President Trump lost his mind today when author Michael Wolff released his new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
According to Michael Wolff, Trump agreed to give him access to the White House because he liked an article Wolff wrote about him in June 2016 for The Hollywood Reporter. Wolff said he conducted over 200 interviews with Trump and his associates including the senior staff and was allowed to witness events at the White House without his presence being managed.
The book highlights descriptions of Trump’s behavior, a White House in chaos, and derogatory comments about the Trump family by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Trump is depicted as being held in low regard by his White House staff, leading Wolff to state that “100% of the people around him” believe Trump is unfit for office.
Many of the most controversial quotes in the book came from Steve Bannon, the chief executive of the Trump campaign in its final months and White House Chief Strategist from January to August 2017. Bannon referred to the meeting during the presidential campaign of Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner with Russian officials as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” described Ivanka Trump as “dumb as a brick”, and – referencing the Special Counsel investigation being led by Robert Mueller – said, “they’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.” Bannon also said that Mueller’s investigation would likely uncover money laundering involving Kushner from loans received by his family business from Deutsche Bank.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the book “trashy tabloid fiction” and “filled with false and misleading accounts. Trump later said that Bannon had lost his job and then “lost his mind”.
In response, Wolff stated in an interview later that day: “One of the things we have to count on is that Donald Trump will attack. […] My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on Earth at this point.”Tweet