Terrific behind-the-scenes profile of Trump on the campaign trail, by Mark Leibovich for the NYT Magazine:
“Don’t speak,” Trump instructed me as I sat down next to him in a
Suburban. That was fine by me. None of the five staff members and
security people in the vehicle said a word. We sat, per Trump’s
dictate, in silence for the half-hour drive. It was almost
comforting to me that he would take a break from being Donald, the
Brand, and turn relatively “off” in my presence; that he could,
as much as he ever does, retreat into himself. I wondered what he
was thinking about.
There’s a you-are-there feel to Leibovich’s piece that I just love.