President Donald Trump, formerly of the White House and now of Florida, is preparing to release a new book of letters that he has received from “some of the biggest names in history over the last 40 years,” he said. your publisher on Thursday.
“From President Richard Nixon to Princess Diana, and from Hillary Clinton to Chairman Kim Jong Un, no book offers a glimpse of history like ‘Letters to Trump,'” reads a note on the website. website from Winning Press Publishing, an imprint co-founded by Donald Trump Jr. The publisher promises 150 pieces of private correspondence to the former host of “The Apprentice” and “Celebrity Apprentice” from all manner of famous people.
President Reagan, Oprah Winfrey, Senator Ted Kennedy, Governor Mario Cuomo, Arnold Palmer, Jay Leno, Liza Minnelli and Regis Philbin are among the correspondents, according to Axios, with Philbin addressing Trump as “My dear Trumpster”. The letters were handpicked by Trump for inclusion and come with comments from the former president.
Winfrey’s letter, written years ago, was in response to a missive from Trump and a supplemental excerpt he had sent her from his 2000 book, “The America We Deserve.”
“At that time I announced that my first choice for vice president would be Oprah Winfrey. Once again, the political elites laughed: Oprah Winfrey! They just don’t understand how many Americans respect and admire Oprah for her intelligence and caring. She has inspired millions of women to improve their lives, go back to school, learn to read, and take responsibility for themselves. If I can’t get Oprah, I’d like someone like her.” Trump wrote in “The America We Deserve”.
“I have to tell you, your comments brought me to tears a bit,” Winfrey responded, according to Axios, also writing, “It’s one thing to try to live a life of integrity, it’s quite another to be noticed by people like you.”
In Trump’s comment, obtained exclusively by the Bullet Point news outlet, he noted: “Unfortunately, once I announced my candidacy for President (for the Republican nomination, in 2015), she never spoke to me again.”
Trump announced his book on Thursday about social truth, writing: “Good news! My new book, ‘LETTERS TO TRUMP’ is available for pre-order today. The most incredible letters I have received in many years.”
Winning Team, also co-founded by former Trump fundraiser Sergio Gor, published Trump’s photo book, “Our Journey Together.”
Trump’s exchange of letters with Kim became public in 2019, when the North Korean leader “said with satisfaction” through the country’s state news agency that he had received a letter “of excellent content” from the commander-in-chief of USA.
“Appreciating President Trump’s power of political judgment and extraordinary courage, Kim Jong Un said he would seriously consider interesting content,” the agency said without elaborating. The White House did not confirm at the time that there had been any correspondence between the leaders.
The existence of the Kim letters surfaced again when Bob Woodward released his audiobook “The Trump Tapes.”
“Nobody else has them. But I want you to treat them with respect. …And don’t say I gave them to you, okay? Trump says on a recording of Woodward as he hands the letters to the reporter. “I think it’s okay. Normally, I wasn’t going to give them (to you).”
When Trump returned 15 boxes of materials to the government in early 2022 — documents he had taken with him when he left office in January 2021 — the contents supposedly included the original copy of a letter former President Obama left him when Trump was sworn in, and letters written to Trump by the North Korean leader.
Trump’s withholding of classified documents is an area of investigation being handled by Justice Department-appointed special counsel Jack Smith.
“Letters to Trump” will cost fans $99 for a hardcover edition or $399 for the same edition with a Trump-signed bookplate. It comes out on April 25.