The beginning of this year was marked by the publication of an incendiary book from controversial author Michael Wolff. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House chronicled the purported inner workings of the Trump team, unsavory bits and all.
Unsurprisingly, considering the harsh light in which it painted the president, the book earned some of his trademark Twitter jabs.
Even in the face of the president’s angry tweets, the book has had an impact, with the credibility of the White House being taken down yet again. Wolff insists that he relayed stories as he was told them and that anything false isn’t because he made it up but is instead because of people in the Trump White House telling him stories peppered with exaggerations, untruths, and flat-out lies.
As he’s described the situation, lying isn’t a pastime that only the president indulges in — his staffers regularly do so as well.
Now, he has something to add to what might be most obvious about his book, and it’s incendiary to say the least.
During a recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, Wolff suggested that some of the information he collected and included in the book indicates that the president is currently having an affair.
The context for his assertion is the national interest in the president’s fidelity thanks to the publication of details of an alleged affair between Trump and a porn star known as Stormy Daniels. Trump, through his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, is credibly alleged to have arranged a hush money payment delivered to Daniels just a short time before the 2016 presidential election.
That story, in the Trump era, is far from the biggest presidential scandal. Trump’s team, for example, is literally under investigation for collusion with a hostile foreign power at this point. He also remains credibly accused of sexual misconduct perpetrated against numerous women.
Still, the Daniels story remains disturbing, indicating just how low the president is seemingly willing to stoop.
Now, Wolff suggests that there may be another story unfolding just like the Daniels one right at this moment.
Maher asked him:
‘I know you’ve been out talking about it all. I want you to tell me something that the other people have not noticed in this book. Is there something that you think — “Boy, why don’t they ask me about this that I put in there that they’re not talking about”?’
Wolff responded by saying:
‘There is something in the book that I was absolutely sure of, but it was so incendiary that I just didn’t have the ultimate proof.’
Maher pressed him over what the topic was that Wolff was referring to, to which the author responded by confirming that it’s about “somebody’s he’s fucking right now” and that the material is in the book, he’s just not made it as obvious as he could have and you have to look for it.
As he put it, he just didn’t have the “blue dress” — referring to the infamous proof of Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky — but “you just have to read between the lines” to see what’s going on.
Check out the video of Wolff’s appearance on Bill Maher’s show below.
Trump’s team tried to keep the book from being published after some excerpts of it were publicized ahead of its official release date, but their efforts were unsurprisingly unsuccessful.
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