Woody Harrelson reveals that he had to smoke pot to be able to endure Trump’s narcissistic need for attention at a 2002 dinner.
Noted actor and environmental activist Woody Harrelson told Bill Maher the details of a dinner he had in New York City with Trump.
As Global News reported: “The Texas-born thespian, known for his roles in such TV shows as Cheers and True Detective, made the revelation on Real Time with Bill Maher during an appearance to promote his new film LBJ, about another presidential figure, Lyndon B. Johnson.”
Harrelson explained to Maher that he was “invited” to the dinner by Jesse Ventura who was the governor of Minnesota at the time.
“Back in 2002 I was in New York and he said ‘would you come with me? Trump’s going to try to get me to be his running mate on the 2004 ticket’ – the Democratic ticket,” Harrelson explained.
Maher replied: “right, he [Trump] was a Democrat then.”
Speaking of the dinner itself, Harrelson told Maher:
I went and it was brutal. I never met a more narcissistic man. He talked about himself the whole time.
“So he’s changed a lot?’ Maher interjected.
“You could see the standard he was going to bear from that,” Harrelson responded.
Continuing to discuss the dinner, the Academy Award nominated actor related that:
I had to walk out halfway through, smoke a joint, just to steel myself for the rest of the thing It was brutal.
The Daily Mail reports that Harrelson was likely confused about the date of the dinner.
Harrelson’s recollection may be somewhat confused – or else he’s had more dinners with Trump than he cares to recall.
On Christmas Eve 1998, Trump was photographed alongside both Ventura and Harrelson after the three had dined together.
Ventura had been pushing to get Trump to run for president on the Reform Party ticket during the meal, they said.
However, they didn’t immediately come out and announce their conclusions, instead joking that they had both decided to back Harrelson for president.
You can watch Harrelson discussing Trump on the clip below. The clip begins with Harrelson discussing Pres. Lyndon Baines Johnson and contrasting him with Trump – saying Johnson was vulgar in private – Trump pretty much all the time. [Harrelson plays Johnson in the new movie LBJ and appeared on Bill Maher’s show, in part, to promote the film.]