I’ve posted in the past about how Donald Trump does not read books: http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2016/08/american-presidents-and-presidential.html. Ironically, he has inspired novels (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/03/trump-inspired-novels.html) and lists of books to be read during his presidency (http://schatjesshelves.blogspot.ca/2017/02/what-to-read-during-trumps-presidency.html).
On March 15, in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Trump stated that he loved to read: “Well, you know, I love to read. Actually, I’m looking at a book, I’m reading a book, I’m trying to get started. Every time I do about a half a page, I get a phone call that there’s some emergency, this or that. But we’re going to see the home of Andrew Jackson today in Tennessee and I’m reading a book on Andrew Jackson. I love to read. I don’t get to read very much, Tucker, because I’m working very hard on lots of different things, including getting costs down. The costs of our country are out of control. But we have a lot of great things happening, we have a lot of tremendous things happening.”
Using this statement as inspiration, Katy Waldman wrote this comic scenario in Slate magazine: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/low_concept/2017/03/donald_trump_tries_to_read_a_book.html. Check it out and have a chuckle.