An author who helped Donald Trump ghostwrite his book speculates Trump may have taken White House documents to one day sell as presidential memorabilia

A man who helped Donald Trump write his book in the 1990s speculates that Trump may have taken documents from the White House with the intention of one day selling them as collectibles.
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A man who helped Trump write a book has a theory as to why Trump may have taken White House documents.
Charles Leerhsen thought Trump took documents to sell as "presidential memorabilia."
"If there's a grip to grab, he'll grab it," Charles Leerhsen told Newsweek.
An author who once helped Trump write some of his books has a theory as to why the former president might have taken some documents from the White House.
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Charles Leerhsen, who worked with the former president in the '90s on his book, Surviving at the Top, participated in the FBI's raid in Mar-a-Lago on Monday.
The FBI search is believed to relate to material Trump may have taken to his Florida residence after leaving the White House. The National Archives asked the DOJ in February to investigate whether Trump broke the law by bringing government records from the White House to Mar-a-Lago.
Leerhsen wrote his theory on Facebook as to why Trump could have stolen documents.
"As a former Trump ghostwriter (mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa), I feel compelled to point out that Trump may have taken documents he intended to sell as presidential memorabilia," Leerhsen said.
Speaking to Newsweek, Leerhsen said he saw Trump make his money even before he entered politics, adding that the former president is not above "creeping." According to Newsweek, Leerhsen admitted he didn't know what Trump might or might not have taken, but speculated that papers he signed or collectibles could be things the former president might want to keep.
"If there's a grip to grab, he'll grab it," Leerhsen told Newsweek. "He has this very basic feeling that maybe he can pawn it on someone."
He added that he once had a "firsthand" sense of Trump's "stinginess and personality."
"Like everyone else, I watched things get worse and out of control," Leerhsen told Newsweek.
Leerhsen and Trump officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
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