Trump has lashed out at a report painting a bleak image of his post-presidency life.
The former US president is furious over a report that quotes multiple sources within his circle giving a cruel and miserable account of his post-presidency life.
The sources claimed to New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi that the 76-year-old former president’s world has gotten ‘so small’ and that he barely leaves Mar-a-Lago these days.
The quotes from Trump world paint the former president as an isolated figure who didn’t want to run for the White House again – but had to keep to his word to ‘prove the haters wrong.’
‘It seems like a joke,’ an ex–Trump loyalist and former White House official said. ‘It feels like he’s going through the motions because he said he would.’
He has not traveled outside of Florida since he announced his third bid for office last month, according to the sources, and has held none of his trademark rallies since his long-anticipated announcement, according to Daily Mail
His campaign claims that the former president plans to start laying more of a groundwork for his policy proposals for 2024 as well as building out his campaign team and ramping up his media interviews.
Trump has thus commented in a Monday Truth Social post about the report and brought into question the credibility of Nuzzi.
‘The Fake & Corrupt News is only getting worse!’
‘As an example, I agreed to do a short telephone interview for a once very good, but now on its ‘last legs’ and failing, New York Magazine.
‘The reporter was a shaky & unattractive wack job, known as ‘tough’ but dumb as a rock, who actually wrote a decent story about me a long time ago. Her name, Olivia Nuzzi,’ he wrote.
‘Anyway the story was Fake News, her ‘anonymous sources’ don’t exist (true with many writers), and I’m happily fighting hard for our GREAT USA!’
A few hours after the post from Trump, Nuzzi responded with a subtweet that had no text and simply included two images of the ex-president staring at the sun during a solar eclipse.
Sources claim in some brutal quotes that Trump mostly keeps to himself, staying within the walls of his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida besides leaving to play golf at his club in Doral.
‘He just goes, plays golf, comes back, and f***s off,’ one adviser told Nuzzi. ‘He has retreated to the golf course and to Mar-a-Lago.’