Trump on being president: “I thought it would be easier”


In an exclusive interview on Thursday just before he hits his 100th-day mark, President Trump told Reuters of his life as President of the United States, “I thought it would be easier.”

Trump spoke of his new level of privacy, his love of driving, and his old life.

“I loved my previous life. I had so many things going,” he said. “This is more work than in my previous life, I thought it would be easier.”

The business-tycoon-turned-president said although he was used to not having privacy in his “old life,” he is still trying to get used to having 24-hour Secret Service protection and the constraints that go with that.

He shared, “You’re really into your own little cocoon because you have such massive protection that you really can’t go anywhere.”

He also said because he is driven around in a limousine or SUV, he really misses being behind the wheel himself.

“I like to drive,” he stated. “I can’t drive anymore.”

The president said that even though he has senior aides, he often turns to his friends outside the White House and his former business colleagues for advice as well as positive reinforcement.

He also has not given up his old ways of picking up the phone to get business done.

When asked about his contentious relationship with much of the press, he expressed that although he will be skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this Saturday, “I would come next year, absolutely.”

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