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An except from “Man of the World: The Further Endeavors of Bill Clinton,” which was released exclusively to Politico Playbook, tells of Trump’s futile efforts to attend Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
“And finally there was Donald Trump, who had hosted a somewhat reluctant Bill and Hillary [Clinton] at his third wedding in 2005,” writes the book’s author, Joe Conason. “The real estate mogul was the sort of person who, though not an actual friend, still aspired to attend Chelsea’s wedding, which he clearly considered a prestigious event.”
When Trump didn’t receive an invitation, he reportedly called Doug Band, an adviser to the former president.
“I’m supposed to be at the wedding, Doug,” Trump said. “But I didn’t receive the invitation, and I need to know where to go.”
Conason writes that Band knew Trump wasn’t on the list and suggested he contact Chelsea Clinton for directions.
“At that point, the would-be wedding crasher apparently gave up,” Conason writes.