Trump thinks his staff waste too much time arguing over who loves him the most

  • Marie Claire is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission on some of the items you choose to buy.
  • Right, okay

    Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

    Donald Trump quotes never cease to amaze us – from the time he appeared to quote Legally Blonde‘s Elle Woods during a speech of his own, to the moment he was caught on camera making comments about Brigitte Macron’s body.

    But a leaked transcript of an interview with the US President shows that he’s still on a roll when it comes to spouting out questionable ‘facts’.

    Trump was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and Politico managed to get hold of the whole thing from start to finish, and it becomes apparent that he is on a mission to express how much his staff and everyone else ‘love’ him.

    ‘Number one, [the Justice Department] should go after the leakers in intelligence. I don’t mean the White House stuff where they’re fighting over who loves me the most, OK? It’s just stupid people doing that,’ he laughs.

    Later on he also discusses how adoring his supporters are when talking about a speech he made to the Boy Scouts. He contests the Wall Street Journal interviewer about the reaction to the speech, stating that there was not a mixed reaction. In Trumps eyes, everyone loved it.

    The interviewer says: ‘They seemed to get a lot of feedback from former scouts… it seemed mixed.’

    Trump replies: ‘They loved it. It wasn’t – it was no mix.’

    The interviewer retorts: ‘You got a good reaction inside the arena, that’s right.’

    However, Trump is having none of it, saying: ‘That was a standing ovation… from the time I walked out on the stage – because  know. And by the way, I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you missed. There was no mix there.

    ‘That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.’

    Well if Trump says so.

    Reading now