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One White House official didn’t even know the interview had happened until after it was finished, and when asked about it, replied, “What interview? Today?”
Another aide called the interview “embarrassing.”
President Trump conducted the interview while visiting Mar-a-Lago – his oceanside resort in Palm Beach, Florida, that has been dubbed the “Winter White House.”
Trump's staff reportedly find it harder to control what the president does and sees, especially his daily media intake, when he visits his Florida resort.
“At Mar-a-Lago, anyone who can get within eyesight changes the game,” said a former White House official told The Post.
The president’s former campaign adviser, Roger Stone, said that Mar-a-Lago “allows Trump to be Trump.”
“Nobody tells Donald Trump where he can and cannot go,” Stone said. “The president is able to get a lot of information that is normally blocked from getting to him . . . You don’t have the minders. There is no doubt that he makes more calls.”