Haberman highlighted Trump’s involvement in high-profile court proceedings, such as the fraud case led by Attorney General Letitia James and the defamation trial involving E. Jean Carroll. Despite Trump’s attempt to discuss these matters with Haberman, she was cautious in divulging specific details about the call.
During an episode of CNN’s King Charles, Haberman explained that Trump, despite his previous displeasure over her book, reached out to her to address his concerns about attacks on judges and issues related to the E. Jean Carroll case. The discussion unfolded as Haberman was working on a story about the convergence of politics and the courts in January.
In response to co-host Gayle King’s inquiry about her rapport with Trump, Haberman acknowledged her extensive coverage of him but emphasized his ongoing dissatisfaction with her book. She shared that Trump, known for engaging with reporters when he sees fit, called her to express his views on the upcoming trials and controversies.
Haberman hinted at Trump’s belief in being his own best communicator and defender, a trait she anticipates seeing more of in the future. The journalist underlined the complexity of her interactions with Trump, illustrating the challenges of reporting on a figure who is both a subject and a source.