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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

by Michael Wolff

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Fire & Fury isn't telling us anything major we don't know. Trump and his staff are a never ending shit show. Sure we get some new details that are disturbing, but not surprising. I was looking forward to this book because of the media storm and how much Trump wanted to prevent this from coming out. Then I started listening to it and saw Michael Wolff in a interview, while I do not doubt all the things in this book are capable of happening and probably did, when he was pushed to provide some kind of proof and to talk more about his process and resources, he kinda lost his cool. He should of provided better background information on himself, his resources, and when possible provide some proof and substantial facts to his claims. ( )
  wellreadcatlady | Oct 4, 2018 |
I believe every word. Now for Bob Woodward. ( )
1 vote c_why | Sep 24, 2018 |
Michael Wolff spent months inside the Trump White House, often hanging out on the couch in a common area, talking to people, but also simply listening.

It's important to note that Wolff has a reputation of being a somewhat sloppy reporter, not always reliable. It's also important, though, to note that no one mentioned in this book has denied saying what he attributes to them in this book. There are disagreements over interpretation, but not over what they said. Other reporters, with better reputations, as well as other people with access, say that while there may be inaccuracies of detail, the overall account rings true.

Steve Bannon, now out of the White House, and indeed having further torched his standing with his failed support of Roy Moore's campaign for the US Senate in Alabama, was his main point of entry to the White House and apparently his major source. That's a possible source of bias in the gloss that gets put on the facts.

Overall, this is an alarming picture of a White House in chaos. It's fascinating, revealing, and scary. It needs to be taken with a few grains of salt, and compared with other accounts and reporting as they become available. Nevertheless, it's an important contribution to understanding what is going on in our government and why.

Recommended.

I bought this book. ( )
  LisCarey | Sep 19, 2018 |
Fire And Fury: Inside the Trump White House🍒🍒🍒🍒🍌
By Michael Wolff
2018
Henry Holt/ MacMillan

Explosive, brilliant and frightening.
Trump and his campaigners never thought he would win....the plan was to lose with fire and fury, start a Trump Network on TV to continue his brand of injustice, of his ego that never rests....
Eye opening, essential .... ( )
  over.the.edge | Sep 16, 2018 |
When I review a book, the words sometimes seem to flow onto the page directly from my mind. That was not the case with Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. The words for my review of this book literally came to me from the writings of Paul Fussell and Samuel Johnson:
http://cursoryremarksaboutpolitics.blogspot.com/2018/02/how-paul-fussell-and-sam... ( )
  moibibliomaniac | Aug 26, 2018 |
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Wolff is strongest when he’s writing on what he knows best: the insecurities and ambitions of Trump and other media fixtures. Yet while much of this presidency does revolve around news coverage, it is still a presidency. And Wolff is far weaker when it comes to politics.
 
Wolff’s access to Trump and his inner circle is evident. At the outset, Wolff writes of how he sat down with Trump in his Beverly Hills home, while Kushner and Trump aides Hope Hicks and Corey Lewandowski milled about. Likewise, the quotes obviously bespeak knowledge and close proximity.

Unlike Hillary Clinton, Trump represented a movement, and that fact deserved greater elucidation by Wolff. Said differently, among Fire and Fury’s shortcomings are its failure to adequately explain how Trump arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and its insufficient appreciation for the bond forged by Trump and his base. In that sense, the book lacks the connective tissue present in Devil’s Bargain, Joshua Green’s take on the Trump campaign and the first few months of the presidency.

Clearly, Fire and Fury has set off a storm that has left its share of casualties. ... Make no mistake, Wolff’s latest is a must-read. It pulls away whatever curtain still cloaks the Trump White House, leaving those who know Trump best to do the talking.
added by Cynfelyn | editThe Guardian, Lloyd Green (Jan 5, 2018)
 
Wolff inevitably likens the Russian cover-up to the skulduggery of Watergate, and briefly updates us on Pissgate and Pussygate – respectively the spurious tale of the golden shower in Moscow, and Trump’s better-authenticated braggadocio about his success as a groper (although, evidently believing that executive privilege protects his mendacity, he now claims that it “really wasn’t me” on that tape).

Fire and Fury also gives the lowdown on the lacquered trompe-l’oeil that is Trump’s hairdo, with those tinted tendrils combed over a cranium that is totally bald and resonantly empty. But beyond such acts of exposure, what makes the book significant is its sly, hilarious portrait of a hollow man, into the black hole of whose needy, greedy ego the whole world has virtually vanished. Wolff deplores Trump, explains the conditions that made him possible, and accuses us all of colluding in this madness.
added by SnootyBaronet | editThe Guardian, Peter Conrad
 
Fire and Fury is really two books rolled into one. The first is a compelling nonfiction book about the intellectual divide in the modern right, as candidly hashed out to Wolff by influential figures like Steve Bannon and Roger Ailes and (seemingly?) Rupert Murdoch.

The second is a Primary Colors-style novel about what goes on behind various closed doors in the Trump White House, based on a few bits and pieces of fact, which are offset by mountains of eye-rollingly insupportable supposition, spiced with occasional stretches of believable analysis.
added by SnootyBaronet | editRolling Stone, Matt Taibbi
 

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The evening began at six-thirty, but Steve Bannon, suddenly among the world's most powerful men and now less and less mindful of time constraints, was late.
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George W. Bush, on the dais, supplied what seemed likely to become the historic footnote to the Trump address: “That’s some weird shit.”
It was a place overrun by white trash. “What is this ‘white trash’?” asked the model. “They’re people just like me,” said Trump, “only they’re poor.”
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#1 New York Times Bestseller

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:

-- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him

-- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama

-- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired

-- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room

-- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing

-- What the secret to communicating with Trump is

-- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. [retrieved 4/14/2018 from Amazon.com]
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"The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations : What President Trump's staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers. Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion" -- Book jacket.… (more)

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