In new book, Trump says New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman is like his ‘psychiatrist’


  • Donald Trump once said that New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman was like his “psychiatrist.”

  • Haberman said Trump treats many people like his psychiatrist, but “few people really know him.”

  • Haberman covered Trump’s presidency extensively and interviewed him for his forthcoming book.

Former President Donald Trump said reporter Maggie Haberman was like his “psychiatrist” in one of his interviews, according to Haberman’s new book.

Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, conducted a series of interviews with Trump for his forthcoming book, The Confidence Man: The Birth of Donald Trump and the Fall of America.

“I love being with her. She’s like my psychiatrist,” Trump told his aide during one of their interviews, gesturing to Haberman. Told. Atlantic.

Haberman wrote that it was insightful but “a nonsensical line, almost certainly meant to be flattering,” to The Atlantic.

“In reality, he treats everyone like his own psychiatrist: reporters, government aides, members of Congress, friends, pseudo-friends, rally attendees, White House staff, clients, etc. All provide an opportunity for him to vent or test his reaction, or assess how his statements are being carried out, or discover how he feels.” Haberman writes according to excerpts.

A Times reporter who has covered Trump’s presidency extensively wrote that he was often asked to “decode” Trump’s actions, but “in the end, few people really know him.” ”.

“He worked things out in real time in front of all of us. Along the way, he reorganized entire nations to respond to his moods and emotions,” Haberman wrote. “Some people know him better than others, but he is often simple and purely opaque, able to read the meaning and depth of every action, no matter how hollow people may be.” I can.

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