After former President Donald Trump recently made an announcement that he would release a book of letters sent to him by fellow celebrities.
Trump has gotten the celebs squealing
He seemed to find the humor in how many famous people were effusive in praising him before he became liberal media public enemy No. 1.
“I think they’re going to see a very fascinating life,” Trump told Breitbart about the book, before joking: “I knew them all — and every one of them kissed my a–, and now I only have half of them kissing my a–.”
It turns out Trump has got them squealing about their displeasure before the book is even released. According to a Friday report in Newsweek, representatives for both Hillary Clinton and Jay Leno have gone on record saying they didn’t give permission for their correspondence to be used in “Letters to Trump,” set to be published on April 25 — and neither celeb seemed to be happy about it.
“A colorful photo book captures the incredible, and oftentimes private correspondence, between President Donald J. Trump and some of the biggest names in history throughout the past 40 years!” a media release from the book’s publisher, Winning Team Publishing, trumpeted.
The letters come from both Trump’s years in the White House as well as his life pre-presidency, when he was simply an international celebrity, according to Breitbart.
“From President Richard Nixon, to Princess Diana, and from Hillary Clinton, to Chairman Kim Jong Un, no book offers a glimpse into history quite like LETTERS TO TRUMP!”
According to Newsweek, “[Jay] Leno’s representatives were quick to confirm they had not granted Trump permission.”
“Jay did not release, nor authorize any use of any letter to Mr. Trump,” a representative from Leno’s production company stated.
The two had been close in the past, it’s worth noting.
“Leno and Trump were seemingly friends at a point as Leno spoke on Trump’s behalf in January 2007 when Trump received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Newsweek reported.
“Trump was also a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on several occasions between 1997 and 2010, and he was also a guest on the short-lived The Jay Leno Show.”