Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America by Maggie Haberman:
On August 13, Alex Burns and I published a story about the latest stage of dysfunction in the Trump campaign. Those who had tried over the spring and early summer to focus the candidate—including getting him to read prepared speeches and avoid the off-the-cuff musings that caused so much trouble—had effectively given up. “Advisers who once hoped a Pygmalion-like transformation would refashion a crudely effective political showman into a plausible American president now increasingly concede that Mr. Trump may be beyond coaching,” we wrote.
Trump was infuriated by the article, tearing into Manafort after reading it. “You treat me like a baby,” Trump screamed at him. “Am I a fucking baby, Paul?”
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