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Aug 08 2019
Woody Harrelson On BRUTAL Trump Dinner, Going To School With Mike Pence Comments (0)

Esq090119cover-insta-1565126564(Image via Esquire)

Woody Harrelson is around the same age as Mike Pence.

Along with that shocking revelation, Harrelson talks about a long dinner he once had with Donald Trump, his then-girlfriend Melania and Jesse Ventura, during which Trump tried to persuade Ventura to pick him as his running mate on the Democratic ticket in '04. It's all in his Esquire September 2019 cover story:

So Jesse Ventura [former pro wrestler and ex-governor of Minnesota] is a buddy of mine, and he called me up — and this is in, oh, 2002 — and said, ‘Donald Trump is going to try to convince me to be his running mate for the Democratic ticket in 2004. Will you be my date?’ I said, ‘Yeah, man.’ So we all met at Trump Tower, sat down. Melania was there, only she wasn’t his wife yet. And it was, let me tell you, a brutal dinner. Two and a half hours. The fun part was watching Jesse’s moves. It would look like Trump had him pinned, was going to get him to say yes, and then Jesse would slip out at the last second. Now, at a fair table with four people, each person is entitled to 25 percent of the conversation, right? 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. It got so bad I had to go outside and burn one before returning to the monologue monopoly. Listen, I came up through Hollywood, so I’ve seen narcissists. This guy was beyond. It blew my mind. He 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. Anyway, he said, ‘I’m worth however- many billion dollars. 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, Okay, yeah, that’s pretty cool.