Tim O’Brien writes for Bloomberg:
Donald Trump was at the steering wheel as we drove through the rain together on a New Jersey highway in 2005. He had recently considered taking the stage to play a politician in the Broadway comedy “La Cage aux Folles,” but he had other things on his mind as he glanced over at me.
“I have one asset that I think nobody else has. And that’s that if somebody writes about me badly, I sort of own my own newspaper in a way. Like I went after you on the ‘Today’ show,” he told me. “I do have the ability to fight back in the media. I can say that, ‘You, Tim, is not smart. Is a terrible guy.’”
“A total whack job,” I suggested, since he’d used that one before. He finished off his primer with a flourish: “People don’t want to read about a negative Trump. I really believe that.”
The rest of the column opines that Twitter has nothing to fear from Trump, but I only skimmed it because I had to do a search on this La Cage Aux Folles claim. So far I’m finding nothing so this might be the first time anybody has heard about it.
Trump’s addicted to Twitter and “revels in mainlining his thoughts into the American conversation and absorbing all the responses back into his own bloodstream. Twitter is Trump’s drug of choice, and addicts don’t break their habits so easily.” https://t.co/5KUbtiHWFI
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) May 28, 2020