Former President Bill Clinton reportedly “casually encouraged” Donald Trump to run for the White House just months before he launched his presidential campaign, according to a New York Times reporter’s tell-all memoir.
In her new book, author Amy Chozick claims Clinton spoke with Trump about a potential presidential bid less than a year before the campaign began; discussing the issue over a round of golf at Trump National Golf Course.
“Less than a year before the campaign started, Bill and Trump golfed together at Trump National. Bill casually encouraged Trump to run, thinking his candidacy would roil the Republican field,” Chozick wrote.
“For all his political foresight, Bill spent most of the primaries oblivious that this reality TV schmo could win the Republican nomination,” she adds.
“Bill saw genius in Trump’s economic populism and understood he was the perfect candidate for what Clinton called the ‘Instagram election’ – an era when voters wanted only bite-sized solutions,” Chozick wrote. “Hillary didn’t do bite-size.”
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