I can give dozens of examples of this book being simply gossip.
His critics will find detailed proof of their very worst imaginations. But Bannon couldn't tolerate the differences between Trump and the role Bannon had written for him.
I admit that I haven't read the book, but based on everything that's been written about it so far I can't see any point in doing so.
This is both ridiculous and hypocritical. The steel workers who lost their jobs because of China's illegal dumping, the factory workers who lost their jobs as manufacturing plants moved across the border and the coal miners who lost their jobs due to environmental regulations voted for Trump despite the alt-right, not because of it. Trump's reluctance to disassociate himself from the inhabitants of the alt-right's fever swamps has hurt him.
For William Saletan, writing at Slate, this makes sense of it all: "Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff's book about chaos in the Trump administration, tells some curious tales". Congress was confronted with the question of what to do if the president had survived the shooting and remained comatose. On Facebook, its reach now rivals news organizations like Yahoo and The Washington Post.
President Donald Trump and his supporters have called the book fiction, and Trump attorney Charles J. Harder last week sent a cease-and-desist letter to Henry Holt & Company, threatening legal action. "That theory explains nearly everything about Trump's disastrous tenure".
The media in Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have been less wary than officials and quickly focused on the claims in Wolff's book about Trump's mental fitness.
So, Saletan recognizes there are blatant falsehoods in the book.
"As I say, when I deal with President Trump what I see is somebody who is committed to ensuring that he is taking decisions in the best interests of the United States". There was never any reason to think Trump, a compulsive liar with no policy knowledge, had any commitment to a populist economic agenda. He singles out this paper for treating the Trump presidency as anomalous. The more salacious, the more certain!
Wolff is not the first person to suggest that a friendly, or flattering, relationship with the president goes a long way.
Gorka left the White House in August, complaining at the time that the Trump administration was not Islamophobic enough. How can he do so much good when he is so bad?
The author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" said President Donald Trump's fundamental desire isn't just "winning" - it's love. From their uniquely pronounced nationalism to their distaste for establishment elites to their rough edges - Bannon affectionately labeled Trump the "honey badger" - it seemed like a match made in Breitbart heaven.
"Here are the cliff notes: Trump, dumb". Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides.
Invoking the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment is an idea that's "alive every day in the White House", Wolff told NBC's Meet the Press. And as citizens we must demand that President Trump understand and abide by the First Amendment of our Constitution'.