A new book by USA Today columnist Michael Wolff hits stores next Tuesday. “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” has already caused quite a stir as leaked portions of the tabloid-style tome prominently feature former Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon making outrageous claims.
Well, the president spoke out on Wednesday against the trashy volume and in an official press release obliterated Steve Bannon’s reputation. Exposed as the White House leaker, the Breitbart News chairman is now officially a person non-grata.
Keeping pace with her husband, First Lady Melania Trump had some thoughts of her own about Wolff’s book. The author claims that Mrs. Trump wasn’t happy after her husband won the 2016 presidential election.
In a piece for New York Magazine, which included excerpts from the book, Wolff wrote:
Not only did Trump disregard the potential conflicts of his own business deals and real-estate holdings, he audaciously refused to release his tax returns. Why should he? Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning.
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears — and not of joy.
The first lady offered this scorching response per The Hill:
The book is clearly going to be sold in the bargain fiction section. Mrs. Trump supported her husband’s decision to run for president and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did.
Author Michael Wolff has yet to respond to the comments from the president or the first lady.
What do you think of this trash?
Is this just more fake news in book form?