Leaked Audio Shows Trump Invited Rich Friends To Cabinet Meeting

Trump called the members of his golf club "my real group" and "the special people." What about the nation? What about the American people, Mr. President?

Now, for mere $200,000 a year, you can eavesdrop as President Donald Trump discusses his nuclear plans, attempts to rein in North Korea, or just you know, rant about the media (this is something you can witness him do at rallies and on Twitter).

The president has been hosting world leaders, business men, and supporters at his "winter White House," the Mar-a-Lago. 

A leaked audio, obtained by Politico, has Trump praising the people at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., more than a week after his election win.

"So, this is my real group," Trump said in the tape. "These are the people that came here in the beginning, when nobody knew what this monster was gonna turn out to be, right?"

Trump even invited the members to come watch as he formed his government.

"Tomorrow we're here and Sunday we're here," Trump said. "We’re going to be interviewing everybody — Treasury, we’re going to be interviewing secretary of state. We have everybody coming in — if you want to come around, it’s going to be unbelievable …. so you might want to come along.”

"We’re really working tomorrow. We have meetings every 15, 20 minutes with different people that will form our government."

And sure enough, as Politico reports, "on the Saturday after the cocktail party, Trump met with Mitt Romney, Michelle Rhee, Betsy DeVos, Todd Ricketts, Bob Woodson, Lew Eisenberg and Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. On Sunday, John Gray, Kris Kobach, Wilbur Ross, Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani, Robert Johnson and David McCormick all schlepped out to Bedminster for meetings."

He also thanked the attendants profusely for their support.

"You are the special people," he told them. "You were here before anyone knew it was going to be a success."


At one occasion at Mar-a-Lago, Trump even asked real estate developer Richard LeFrak if he was interested in building the border wall with Mexico.

Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, Jonathan Ernst

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