President Trump spoke to reporters on Wednesday evening to promote his book celebrating key moments of his presidency. Another 100,000 copies are on sale this month, after production was slowed by supply chain delays
Former President Trump ripped into journalists for asking soft questions during his successor Joe Biden's White House press conference on Wednesday evening.
'The questions are lovely. I wish they asked me questions so nicely like that and they're almost apologising for ... asking the question,' he told a small group of reporters by telephone from his home at Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
He was promoting his coffee table book 'Our Journey Together. It is back on sale after supply chain problems hit its production after selling out its first 200,000 copies.
It features photographs of Trump with Queen Elizabeth II, Trump striding purposefully from Marine One and Trump in the White House situation room on the night 'we got Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,' the leader of ISIS.
It also allows him to settle scores, with biting captions that ding political enemies ranging from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
And during the 20-minute interview he hinted at plans for a new, tell-all book, played down reports of a rift with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and said his book showed how how own achievements stacked up against the report card that Biden presented during the press conference.
The book includes key meetings with world leaders such as the moment he shook hands with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in 2018 in Helsinki, Finland
The book highlights Trump's signature issues including the southern border wall, complete with its own caption (below)
But it also allows him to have the last word in some of his feuds, including with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with whom he clashed publicly
Trump also includes the moment when his predecessor Barack Obama left Washington in January 2017
'We did so much and a lot of the book is just a celebration of that it was just very and we've covered just a small part of it,' he said during a freewheeling 20-minute chat.
'But the book has been terrific and people really like it.'
Before that he could not resist critiquing his successor'z performance.
'But it's a hell of a thing to watch because he'll read a list and he'll pick somebody from the list,' he said.
'And then they'll ask him a question and he looked down at his notes and answer the question, and I never did that. I don't know. I don't think I could have gotten away with it.'
Trump had planned a news conference earlier this month to mark the anniversary of the Jan. attack on the U.S. Capitol but shelved the idea.
His book includes photographs of meetings with heads of state as well as leaders he later fell out with.
Trump said his supporters wanted to be reminded of the good times.
'It's become so successful and I really think it's because people ... they see what's happening now, they want to go back to the past, despite the witch hunts despite the impeachment hoaxes,' he said.
He went on to accuse Biden of undoing measures to