If Donald Trump wrote a book on the White House, would you read it?
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If Donald Trump wrote a book on the White House, would you read it?

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President Donald Trump has vehemently denied every aspect of Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Inside the Trump White House," claiming his White House is a well-oiled machine and he's not the bigoted idiot it portrays. Trump pushed back directly against Woodward, saying he's going to "write the real book!" Finally, a well-researched and detailed account from the only person's whose perspective truly matters to President Trump: Trump, himself. Would you read it?

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Some may say Trump's personal tweets, littered with random capitalizations, unusual syntax and sporadically placed punctuation, indicate a less than firm grasp of the English language. But is that just the easy answer? Is Trump not perhaps experimenting with the language à la literary greats like Emily Dickinson or e. e. cummings? Is he not, just maybe, showcasing a mastery of stream of consciousness, writing his own "Ulysses" one tweet at a time? What if he's the Picasso of the modern English language? 

Never mind. That's probably not true. Per The Washington Post

After Trump left the meeting, Woodward recounts, “Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president acted like — and had the understanding of — ‘a fifth- or sixth-grader.’ ”

Trump claims he is consistently misquoted. Could it be possible we have never, as a nation, truly heard our president's voice? If every quote is a falsehood, mayhaps he has the soul of a poet, the spirit of a lyricist, and we have not been blessed to hear him. As he said, if he talked the way he was quoted, he wouldn't have been elected president, right? There's no way, right?

He absolutely talks like that. Per The New York Times:

In particular, Mr. Trump has denied that he called Attorney General Jeff Sessions “mentally retarded” or a “dumb Southerner,” as the book reports. “I said NEITHER, never used those terms on anyone, including Jeff, and being a southerner is a GREAT thing,” the president wrote earlier this week.
But, in fact, Mr. Trump has used the phrase “mentally retarded” on recorded radio shows that have been unearthed this week. And in a previously unreported incident, a journalist who used to interact with Mr. Trump during his days as a real estate developer in New York said this week that he even used the phrase “dumb Southerner” to describe his own in-laws.
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