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Woody Harrelson said his dinner conversation with Trump was so bad he had to go smoke

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Woody Harrelson, Oscar-nominee, recently revealed in an interview with Esquire how he could not get through an uninterrupted conversation with Trump back in the early 2000s prior to him becoming president.

Harrelson, shared that his friend Jesse Ventura,invited him to eat with the businessman and future first lady Melania Trump at the Trump Hotel. According to Harrelson, Trump was interested in having Ventura as a running mate for the 2004 Democratic ticket.

“And it was, let me tell you, a brutal dinner,” Harrelson said in the article, “Two and a half hours.”

The 58-year-old said the conversation was unbearable because he could barely get a word in.



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“Now, at a fair table with four people, each person is entitled to 25 percent of the conversation, right?” he said. “I’d say Melania got about 0.1 percent, maybe. I got about 1 percent. And the governor, Jesse, he got about 3 percent. Trump took the rest.”

Harrelson admitted he hat to go outside for a break to endure the entire conversation.

“It got so bad I had to go outside and burn one before returning to the monologue monopoly,” he said. “Listen, I came up through Hollywood, so I’ve seen narcissists. This guy was beyond. It blew my mind.”

Harrelson did share that Trump “did say one thing that was interesting, though.”

“He said, ‘You know, I’m worth four billion dollars,’ or maybe he said five billion dollars—one of those numbers, I forget,” he said. “‘But when I die, no matter how much it is, I know my kids are going to fight over it.’ That was the one true statement he made that night, and I thought, OK, yeah, that’s pretty cool.”

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