23 Apr 2019

Bret Easton Ellis on Donald Trump: ‘I don’t let myself get trumped by his existence’


When President Trump makes his state visit to the UK, which was confirmed today for early June, he’ll undoubtedly be met by a raft of demonstrations.

But according to the author Bret Easton Ellis, best known for his novel American Psycho, the president’s critics both here and in the US need to calm down.

We spoke to him about his new book, called White, in which he takes on millennials and social media, but started by asking if he understands why some people don’t want Trump to visit.