Back in 2018, Donald Trump told his then press secretary Sarah Sanders that she needed to “go to North Korea and take one for the team” after Kim Jong-un winked at her during a White House summit in Singapore.
“Kim Jong-un hit on you!” Trump declared clearly delighted Sanders wrote in her new memoir. “He did! He f*cking hit on you!”
Sanders’s memoir, “Speaking for Myself” is scheduled to be released next Tuesday.
The Guardian was able to get an early copy of the book and reports that the book is a “paean to the president by a loyal follower with the subtitle Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House.”
Despite being a Trump supporter, Sanders does describe misogynistic behavior by Trump and senior aides.
The incident with Kim, Sanders describes a session where the dictator “reluctantly” took a Tic Tac from Trump who “dramatically blew into the air to reassure Kim it was just a breath mint” and not a capsule of poison.
Sanders shares that Trump and Kim spoke about women’s soccer. She says that she looked up to “to notice Kim staring at me. We made direct eye contact and Kim nodded and appeared to wink at me. I was stunned. I quickly looked down and continued taking notes. All I could think was, ‘What just happened? Surely Kim Jong-un did not just mark me!?’”
She writes that later in the day in the presidential limousine, known as “The Beast,” Sanders shared the incident with Trump and then chief of staff, John Kelly.
“Kim Jong-un hit on you!” Trump said. “He did! He fucking hit on you!” Sanders says that she told Trump that was not what she meant and asked him “sir, please stop.”
Kelly then chimed a supported Trump’s comments.
Trump then told her: “Well, Sarah, that settles it. You’re going to North Korea and taking one for the team! Your husband and kids will miss you, but you’ll be a hero to your country!”
Sanders said the two men then “howled with laughter.”
Sanders also details other aspects of Trump’s North Korea policy, including visits with NBA legend Dennis Rodman, who has established an unusual relationship with Kim. She also writes about the May 2018 release of Americans that were formerly held by Pyongyang.
This is hardly the first instance in which a new book release has revealed some interesting tidbits about President Donald Trump’s odd behavior.
According to Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer/fixer, in his new book, “Disloyal: A Memoir,” Trump’s dislike for former President Obama was so strong that he hired a “Faux-Bama” to act in a video Trump wanted to have produced . In the video Trump “ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him.”
CNN obtained a copy of the book and reports that Michael Cohen doesn’t reveal the name of the man, who was hired to play President Obama or give specific details about when the incident took place, but Cohen did include a photo of the incident.
The photo shows Donald Trump sitting behind his desk facing a black man wearing a suit, with a book on the desk with Obama’s name on it.
Cohen claims he is prepared to “unleash on Trump” and describes Trump as “a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man.” He adds that Trump sought the presidency for personal financial gain.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement that Cohen “is a disgraced felon, and disbarred lawyer, who has lied to Congress” and that Cohen “has lost all credibility” and is trying “to profit off lies” with the book.
It seems as if insiders are coming forward with more inside information about Donald Trump and his administration on a regular basis, so this almost certainly will not be the last insider we hear from, especially heading into the general election in November.