Trump says that if he had to do it all over again, he still would run for president: Haberman book

Former President Donald Trump says that running for president was good for him in upcoming book by New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman

Updated: September 25, 2022 - 6:35pm

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Former President Donald Trump says that looking back, he would still have run for president and that it was good for him, according to an upcoming book by New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman. 

"The question I get asked more than any other question: 'If you had it to do again, would you have done it?' The answer is, yeah, I think so. Because here's the way I look at it. I have so many rich friends and nobody knows who they are," Trump said in an excerpt published in The Atlantic.

The excerpt was from one of three interviews that Trump gave Haberman after he left the White House, according to The Hill. 

Haberman became well known for covering Donald Trump during both of his campaigns and during his time at the White House. Trump loved doing interviews with Haberman and referred to her as "like my psychiatrist," The Hill reported. 

"It was a meaningless line, almost certainly intended to flatter, the kind of thing he has said about the power of release he got from his Twitter feed or other interviews he has given over the years," Haberman said regarding Trump's psychiatrist comment. 

"The reality is that he treats everyone like they are his psychiatrists — reporters, government aides, and members of Congress, friends and pseudo-friends and rally attendees and White House staff and customers," she went on. "All present a chance for him to vent or test reactions or gauge how his statements are playing or discover how he is feeling. He works things out in real time in front of all of us."

Haberman's book, titled "Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America," is set to be released Oct. 4. 

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