Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Michael Wolff, the USA Today columnist turned out to be Presindet Trump’s new nightmare with his latest work. The provacative book sold out in first hours of its release in Washington book stores.
President Trump blamed his old advisor Steve Bannon for the arguments referenced in the book and claimed that Bannon was the source of leak for his Twitter account.
Not quite sure whether President Trump read the book, but he described it as “boring and untruthful” and labeled the author as a “total loser.”
One of the most sensational elements in the book is the part where Wolff argues that White House employees believed Mr Trump’s “mental powers were slipping.” According to the book, “everybody” in the White House questions Trump’s mental health, yet the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared live on CNN and denied this accusation. Tillers argued that he never questioned Trump’s mental health, which in itself is ironic regardless.
The book alleges that Trump failed to recognise even his close friends, and was prone to repeating comments, sometimes up to three times. Wolff points that the White House staff described the president as childlike because “he has the need for immediate gratification. It’s all about him… This man does not read, does not listen. He’s like a pinball just shooting off the sides.”
Even though the White House attempts to discredit the book, they face another complication; the fact that Wolff’s book broadly tends to corroborate many themes that have arisen in existing news reports about Trump’s personality.