“I think the morning they appeared Trump called me and said ‘get him out of here.’ I mean at seven in the morning or six in the morning. Early. I was in the office but even for Trump it was early.
“So I called [Sir Mark] Sedwill. It was in the British press, obviously everyone knew that. I said “it’s not going to end well, you have to take it off”.
“He obviously didn’t want to do it. And I said, “I understand why you don’t want to do it. I’m just saying we’re at a time when things are going to get worse unless you figure out how to get it out ”.
“So it dragged on for a few days until I think they finally figured out it wasn’t a plus for anyone and then took it off. “