Michael Wolff has written a volume to shake America to its foundations, a brutal expos of an administration filled with anxiety and dysfunction
Amid the daily blare of Donald Trump’s White House comes Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s tell-all, merely in time for the first anniversary of the Trump inaugural. Like the” burn book” in the movie Mean Girls, Fire and Fury contains a toxic narrative that singes all.
In Wolff’s telling, Trump World is cacophonous and dysfunctional. Trump and those who work for him come across as all too happy to “share”, while patriotism is nearly wholly absent from their landscape.
Trump purportedly taunts his own sons’ intellectual shortcomings and mocks Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, as a suck-up. Melania Trump, the president’s third spouse, yells in regret on election nighttime over her husband’s electoral college win. Steve Bannon, Trump’s former senior consultant, pummels Jared and Ivanka, AKA Javanka, for their incredible lightness of being.
As to be expected, Bannon takes no captives and speaks with the loudest voice. He brands the now infamous June 2016 fulfill at Trump Tower that was attended by a passel of Russians, Don Jr, Kushner and Paul Manafort, Trump’s then campaign director who is now under indictment, as “treasonous”, ” unpatriotic” and” bad shit “.
Bannon likewise sees special counselor Robert Mueller stiffening his noose around the Oval Office.” I’m pretty good at coming up with solutions ,” Wolff quotes Bannon as saying.” I came up with a answer for his broken-dick campaign in a period, but I don’t see this. I don’t see a plan for getting through .”
To his credit, Wolff catches the parallels between Bannon and Trump:” If Trump is incapable of voicing like a chairman, Bannon had matched him; he was incapable of voicing like a presidential aide .”
Trump’s circle of “friends”, family and acquaintances are illustrated as no less unsparing in their criticisms of the president. According to Wolff, Rupert Murdoch called Trump” a fucking idiot” after the two men ended a phone call. Devoted the pending Fox-Disney deal, Murdoch may be wishing Fire and Fury dropped a few months later.