I remember a news story about how Trump said that democracy does not work so the President and Congress should be replaced by a council of 12 successful businessmen publicize that. This is what I remember. From 1981 to 1998 part of my job was to deal with clipping services that where hired to record news articles which would reflect badly on prominent democrats. One of the articles they gave me was Trump saying that he thought congress should be replaced with a council of 12 successful businessmen. It could have been an interview he did with a newspaper or magazine. But I remember is as it being in a book. But that was a long time ago. The clipping service did not read books so it could have been some review of one of Trump's books. I suppose now it makes more sense it was something he said in an interview. Either the clipping service looked over the actual interview or the fact he said something so insane was a published story itself.