Wolff book 'full of lies,' author had 'zero access — Trump
- Autor: Leon Brazil Ene 13, 2018,
Ene 13, 2018, 19:44
All Henry Holt (or someone, anyway) had to do was pass some copies of the book to MSNBC.
Bannon's reaction to the controversy has been muted.
Wolff said on the "Today Show" Friday that he "absolutely" spoke to the president. Our email conversation about all things Bannon is below.
Mr Trump said he had not given Mr Wolff access to the White House nor spoken to him for the book, which he said was "full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist". Is it true that President Donald Trump can barely read? "Too bad!" Trump tweeted.
Sanders also called Wolf "a guy who made up a lot of stories to try and sell books". A seven-year political friendship turned into "Sloppy Steve"? "Due to a last-minute change in the release date and heightened interest, we are working with the publisher to fulfill print book orders as quickly as possible".
Bannon has been in the doghouse before and come back. I can't buy enough of this book. We'll see; nothing's ever quite impossible in Trump's world. The best so far, a supposed excerpt from the book put together by a comic book author who tweets as @pixelatedboat.
Cillizza: Let's talk about Bannon and Breitbart.
Photo Trevor Noah said that President Trump should embrace a new book's suggestion that he didn't want to win the 2016 election.
The book, which was released today earlier than planned, is based on interviews with more than 200 people, including former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh and former adviser Steve Bannon. The Roy Moore debacle? On Friday, a longtime friend and confidant of Trump rejected Wolff's suggestion. "What they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification".
Wolff's book, released Friday after its publisher released it four days early, has plagued Trump and his administration over the last two days.
"His sons, Don Jr. and Eric - behind their backs known to Trump insiders as Uday and Qusay, after the sons of Saddam Hussein". That's also why the American people chose him.
To Trevor Noah, however, the maybe-fuzzy veracity of the book only makes it more fitting. And when Trump turns on someone, he really TURNS on them!
Cillizza: I am STUNNED that Bannon ever entertained the idea of a presidential bid. That would, um, never work.
The statement, one person close to him said, was as much about stanching the defections of supporters and potential backers as it was about appeasing the president. How does he start to rebuild what he's lost? "I'm here to serve his presidency". Trump embraced that politics - Bannon's politics - and got elected. So clearly the ideas resonate in the US.
It's clear that Amazon is watching the page carefully, though not entirely consistently.
"Certainly Jared and Ivanka, in their current situation, which is a deep legal quagmire, are putting everything on the president", he said.
BUT, what then does Bannon do?
"It's disgraceful and laughable".
It was no wonder the Trump White House came off from the outside as a confused madhouse, with a president constantly getting mixed messages and making decisions as an ill-informed neophyte would-be politician. In this case, such a move would be particularly risky. And it was definitely a D.C. moment: Dingledine found himself flanked by a cluster of cameras - the BBC, Fox News, someone conducting interviews in Turkish, and emissaries of various local TV channels.