- Michael D'Antonio: Donald Trump has made a career of breaking the rules and shading the truth
- But this may not work in the Oval Office, where he will come under constant scrutiny, writes D'Antonio
Michael D'Antonio, the author of "The Truth About Trump," is writing Trump Watch, a series of columns on President-elect Donald Trump for CNN Opinion. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)President-elect Donald Trump signaled who he is when he announced he was going to remain executive producer of "The Apprentice" and then dismissed as "ridiculous" the Central Intelligence Agency's concern that Russia hacked his opponent's computers to help him win the White House. When given a choice between unreality as represented by TV and the real-world work of protecting the United States from Vladimir Putin, Trump stayed loyal to the money-making fiction and threw the CIA under the bus.