From the forthcoming book Fire & Fury by Michael Wolff, once a Guardian columnist who conducted conversations and interviews over 18 months with the president and most members of his senior staff an idea encouraged by the president himself, Wolff.writes:
"Trump never wanted to live in the White House. His primary objective, was not to win the 2016 election. Instead, he planned to leverage the loss and build his media brand."
"Trump preferred to be in bed by 6.30pm, watching his three televisions, eating a cheeseburger and making telephone calls to friends and confidants."
"Much of the president’s daily conversation was a repetitive rundown of what various anchors and hosts had said about him."
"Everybody was painfully aware of the increasing pace of his repetitions. It used to be inside of 30 minutes he’d repeat, word-for-word and expression-for-expression, the same three stories – now it was within 10 minutes."