President Donald Trump might pull the plug on a post-Brexit trade deal with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May if he is not invited to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, controversial author Michael Wolff told The Daily Mail on Sunday.
"He doesn't like being snubbed and wants to be the center of attention all the time," said Wolff, while promoting his salacious book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."
"Trump's foreign policy doctrine is simple: you Brits suck up to him and enlist in whatever geopolitical fantasy he has going, he'll give you what you want – though only if it doesn't hurt him. It is not so much vengeance, rather 'you flatter me, and I'll flatter you.'"
An invite to the royal wedding in May is unlikely, because Prince Harry "recently conducted a fawning interview with Barack Obama" and "Ms. Markle also is a big fan of Trump's defeated rival Hillary Clinton," according to The Mail.
Also, Wolff claims, any official state visit to the U.K. will be just another opportunity for President Trump's international self-aggrandizement.
"He sees the Queen in reality TV show terms," Wolff told The Mail. "That's the Trump modus operandi. He will try to Trumpalise the Queen and Buckingham Palace."
Among the other claims Wolff made in promoting his book with The Mail:
- "The White House had become a 'madhouse' under the current regime – and warned it was 'getting madder,'" the paper wrote, paraphrasing Wolff's remarks.
- Wolff claimed he once had to explain Brexit to then-candidate Trump: "I interviewed Trump two weeks before your 2016 referendum and he had no idea what Brexit was."
- President Trump and first lady Melania have separate bedrooms, Wolff claims: "The arrangement of a man who has spent his life chasing women."
- Wolff concluded President Trump would not use nuclear weapons against North Korea, because: "He always asks, 'What's in it for me?' He wouldn't get anything from pressing the button."
President Trump and the White House have repeatedly bashed Wolff's "really boring and untruthful book," including in a tweet Friday.
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