Queen Elizabeth II gifted President Trump an abridged first edition of Winston Churchill’s “The Second World War” after the president arrived for his first state visit in the United Kingdom on Monday.
The book was presented in a crimson and gold-tooled cover, and featured hand-sewn headbands in the colors of the United States and United Kingdom flags, reports CNN.
Originally published between 1948 and 1953, Churchill wrote the books following World War II based on his own notes and diaries.
The queen also gave Trump a three-piece pen set and gifted first lady Melania Trump a “specially commissioned silver box” with a “handcrafted enamel lid” that was designed to match the ceiling of Buckingham Palace’s music room, the network reported.
In the second part of his interview with President Trump that aired on Thursday night, Fox News’s Tucker Carlson sought to give us a picture of the man we don’t see, the private Trump who maybe explores the White House at night in a bathrobe.
In a 2017 interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, Trump indicated that he does not read much because he does not have time.
“What do you do at the end of the day?” Carlson asked. “What do you read? What do you watch?”
“Well, you know, I love to read,” Trump replied. “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.”
Trump continued, saying, “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.”