Watch: Author reveals Trump's threatening response to publishing his shocking Hitler quote

Watch: Author reveals Trump's threatening response to publishing his shocking Hitler quote
President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, prior to boarding Marine One to begin his trip to Camp David near Thurmont, Md. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Michael Bender's new book revealed a shocking conversation between former President Donald Trump and his former chief of staff John Kelly in which Trump said that late Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler had a legacy of positive achievements.

The new book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, out Tuesday, included the shocking story, but it was an interview with TMZ in which Bender revealed that Trump actually threatened him if he included the comment.

The WSJ reporter recalled Trump twice inviting him to his Florida golf resort Mar-a-Lago to hand over stories and details. Bender said that the former president's response to questions about the Hitler quote was to call it "defamatory." Bender assumed that Trump meant he wasn't afraid of launching a lawsuit if he published it.

Watch the interview below:

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