Let Trump Be Trump is the title of a book on the president written by two men who advised his campaign, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie. The Washington Post got an early look at the book, which will be released Tuesday, and cobbles together anecdotes on what "being Trump" means. One that's getting attention, as in the Guardian article: the president's diet, at least while on the campaign trail. "On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, and Diet Coke," reads a line. (As for McDonald's, the Guardian repeats a source's description of Trump's standing order while campaigning: two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fishes, and a chocolate milkshake.) Lewandowski and Bossie write that Trump refused to eat snacks from any already opened package, ostensibly over concerns about germs.
And so the plane was stocked with many packages of Oreos, Vienna Fingers, potato chips, and pretzels. The Post calls the book a "largely admiring portrait," with the vitriol largely reserved for Paul Manafort, whom Lewandowski credits with getting him booted from the campaign. He recalls Trump hearing that Manafort said Trump should no longer appear on the Sunday shows, followed by Trump becoming enraged and demanding the pilot of the helicopter he was flying in drop to a lower altitude so he could phone Manafort. In the book's telling, an expletive-ridden call followed. Though it likely wasn't the case with that call, the men write that Trump's "wrath is never intended as any personal offense, but sometimes it can be hard not to take it that way." The Post has more here; more on how Trump's diet has reportedly improved here.