During his endorsement of Hillary Clinton, moron and noted liar, Montell Williams did what he and Hillary does best, lie. Williams boasted that he gave Trump an entire hour on his show, which boosted Trump’s book to the New York Times best seller list. First of all, although Williams gave himself a pat on the back for making The Art of the Deal a best seller, it’s a total lie. Trump’s book came out in 1987 but Williams show didn’t premiere until 1991. That not only makes Williams’ statement a lie, it makes it a damn lie.
During Montel’s appearance on Brooke Baldwin‘s program to declare that he was voting for Hillary Clinton, he went on about how he helped push Trump’s The Art of the Deal to number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list by allowing Trump to appear on his show. Go figure. He said he allowed him on his program because it was good for ratings.
Montel spokesman Jonathan Franks wrote to the author of the Daily Caller piece, Betsey Rothstein:
“Not sure how long it will take to sort out. You would think there would be a readily available database of shows, their guests and topics – there is not, it’s all on VHS tapes that are in storage somewhere in Connecticut. You are welcome to write that we acknowledge that the confusion is obvious and we’re working on sorting it out.”
During Williams interview with Baldwin, Williams complained that Trump never thanked him for making his book climb to the best seller list. Why would he? Williams lied.
Williams told Baldwin:
“I question the fact that I interviewed him then. I really kind of a little bit — I had some angst over airing it…I had complete control over the show but my reps at ABC were like, really? Nobody else would take him.”
You can assume that is a lie also. (No wonder he admires Hillary. They have so much in common. Neither one allows the truth to get in their way) In fact Franks did get back to Rothstein with an explanation:
“Confused about the book, but in his defense, it was ONLY word off… On 12/10/97, Montel gave Trump the entire hour on The Art of the Comeback. That was show 97-068. See the NYT bestseller list from 12/21/97, in which Art of the Comeback is listed as a bestseller. The book apparently made the list twice, once the week of the show in the midst of a week’s worth of heavy promos, and then on the list for the 21st, which appears to report for the week previous, which immediately follows air. No question, the title of the book was INCORRECT ON AIR. The story that went along with it is TRUE, with, of course, the correct book, so we will clarify that. That was a great catch. You are wasting your talent at the Mirror, which is what I find so frustrating about you, you’ve got the chops to do much bigger journalism than gossip.”
Just like Hillary, Montel and his spokesman Franks cover one lie with another. Notice Franks says the date of Trump’s appearance on the show was Dec 10th of 1997. Here is the NYT Best Seller list for December 7th, 1997:
The New York Times Best Seller List This Week December 7, 1997 Non-Fiction Last Week Weeks On List
1 MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, by John Berendt. (Random House, $25.) The mysterious death of a young man in Savannah, Ga. 1 177
2 ANGELA’S ASHES, by Frank McCourt. (Scribner, $24.) An Irish-American writer recalls his childhood amid the miseries of Limerick. 4 64
3 THE DARK SIDE OF CAMELOT, by Seymour M. Hersh. (Little, Brown, $26.95.) A journalist’s reappraisal of the private and public life of John F. Kennedy. 2 2
4 CITIZEN SOLDIERS, by Stephen E. Ambrose. (Simon & Schuster, $27.50.) The United States Army from Normandy to the Bulge to Germany’s surrender. 5 3
5 INTO THIN AIR, by Jon Krakauer. (Villard, $24.95.) A journalist’s account of his ascent of Mount Everest in 1996, the deadliest season in history. 3 31
6 THE PERFECT STORM, by Sebastian Junger. (Norton, $23.95.) An account of the nor’easter of 1991, focusing on a crew of fishermen from Gloucester, Mass.
7 26 7 THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES, by Monty Roberts. (Random House, $23.) The memoirs of a professional horse trainer. 6 16
8 DIANA: HER TRUE STORY — IN HER OWN WORDS, by Andrew Morton. (Simon & Schuster, $22.95.) An updated version of a 1992 book about the Princess of Wales. 8 7
9 THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko. (Longstreet, $22.) An analysis of the lives of wealthy Americans. 14 46
10 DIRTY JOKES AND BEER, by Drew Carey. (Hyperion, $22.95.) Observations on his life and life in general by the comedian. 10 9
11 CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD: Book 1, by Neale Donald Walsch. (Putnam, $19.95.) The author addresses questions of good and evil, guilt and sin. 9 51
12 TRUMP: The Art of the Comeback, by Donald J. Trump with Kate Bohner. (Times Books/Random House, $25.95.) The New York businessman tells how he recovered from his brush with bankruptcy.
And remember the appearance on the list is for the sales of the previous week. Trump was already on the best sellers list before he appeared on Williams’ show.
Game, set, match.