Sensational book on Trump is top seller online — The Latest

Ceria Alfonso
Enero 14, 2018

Trump said on Twitter that it is full of "lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist". "After one of the most disreputable figures in the legal field". It's the reason 2018 could eclipse 2017 for political turbulence.

The first week of the year was breathtaking for its shock value: a presidential tweetstorm of personal animus and policy provocation that overshadowed positive news about the economy.

One needn't look far for evidence. Trump has said the book is full of lies. Trump said earlier this week that Bannon had "lost his mind".

Michael Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", was released Friday. His narcissism- as expressed while either playing red-button roulette with a nuclear clown or trying to kill a book - poses a danger to the country and the world. It's just that it hasn't been heard, and that is he has to realize that it is better for him not to be involved - and that's really difficult for Donald Trump. It appears it was lobbyist Mike Berman who attended the breakfast, Post reporter Berman pointed out on social media. In fact, some of Wolff's reporting has already been corroborated. Yet Wolff's portrait of chaos and dysfunction inside the White House is consistent with the reporting by White House correspondents at The Post, the New York Times, Politico, cable networks and others, almost from Day One of the Trump presidency. That is the question.

"There was, in the space of little more than an hour, in Steve Bannon's not unamused observation, a befuddled Trump morphing into a disbelieving Trump and then into a horrified Trump".

That, however, ignores the elephant in the room, which is how the president operates and the degree to which he manages to overshadow everything else. The acrimony suggests a permanent split between the president and the strategist who helped him win the White House. That too has been reported before.

Months ago, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has spent time with Trump and senior national security officials, said, "The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful". He later described the White House as "adult day care".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was quoted by NBC News as calling the president "a moron" in a private meeting in July at the Pentagon. Despite several opportunities, Tillerson has never disavowed that comment. That's a rhetorical question.

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The book soared to No. 1 on Amazon's best selling books list on Wednesday and has remained there ever since.

"Where do I send the box of chocolates?" That was one reason he was an ineffective salesman in that fight.

One bookstore in Washington even held a midnight release party for the tell-all.

While working on the book, he also publicly flattered his sources and criticized other news outlets for being too tough on Trump.

So the question of what the president knows, while important, is not the most significant question.

Wolff said on the "Today Show" Friday that he "absolutely" spoke to the president. Though to what end? The publisher instead moved up the release date to Friday.

The frustration stems in no small part from the ongoing investigation led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. But will people believe it? Perhaps that's what turned the beginning of the new year into one so unsettling. The new tax bill, he argues, will accelerate those trends.

"'We're all losers, ' Trump would say".

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