Top Journalists Just Leaked The Childish Notes Trump Has Been Sending Them

The notoriously thin-skinned President Trump began trolling journalists long before he ran for President — even before he had a Twitter account to abuse. Among the media, The Donald’s habit of sending petty handwritten notes used to be an inside joke about a fragile egomaniac with too much time on his hands.

Now that Trump inhabits Oval Office, however, these notes provide disturbing insight into the fragile psyche of a man who cannot tolerate even the slightest criticism.

Today, Politico published the below notes, written by Trump on printed articles and mailed to the journalists or editors who published them:

In response to a 2011 Yahoo article in which Chris Moody reported that Newsmax had cancelled a Trump-moderated debate because no candidate agreed to attend, Trump sent the writer the above note, which read:

Chris—
Bad Reporting
Bad Reporter
Donald Trump
No “why”!

When Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi wrote that Trump was on his best behavior at a gala for New York’s Republican elite, he took the time to send what appears to be a sarcastic note:

Olivia—
Thank you—
So Nice!
Donald Trump

To Justin Elliot’s Salon article that accurately predicted Trump would be able to hide his financial holdings in the event of a presidential run, Trump sent a note that continues to prove more ironic by the day:

Justin—
I have no problem—I would, in fact, file early—
You will be very surprised—
Best Wishes
Donald Trump


Trump seems to have taken extra offense to Juli Weiner’s Vanity Fair piece that mocked Trump for his ongoing tease that he may run for president in 2012. He went over Weiner’s head, straight to editor Graydon Carter with a note fit for a middle school playground, complete with in-article annotations:

Graydon—
I know far more about you than you know about me—you never got the “Trump Thing.” As one of your writers recently said, “Graydon doesn’t like you.”

Best Wishes,
Donald Trump
I’ve never talked about how “Spy” wentbust—it didn’t outlast my countdown.
Here are the annotations:
Bad writer! [pointing to Wiener’s name]
Bad picture (no surprise) [Pointing to a photo of himself] 
Tell that to the crowds. See ratings + polls. [Referring to a description of himself as “tiresome”]
Thanks for the advice [Pointing to “March 2011 is not really the time for mudslinging”] 
Not allowed! [Pointing to “It’s time to hire a better ersatz exploratory committee”] 
Oh really! [Pointing to idea that he is “pretending to be” interested in interested in appealing to a diverse electorate] 
And who is Ben Smith? [Pointing to politico’s Ben Smith] 
And plenty of wholes— [Pointing to to assertion that he “owns parts of” real estate investments] 

In this 2005 gem, Trump is in top pettiness form. Trump had written a nasty letter to the New York Times, criticizing the paper for a positive review of Mark Singer’s Character Studies, which included a negative profile of Trump. The attack from Trump brought a sharp increase in sales of Singer’s book, which prompted the tongue-in-cheek appreciation letter with an enclosed royalty check from the author. Trump sent it back with this note, which a third grader might describe as way immature.:

Mark—
You are a total loser—and your book (and writings) sucks!
Best Wishes
Donald
P.S. And I hear it is selling badly
D

In case you’re wondering. Yes, Trump absolutely cashed the check. Of course he did.

We now have proof. Twitter did not turn Trump into a petulant child. He has always been this way.

Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!

Sheila Norton

SHEILA NORTON IS A WRITER WITH TEN YEARS OF CAPITOL HILL EXPERIENCE. SUBSCRIBE TO THE OD ACTION EMAIL TO GET ALL THE HOTTEST NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX EVERY DAY AT www.odaction.com


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