Jeffrey Archer says Trump needs to be given a chance

Acclaimed writer Jeffrey Archer has said that US President-elect Donald Trump deserves to be given a chance though he lacks any political background.

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Mumbai, Nov 25: Acclaimed writer Jeffrey Archer has said that US President-elect Donald Trump deserves to be given a chance though he lacks any political background.

Archer was in Mumbai to promote his book, This Was a Man, the seventh and final installment in his bestselling The Clifton Chronicle series.

Jeffery Archer

"US people have gone to someone who has never been a Congressman, never been a senator, never been a mayor, and who never held any office...and said we want you to run most important legislation on earth. It's going to be fascinating to see how it works out," Archer said here yesterday.

"But I agree with President (Barack) Obama, we need to give him (Trump) a chance. I'll able to answer your question (on Donald Trump) far better in a year's time," he added.

Responding to a query whether he wanted his 'Clifton Chronicles' to be made into films, the 'Kane and Abel' author said, "I had given seven options of films in last five years, but no films (were made). No matter who you are, you need a little bit of luck."

Archer said he didn't think that he "would be coming to Bollywood".

"I don't think my natural habitats lies here for my films, but still keeping my fingers crossed, let them know you want it," said Archer who has penned a number of best selling novels and short stories.

Archer also met batting legend Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai.

Talking about demonetisation of currency notes of high denomination in India, he said, "It will be fascinating to see within a year's time whether it was a clever idea or whether it doesn't work."

More than 27 million copies of the book has been sold out so far. On his next endeavour, he said, "Next year, there will be a set of short stories. Because I haven't done a set of short stories for a very long time and I have been gathering them for over ten years. They should be out by March or April next year."

PTI

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