Trump Calls Author of Tell-All a 'Gofer' - Page 2
Cliff Sims says Trump liked him, wanted him in the room
Posted Jan 29, 2019 11:51 AM CST
- So what does the book claim? That Kellyanne Conway is a leaker, for one, something Sims said he learned due to the way her iMessages were set up, per Jezebel.
- Sims recounts John Kelly blasting his job as chief of staff as the "worst f---ing" one he's ever had. Sims writes that he overheard Trump telling Paul Ryan he "saved [the speaker's] a--" when "you were out there dying like a dog" in Wisconsin.
- But Jezebel notes Sims' portrayal of Melania Trump is an exceedingly positive one, with Sims repeatedly describing her as making moves to protect the president.
- Though Trump dismissed Sims as someone he hardly knew, Elaina Plott spoke with Sims for the Atlantic and paints an opposite picture: That the then-32-year-old joined the White House and ingratiated himself with Trump by doing things like keeping a travel-size bottle of Tresemmé Tres Two hair spray on him and talking to the president about normal stuff. "A level of ease and familiarity developed between the two, such that Trump wanted Sims in the room for meetings on a wide range of issues. ... in likely no other administration would such an obscure staffer see all that Cliff Sims did."
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