NYT's Maggie Haberman: Trump Thought The Presidency Would Be Like Being Mayor of New York


New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman talks about her relationship with the president and explains why Trump can't exist without the media on NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'

"His view of executive power was created in the 1980s," she said. "He's got this weird 'preserved in amber' thing, where his cultural references are all about, like, TIME Magazine, and movies and celebrities from a certain period of time."

"And that was 1980s New York, which was a pretty corrupt city government, where he was a real estate developer, and laws and regulations existed to get around," she explained. "And that's what he thought it was going to be like. He thought he was going to be mayor of the country. That's not what it is. It is much harder."

"He can't go more than a few days without seeing his name in the news," she also said. "There's this thing he does, he loves sitting in the dining room next to the Oval Office, wherever he is tweeting from, and he'll be watching television, he'll tweet and then see the news change. And he's suddenly on the screen."

"He loves that cause and effect," she added. "He can't exist without the media."

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