Trump Gets Into Pissing Match With Own Biographer
On Friday, Harry Hurt III—who authored the 1993 Trump biography Lost Tycoon, which includes accusations that Trump raped his ex-wife Ivana—approached Trump on his golf course to congratulate him on his mad victory. According to an account Hurt posted on Facebook on Saturday, Trump responded to the nicety by criticizing the unflattering book as untrue. When Hurt responded that the book’s contents were “all true,” Trump told him his presence at the club was “inappropriate” and that he should leave.
So, Trump’s a vindictive asshole. That’s nothing new. But:
Hurt had come to the course in the first place to play in a golf “foursome” with David Koch, GOP donor John Damgard, and someone else. Hurt claimed that he only congratulated Trump, “out of courtesy and respect for the office of the President of the United States.” Damgard told Politico that the Trump biographer wanted to impress his lady friend, whom he’d brought with him to the course.
According to Hurt’s account, Koch was “appalled” by Trump’s remarks, and my favorite part of this whole story, indeed the only part of it I like at all, is that when Hurt was getting ready to call an Uber and let the rest of the players finish their game, Koch reportedly told him, “No, we came as a foursome and we’ll leave as a foursome.”
So, at least two owners of the GOP got to watch Trump try and throw his weight around, and they don’t sound very impressed. I’m wondering if Trump realizes he supposed to be working for Koch, not the other way around. Maybe in-between killing the public library system, Koch can try and start a war in the GOP ranks.