President Donald Trump was "horrified" after winning the 2016 election and his wife Melania was upset to the point of tears, according to a newly released book excerpt.
A portion of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" was published by New York Magazine Wednesday. In it, Wolff wrote that Trump expected to lose and never even wanted to be president.
"Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears — and not of joy," Wolff wrote.
"There was, in the space of little more than an hour, in Steve Bannon's not unamused observation, a befuddled Trump morphing into a disbelieving Trump and then into a horrified Trump. But still to come was the final transformation: Suddenly, Donald Trump became a man who believed that he deserved to be, and was wholly capable of being, the president of the United States."
Bannon reportedly bashed Trump and people around him on several occasions. Trump and the White House responded Wednesday by trying to talk down Bannon's role on the campaign and in the White House, where he worked until last August.
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