Brexit? 'Huh?' 5 Head-Scratching Things We Learned From Donald Trump's Latest Interview
The 2016 GOP Convention is officially less than one month away, but Donald Trump is still surprising us.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter columnist Michael Wolff, Trump waxed on his friendships (“Rupert Murdoch is a tremendous guy”) and his voting record (did he ever vote for Bill Clinton? “I don’t want to say.”).
He only visits his California home once a year – but the freezer is still stocked.
Trump’s Beverly Hills mansion is an impressive colonial-style home, ranking in at 10,400-square feet across two buildings. He only visits it once a year.
The media mogul was at the home, which is across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, to attend rallies ahead of California’s primary. And, despite the fact that he gets so little use of it, himself, Trump had the fridge stocked with his favorites, according to Wolff: vanilla Haagen-Dazs ice cream and water bottles.
He’s currently reading a book about Hillary Clinton.
Trump read a book about “Crooked Hillary?” Don’t scoff – it’s happening! The businessman told Wolff that he’s currently reading a book about the Democratic frontrunner by author Ed Klein – likely his most recent on Clinton, 2015’s Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary.
“And I’m reading the book on Richard Nixon that was, well, I’ll get you the exact information on it,” Trump revealed of what else is on his bookshelf. “I’m reading a book that I’ve read before, it’s one of my favorite books, All Quiet on the Western Front, which is one of the greatest books of all time.”
He might use a teleprompter during the GOP convention – but he’s not happy about it.
Trump told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s proud of the fact that he rarely relies on a teleprompter – a skill that helps him work the crowd.
“You got to look at them in the eye. Have you ever seen me speak in front of a large group of people? Have you ever watched?” Trump asked Wolff, noting of his previous time on television, “You have to have a natural ability.”
He acquiesced, however, that he will likely have to use a teleprompter at his acceptance speech at this summer’s GOP Convention in Cleveland.
He’s not exactly well-versed on the “Brexit”
“And Brexit? Your position?” Wolff asked.
“Huh?” Trump retorted.
“The Brits leaving the EU,” Wolff eventually explained, finally prompting, “Oh yeah, I think they should leave.”
Brexit is shorthand for the U.K. leaving the European Union, a decision that will be made during June 23’s referendum.
He doesn’t necessarily know who Peter Thiel is – but he loves him.
Wolff said that Trump needed to be reminded who Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire who backed Hulk Hogan‘s Gawker lawsuit, was before ultimately deciding that their connection was his daughter Ivanka Trump‘s husband Jared Kushner.
“Wow, I love him! So he funded it for Hulk Hogan? You think Hulk Hogan would have enough money, but he probably doesn’t,” Trump commented, before bragging about his social media prowess.