Listen: This is the song White House aides played to rescue Trump from brink of rage

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Trump had a dedicated ‘Music Man’ in the White House who would play his favorite show tune, writes former aide Stephanie Grisham

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Former president Donald Trump had a dedicated ‘Music Man’ in the White House who would play show tunes to rescue him from the brink of rage, according to a former aide.

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In one of the more amusing and surprisingly relatable details to emerge about his presidency, Trump-era White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham writes in her upcoming book, ‘I’ll Take Your Questions Now,’ that songs including well-known broadway hits staved off Trump’s frequent and often ‘terrifying’ rages.

“At one point, she writes, Mr. Trump’s handlers designated an unnamed White House official known as the ‘Music Man’ to play his favorite show tunes, including ‘Memory’ from Cats, to pull him from the brink of rage,” reports the New York Times.

The song, from the 1981 musical ‘Cats’ written by Andrew Lloyd Weber, is about a ragged cat named Grizabella who was once elegant and charming but has since become an aged outcast. In the song, Grizabella finds herself “all alone in the moonlight” and longing for “the old days.” See below a rendition of it by Betty Buckley, who went on to win a Tony for the role:

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The Times identified the unnamed Music Man as former aide Max Miller, Grisham’s former boyfriend. Miller is running for Congress with backing from Trump, who called him “an incredible patriot…who I know very well.”

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Politico reports Miller has had a history of bullying behaviour. During an incident in a hotel room, he reportedly slapped Grisham after she accused him of cheating. Grisham declined comment for the article.

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Grisham wrote in her book that she became disillusioned after experiencing Trump’s temper tantrums first hand and wished she had “spoken up more.”

“When I began to see how his temper wasn’t just for shock value or the cameras … I began to regret my decision to go to the West Wing,” she wrote.

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Trump made a statement on Tuesday denying the book’s claims while using the opportunity to put down the author.

“Stephanie didn’t have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning,” he told the Times, adding that she had become “very angry and bitter” after a relationship ended.

“She had big problems, and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things.”

“Too bad that sleaze bag publishers continue to report this very boring garbage,” he added.

In his 2004 book Think Like a Billionaire, Trump professed his liking for Weber’s musicals and pointed out that his “favorite Broadway show is Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

“Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera” and Memories have both featured at Trump campaign rallies, too.