Reform Party ticket) in 2000, Trump immediately wrote a book in which he mused about running for president himself and that Oprah Winfrey would make a good running mate, “What a team!” he apparently said. Never mind that it would be an infinitely – like literally “infinite” – if Oprah was on top of the ticket and Trump a sideshow VP. (By the way. Trump was a Democrat until 2008 when he switched to the GOP. Wonder what happened in 2008?)

Oprah, being Oprah, thought it was nice – Trump was just a jerk back then, yet to be a monster – and wrote back. We get the breakdown from CBS News:

 “‘I think he’d written a book and said that he wanted me to be his running mate … if he decided to run, and when I heard that this letter is now going to be a part of a book, I thought, ‘Oh, wasn’t that nice of me to write a note.’

That’s what I thought, because I’m always like, ‘Oh, I should write a note. The person did this, or I should write a note,” she said. ‘So I’m really happy that I wrote a note.'”

Yes, it shows that Oprah Winfrey is very considerate and respectful of others. But she wanted to make it perfectly clear that whatever she wrote back then? N/A now:

“I might have thought it back then. I might have thought it 23 years ago. I’m NOT thinking it today.”

This is the genius in Trump publishing the book “Letters to Trump.” First, he gets to pick the letters. None of the women who served letters from lawyers accusing him of assaulting them will make their way into the book. Additionally, Donald Trump has inserted himself into the “middle of things” forever and will end up with a nice note from Oprah Winfrey because that’s what good people do. They thank others for complimentary feedback.

Yet another thing. There are likely to be glowing letters written by people seeking either money, “partnerships” (in which they could ride all over him with flattery), or world leaders like Kim. Literally everyone knows that all one needs to do is flatter Trump sufficiently, and Trump will give them whatever they need – perhaps except for money or possible embarrassment. This may sound arrogant (well, it IS arrogant), but I suspect that I’m creative enough to come up with compliments that he’s never heard and perhaps even earn a job, presuming that I was capable of that much self-hatred and to the best of my knowledge, I’m not. The other aspect that would put someone on the payroll, high up on the payroll, is the person who proposes an idea to Trump and then very convincingly says that it is Trump that actually thought of it two to three years ago and he was right! But no one acted on it because his staff was so bad. Trump

Anyway. Oprah meant well. She still means well. She just wants it made very clear that she sure isn’t wishing him well!
[email protected], @JasonMiciak


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    • Not an orange man supporter here, but he’s actually allowed to publish the letters because they were given to him, which makes it his property and allows him to do with them as he pleases. I wish that wasn’t the case but they are facts.

      • How about a book “Our Letters to Trump”? Does Trump own those letters from other peoples lawyers to him, such that he could prevent their publishing? How about hate mail he has received?

      • They are his property, he isn’t allowed to publish the without permission. Possession/publication are 2 entirely different things. I quoted some authority on intellectual property that possession of the letter remains with the receiver, publication rights with the sender.

        • Jason, that’s exactly what my intellectual property attorney friend says. When we receive a nice letter, we own that, like a gift. But if we quote any part or all of that note or letter in a book we plan to publish, now we clearly need the person’s written permission. If they don’t respond to our request, it’s no different. You can’t publish another person’s words w/o permission.

      • Actually not true. There’s lots of legal precedence saying that letter writers retain copyright to their correspondence. “A Letter is a Literary Work and ordinarily, the writer is the first owner of Copyright in the contents of such letter. However, the actual physical ownership of the letter belongs to the recipient.”

  1. Please, consign disgraced, twice impeached Trump as President, to the dustbin of history. Quit giving him free press attention as he is a media w**** and doesn’t deserve recognition in any size, form or fashion.

    • We can’t ignore him or MAGA or any of the right-wing extremism. That’s burying our heads in the sand. We need to know what these people are doing so that we can fight back.

  2. I met Trump 28 years ago and we didn’t get along. He insulted me and I almost got physical. The guy was a monster long ago.

    • Shockwave, good to see you, my friend.

      You should consider doing a post on it. That’s a good story. Why don’t you share it with the rest of us?

  3. He’s been an entitled ignorant bully since he was a child. Someday he’s going to get his ass kicked royally. Can’t wait.


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