Donald Trump is releasing more than 150 letters from world history luminaries such as Richard Nixon, Kim Jong Un and Oprah Winfrey, the former US president and his publisher said on Thursday.
The “Letters to Trump” collection documents the “incredible, and often private” correspondence between Trump and foreign leaders, media personalities, athletes and captains of industry.
“What do presidents, royals, celebrities and business titans have in common? They all love Donald Trump,” Sergio Gore, founder of Winning Team Publishing, said in a statement to AFP.
“Long before he entered politics, Donald Trump led an extraordinary life. No book illuminates his iconic relationship like ‘Letters to Trump,’ and we’re thrilled to be able to share it with our readers.” Are.”
Due to be released next month, the book spans four decades of correspondence, revealing that Winfrey told the 76-year-old Republican leader back in 2000: “Too bad we’re not running for office. Will the team Is!”
The TV mogul wrote to Trump – who is running to become the next president – that she sent him an excerpt from her book “The America We Deserve”, saying she would be his ideal vice president.
Winfrey, 69, reportedly told Trump that his comments made her “cry a little bit”, according to US politics website Axios.
“It’s one thing to try to make an honest living—yet it’s another thing to notice people like yourself,” she reportedly whispers.
Each letter is accompanied by commentary from Trump, who writes that he finds Winfrey “wonderful,” according to Axios, but complains that “she never spoke to me again” when he made his bid for the White House in 2015. declare.
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Many of the missives, hand-picked by the billionaire, come from fellow titans of pop culture at a time when he cut a more glamorous, less divisive figure in Manhattan as a property magnate and reality TV star.
Michael Jackson, Clint Eastwood and Shaquille O’Neal all loom large in the 320-page hardback, as does Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, who died last September.
Other letters come from past presidents Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and there is never-before-seen correspondence with President Xi Jinping of China and Kim of North Korea.
Trump’s exchange with Kim famously prompted the former president to tell a rally in one of his more eccentric moments that he and the authoritarian leader “fell in love.”
Kim’s messages were among a cache of confidential government papers found at Trump’s Florida mansion last year that he has been accused of falsifying from the White House, prompting an FBI raid and an ongoing criminal investigation.
“Letters from Trump” — retailing for $99, or $399 for a signed copy — comes out April 25.
Trump described the collection on his microblogging platform Truth Social Thursday as “the most incredible letter I’ve received in years”.
Last year Winning Team Publishing, which was co-founded by Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr., released the Republican firebrand’s coffee-table photo book, “Our Journey Together,” which earned $20 million in sales. Did.