We have reported on author Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury” several days back – a book full of outrageous claims about Trump’s White House. Even though liberals have clearly been praising Wolff ever since news of the book came out, ‘Fire and Fury’ may have just come back to bite him.
There is an oped that has been published by National Review, calling for the president to take legal action against Wolff. Since the Trump administration claims that it has been defamed, according to the National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson, they should simply sue – this is what he wrote:
“President Trump insists that these things are not true and that they constitute libel through his lawyers. Michael Wolff has been criticized as an overly free practitioner of what used to be known as the New Journalism, liberally applying literary techniques to recreate – according to some of his critics, to simply create – scenes and interactions to which he was not directly privy.
If the Trump administration is right about Wolff spreading lies, the president should sue him and his publishers, Henry Holt & Company, a division of Macmillan and part of the giant Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. By that I mean: the president should actually sue Wolff and Henry Holt, rather than simply send a cease-and-desist letter, as he has done.”
Whas has been claimed in the book is sensational to say the least. According to Daily Mail, an expert read the following:
“Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus referred to him as an ‘idiot’; Gary Cohn referred to him as ‘dumb as s–t’; H.R. McMaster referred to him as a ‘dope’, etc.”
Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch is quoted in the book as making fun of the president’s intellect as well – take a look:
“On December 14, a high-level delegation from Silicon Valley came to Trump Tower for a meeting, and the same afternoon, Trump called Murdoch – at least that’s what a source privy to details of the conversation has stated – who asked him how the meeting had gone.”
They then disagreed on extending visas to the companies President Trump had met with, Murdoch “shrugged as he got off the phone, and said: ‘What a f***ing idiot.’”
Anyway, as the most humiliating of all might be considered the fact that the book claims Ivanka Trump makes fun of her father over his hair:
“Ivanka often described the mechanics behind it: a completely clean pate – a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery – surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which every end is drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray.”