lol he's just a retiree eating shitty roast beef at a buffet in Florida now
playing the same two golf courses every day for the next six years, hosting the CEO of a mid-sized refrigeration company based in Dayton, texting Eric that no this weekend's no good for a visit maybe next month
berating the help when even the 15th flush won't banish the floater, calling into Judge Jeannine to announce that Kid Rock will play his 4th of July party prompting Kid Rock to tweet "bitch I'm in Cabo," publishing a book called NO COLLUSION ghost-written by Sarah Huckabee
asking every staffer if they know where Melania is, having well-done hamburgers with Tom Cotton's former CoS who insists he'll bring Cotton with him next time, calling into Fox and getting cut off after two minutes thanks to what the anchors swear are technical difficulties
telling the ballroom staff about the time he could have hooked up with the 1991 SI Swimsuit Edition cover model, hiring a new lawyer every six weeks who then quit and move to Dubai once they get a look at his bank statements, going back inside because a slight breeze picked up
watching half a rerun of The Apprentice before getting bored and wandering into an empty suite, telling a staffer that sand should never end up anywhere but on the beach, wondering aloud to pool boys why Sheldon Adelson isn't calling him back

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