Woody Harrelson has spoken of how he was forced to smoke a marijuana joint and get high in order to survive a dinner with Donald Trump and his wife Melania.
Harrelson has spoken about the dinner which took place in 2002 where he reveals how he quickly came to the conclusion that Trump, who was a property developer at the time, was a raving narcissist.
Harrelson also tells how the current President dominated the conversation throughout the dinner that lasted some two-and-a-half hours.
Speaking to Esquire, the 58-year-old said: ‘So we all met at Trump Tower, sat down. Melania was there, only she wasn’t his wife yet. And it was, let me tell you, a brutal dinner. Two and a half hours.
The evening was so intense that the Hollywood actor claims he was forced to go outside and smoke pot in order to endure more of Trump’s ramblings as the evening wore on.
‘It got so bad I had to go outside and burn one before returning to the monologue monopoly. Listen, I came up through Hollywood, so I’ve seen narcissists. This guy was beyond. It blew my mind.’
Harrelson goes on to say how he felt sorry for Trump’s future wife, Melania, who was completely shuttered out of the dinner conversation that also included the then Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura.
‘Now, at a fair table with four people, each person is entitled to 25 percent of the conversation, right? I’d say Melania got about 0.1 percent, maybe. I got about 1 percent. And the governor, Jesse, he got about 3 percent. Trump took the rest,’ Harrelson said.
Harrelson also told how he went to college with Vice President Mike Pence.
‘As a freshman, I gave a sermon to a youth group, and Mike was the guy running the show. He was a junior, I think … He struck me as a nice guy, very sincere. I don’t know how well we’d get along now, but we got along okay then.’
The actor also said Willie Nelson brought him back to smoking marijuana.
‘Yep, I did quit,’ he told the writer while smoking a joint. ‘For almost two years. No smoking, no vaping. And then I ran into this guy.’ The actor points to Willie Nelson. ‘And that was that.’
Willie has had a big impact on Woody’s life. He not only mentored him, but he also encouraged him to move to Hawaii decades ago.
‘You know the whole reason I’m in Maui in the first place is Willie,’ Harrelson said.
‘Yeah, I went and saw one of his shows a number of years ago. I wanted to meet him. So afterward, I went to his bus and knocked on the door, and the door opened, and smoke was billowing out, and I look through the haze and I see this fellow with long hair holding a big old fatty, and he says, ‘Let’s burn one.’