Author Michael Wolff has published a new revealing book about the insane happenings inside the White House. The book, titled “Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House,” divulges some jaw-dropping information disclosed from more than 200 interviews with the president and his inner circle, including Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon.
In the book, Wolff shares shocking details from an interview with Bannon where he says:
‘They’re going to crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV. . . . They’re sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five.’
Now, CNBC has tweeted out what is probably the largest reveal from the author:
That one sentence is huge – “…they all – 100 percent – came to believe he was incapable of functioning in his job.” In what is likely to be a juicy bestseller, Wolff reveals all of the details about what he had heard and witnessed after spending a year in the Trump White House.
What is really absurd is how he actually got access to the White House. Supposedly, Wolff nonchalantly asked Trump himself if he could come to the White House to just “watch and write a book” for “later publication.” However, Trump didn’t seem to fully understand the request.
Michael Wolff writes:
‘I interviewed Donald Trump for The Hollywood Reporter in June 2016, and he seemed to have liked — or not disliked — the piece I wrote. “Great cover!” his press assistant, Hope Hicks, emailed me after it came out (it was a picture of a belligerent Trump in mirrored sunglasses). After the election, I proposed to him that I come to the White House and report an inside story for later publication — journalistically, as a fly on the wall — which he seemed to misconstrue as a request for a job. No, I said. I’d like to just watch and write a book. “A book?” he responded, losing interest. “I hear a lot of people want to write books,” he added, clearly not understanding why anybody would. “Do you know Ed Klein?”— author of several virulently anti-Hillary books. “Great guy. I think he should write a book about me.” But sure, Trump seemed to say, knock yourself out.’
According to Wolff in the The Hollywood Reporter:
‘A new president typically surrounds himself with a small group of committed insiders and loyalists. But few on the Trump team knew him very well — most of his advisors had been with him only since the fall. Even his family, now closely gathered around him, seemed nonplussed. “You know, we never saw that much of him until he got the nomination,” Eric Trump’s wife, Lara, told one senior staffer. If much of the country was incredulous, his staff, trying to cement their poker faces, were at least as confused.’
Wolff goes on to say later:
‘He had been elected president, that through-the-eye-of-the-needle feat, but obviously, he was yet … Trump. Indeed, he seemed as confused as anyone to find himself in the White House, even attempting to barricade himself into his bedroom with his own lock over the protests of the Secret Service.’
Here were some responses to CNBC’s Thursday evening tweet:
Featured image is a cartoon by Luke McGarry via The Hollywood Reporter