When it comes to the future of the Trump administration, Dean Stewart knows the president is not going anywhere anytime soon.
“This is the first time in my life that I have been able to really connect with this president, I’m very grateful for that,” Stewart said in a recent interview.
“I think he’s a very, very unique individual.
He’s not a politician, he’s not an entertainer, he doesn’t have the political experience of other presidents.
He understands what it’s like to have an enormous amount of power, a tremendous amount of opportunity and it doesn’t mean he won’t try and do his best to accomplish things,” Stewart added.”
He doesn’t take himself too seriously and he has an ability to make things happen,” Stewart explained.
Stewart was the first to publicly support the president after he took office in January.
And he remains the only person in the world to have spoken publicly about the president since then.
“To see how people respond to the president when they have an opportunity to say they are sorry, and then see that response and then hear him back from that, I think that speaks to a certain degree of the presidency itself,” Stewart told NBC News.
“And that’s really important, to know what the president’s thinking and what the response is from the American people.”
President Trump speaks during a swearing-in ceremony at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 20, 2021.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
The former CBS News host said the reason he spoke out was because he was told Trump was “a very smart person.”
“That was not true,” Stewart joked.
Stewarts own life was put on hold when he suffered a stroke in December, and his medical condition has been a major source of concern in recent months.
The 71-year-old retired surgeon has become a prominent critic of Trump, often calling him out on Twitter for his behavior and statements.
Stewards latest book, “A Woman’s Guide to Being a Woman,” details his experiences living with and working in the Trump White House, including his relationship with the president.
He spoke to NBC News in the past about his new book and said he was surprised by how many people had responded to it.
“You know, I was so surprised that a lot of people really like it.
You know, they just want to know why it’s important,” he said.