During his recent interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity, Donald Trump had nothing but praise for former President Ronald Reagan:
HANNITY: Who are our past presidents that you admire most?
TRUMP: Well, I really like and knew a little bit Ronald Reagan, and I really liked him. You know, not only his policies, smart guy and so much smarter, you know, I always sort of have to laugh to myself when people try and criticize that level of intelligence. And I loved his style. I loved what he represented. … I thought he represented something very special for this county.
But in his 1987 book, "Art of the Deal," Trump listed Ronald Reagan -- with Jimmy Carter -- as a sort of "smooth" charmer who can "con" an audience without actually being able to "deliver the goods."