He tells us that the Trump marriage is a sham; that Melania spends most of her time in Maryland, in a house she bought for her parents, and although she's a caring mother, the president has little or no relationship with their son, Barron.
"Political life, which has been separate from real life - full of artifice, spin and flagrant fakery and inauthenticity - has been, rather miraculously, reduced to the real and transparent. That's the joke: Politicians are ordinary fools," he says. "Curiously, this leveling or reduction may deal a big blow to scandal. If we believe all politicians are having affairs, there's no story."