Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Daily 202: Reagan White House viewed Trump and his 'large ego' warily

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Alarm bells went off in Ronald Reagan’s White House in the fall of 1987 when Donald Trump announced that he was considering a request to headline the biggest annual fundraiser for congressional Democrats.

John Kerry, then the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Jim Wright, the speaker of the House, personally pitched Trump on chairing the event. Wright (D-Tex.) even trekked to Trump Tower, along with the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as part of the courtship proces

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