To follow up our coverage of President Barack Obama’s quotes about reading from last year, we wanted to gather some of President Donald Trump’s best quotes about reading, writing, writers, and just general book stuff. Tony Schwartz and Trump’s book The Art of the Deal has a solid 4.6 out of 5 star rating on Amazon, so that’s saying something.
Without further ado, here are President Donald J. Trump’s most memorable quotes regarding the literary world.
1. “Well, you know, I love to read. Actually, I’m looking at a book, I’m reading a book, I’m trying to get started.” – Speaking to Tucker Carlson.
2. “I’ve read hundreds of books about China over the decades. I know the Chinese. I’ve made a lot of money with the Chinese. I understand the Chinese mind.” – The Art of the Deal
3. “I read passages, I read areas, chapters, I don’t have the time. When was the last time I watched a baseball game? I’m watching you [Megyn Kelly] all the time.” – Speaking to Megyn Kelly.
4. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognised more and more, I notice.” – 2017 Black History Month remarks at the White House.
5. “My people keep telling me I shouldn’t write letters like this to critics. The way I see it, critics get to say what they want to about my work, so why shouldn’t I be able to say what I want to about theirs?” – The Art of the Deal
6. “They don’t write good. They have people over there, like Maggie Haberman and others, they don’t—they don’t write good. They don’t know how to write good.” – Speaking to Sean Hannity.
7. “It really doesn’t matter what they write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.” – In a 1991 interview with Esquire.
8. “I like a lot of books. I like reading books. I don’t have the time to read very much now in terms of the books, but I like reading them.” – Speaking to Axion reporters Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen
9. [A business executive warning against China] said, “I’d like to send you a report.” He said, “I’d love to be able to send you”—oh boy, he’s got a lengthy report, hundreds of pages. . . . I said, “Do me a favor: Don’t send me a report. Send me, like, three pages.” – The Washington Post
10. “I know words. I have the best words.” – At a campaign stop in South Carolina, December 2015.
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