Former president Donald trump threatened to sue over new book detailing his alleged praise for Adolf Hitler … according to the author, Michael bender, who says he was summoned to Mar-a-Lago for a tête-à-tête.
Bender joined us on Tuesday on “TMZ Live” to discuss “Frankly, We Won This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Loses” – and he told us how Trump first tried to gently spin the ball. content of his book. .. before taking a more hardcore approach.
The WSJ reporter says Trump invited him twice to Mar-a-Lago after he left office … and while the ex-Prez was kind to his time, Michael says there was also a threatening language involved.
As we have reported … Bender’s book claims that Trump was visiting Europe in 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, when at some point during the trip Trump s ‘is turned towards his then chief of staff, the general. John F. Kelly and would have said, “Well, Hitler did a lot of good things.” Kelly would have pushed back.
Bender claims Trump’s response to Hitler’s alleged conversation was to call it libelous in their face-to-face meeting … which he saw as the signal for a possible trial if it made its way into the book. .
Of course, he included it … and told us why he was extremely confident, despite the threat.
Michael also shares his reading on Trump’s potential presidential candidate in 2024 … he says his book makes it clear what Trump looks like as president and candidate, and he thinks the GOP has a tough choice to make.