If you thought Donald Trump‘s insane level of self-confidence had anything to do with his winning the Republican nomination, you’d actually be wrong. If anything, his ego may have received a little boost in the last year or so, but he’s always thought well of himself.
Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe reminded us of this fact recently, when he went on Late Night with Seth Meyers and recounted the first time he ever met Trump.
It was way back when the soon-to-be 27-year-old was just 11, and he was getting ready to make his first appearance on live TV for The Today Show. At the time, he was super nervous about going on, and Trump just so happened to be there.
“They marched me over to him and I remember having some idea of who he was but not really a full concept,” Radcliffe told Meyers. “He was like, ‘How are you?,’ and I was like, ‘I’m really nervous, I don’t know what I’m going to talk about on the show.’ And he just said, ‘You just tell them you met Mr. Trump.’”
Because… that has everything to do with the Harry Potter films?
Of course there are two ways of looking at it. Sure, Trump made the situation all about him, when in fact he probably should have been psyched to be meeting Harry freaking Potter. We mean, he has kids (who were way younger then), so he should know what that magic entails.
Then again, if we were to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, maybe he was actually giving the kid something to talk about. There has to be a reason Trump’s friends are so loyal to him, right? Maybe when the cameras are off he really is a nice guy. He could have genuinely been trying to help Radcliffe out.
No one will ever really know Trump’s intentions (other than Trump himself). But whatever they were, he certainly gave Radcliffe something to talk about on television more than a decade later.
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