New Book Details Trump Shouting at Manafort During Campaign: ‘Am I a F***ing Baby?’


There’s a new book coming out tomorrow called Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency––written by Bloomberg Businessweek’s Joshua Green––which contains details of a reported fight between then-candidate Donald Trump and ex-campaign chair Paul Manafort.

The Daily Mail‘s report today previewing Green’s book says the fight came about “over a news report which said Trump’s advisers did TV interviews to get his attention because he watches so much cable.”

This, from the New York Times, is apparently the report in question, headlined “Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Donald Trump’s Tongue.”

Apparently as a result of seeing that report about the concerns of aides in dealing with the candidate (even going on TV to reach out to him), Trump himself confronted Manafort:

Trump shouted at Manafort: ‘How can anybody allow an article that says your campaign is all f***ed up?

‘You think you’ve gotta go on TV to talk to me? You treat me like a baby!

‘Am I like a baby to you? I sit there like a little baby and watch TV and you talk to me? Am I a f***ing baby, Paul?’

The room ‘fell silent’, ‘Devil’s Bargain’ says.

Manafort stepped down days later in a move that was apparently “hastened” by a report that came out about how “he had been paid $12.7 million from a pro Russian party from Ukraine.”

Devil’s Bargain comes out tomorrow.

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