Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael WolffWith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.
This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:
-- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
-- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
-- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
-- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
-- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
-- What the secret to communicating with Trump is
-- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers
Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
Review: Fire and Fury - Inside The Trump White House
Donald Trump. GQ columnist Michael Wolff provides a gripping account of an arsonist President, and his comedy cast of West Wing rivals. It is Donald Trump 's former chief strategist that the most time is spent on, because he is the one with the least to lose, and the biggest axe to grind. If history is written by the victors, then contemporaneous history is nearly always written by the losers. Speaking on their podcast Pod Save America last night, former Obama staffers Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor made the point that many contemporaneous accounts were written while they were in the White House, and while they were less accurate than books written years later, they were, both said, fundamentally true.
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President Donald Trump and the staff of his presidential campaign and White House. The title refers to a quote by Trump about the conflict with North Korea. The book became a New York Times number one bestseller. Reviewers generally accepted Wolff's portrait of a dysfunctional Trump administration, but were skeptical of many of Wolff's particular claims. The book highlights descriptions of Trump's behavior, chaotic interactions among senior White House staff, and derogatory comments about the Trump family by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
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E veryone knew what was in this book before anyone had read it, and the scoops skimmed off in the pre-publication headlines are now old news. But beyond such acts of exposure, what makes the book significant is its sly, hilarious portrait of a hollow man, into the black hole of whose needy, greedy ego the whole world has virtually vanished. Wolff deplores Trump, explains the conditions that made him possible, and accuses us all of colluding in this madness. The Fox ideologue Roger Ailes concluded that he lacked both principles and backbone. To do him credit, Trump never wanted to be president, and, Wolff suggests, was as appalled as the rest of us when he won.