But the most fascinating political moment of the interview comes as writer Lili Anolik asks Harrelson about a 2004 dinner with Donald Trump. Harrelson said that he went to the dinner with Trump because he was invited by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.
He recalls that the dinner was at Trump Tower in Manhattan and that Melania (who was then the girlfriend of a real estate mogul rather than the first lady) was also in attendance at the event.
But from there, Harrelson gets a bit more colorful, saying that the dinner lasted for two-and-a-half hours and describing it as “brutal.”
He recalls that Trump ate up the conversation for almost the entire night, saying, “It got so bad I had to go outside and burn one before returning to the monologue monopoly,” adding, “I came up through Hollywood, so I’ve seen narcissists. This guy was beyond. It blew my mind.”
Harrelson recalls one interesting statement from the now-president, saying, “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.”
President Trump hasn’t been a friend of many movie stars since he’s moved from New York. Robert De Niro is a frequent critic of the president who has made several remarks attacking him. De Niro is, of course, joined by Alec Baldwin who stars as Trump on Saturday Night Live.