Author Who Interviewed Trump Offers Examples Of Cognitive Issues | EUROtoday

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The writer of a brand new Donald Trump guide who has spoken out in regards to the former president’s “severe memory issues” supplied some alarming examples on Tuesday.

Ramin Setoodeh, who interviewed Trump six occasions after he left workplace in 2021, instructed CNN’s Kaitlan Collins that there have been factors throughout these periods when Trump appeared to assume he nonetheless had some presidential powers.

“There was one day where he told me he needed to go upstairs to deal with Afghanistan, even though he clearly didn’t,” he mentioned.

Collins appeared shocked.

“He told you that, while you were interviewing him at Trump Tower, he told you he needed to go upstairs to deal with Afghanistan?” she requested.

“With the, quote, ‘the Afghanistan,’ is how he referred to it,” Setoodeh mentioned.

In one other occasion, he mentioned Trump instructed an simply debunked story about his first run for workplace.

“He confidently told me, and declared, that Joan Rivers voted for him when he ran for president,” Setoodeh mentioned. “And Joan Rivers died in 2014.”

Trump didn’t seem on a poll till 2016.

Setoodeh additionally confirmed that Trump was “meandering and confusing” throughout interviews, and didn’t keep in mind being interviewed by Setoodeh beforehand regardless of their a number of conversations.

“He goes from one story to the next. He struggles with the chronology of events. He seems very upset that he wasn’t respected by certain celebrities in the White House. And then he’d go to a story about ‘The Apprentice,’” he mentioned, including that these points make it “very challenging” to interview the previous president.

Setoodeh’s guide, “Apprentice in Wonderland,” is out this week.

The Trump marketing campaign has denied the allegations of cognitive points, and mentioned Trump didn’t keep in mind Setoodeh as a result of he’s “a nobody and insignificant” and “never made an impression.”