Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

Inside the Trump White House

Book - 2018
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Thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff tells the story of the stormy first nine months of Donald Trump's term as President. 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, ©2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250158062
Characteristics: xiii, 321 pages ;,25 cm


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Feb 18, 2018

"Fire and Fury" is an unflattering account of President Trump and his administration. I think it is true that the Trump Team did not believe they were going to win the election, and they were unprepared to settle into the White House and govern. I don't think it is true that most of the "all-star" candidates for various positions were not available because they had sided with Hillary Clinton. Since thirteen Russians were just indicted, you'll find the Russian discussions very interesting. "Trump is Trump" as you'll read many times. He is his own worst enemy, and his ego does not allow him to see that. He can't delegate authority so few are getting their jobs done. I can not see how he will have a chance to go down in history as a good president. We can only hope that he doesn't irreparably hurt this country.

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Feb 18, 2018

Anyone who followed the news during the first year of Trump's presidency won't be too surprised by anything in this book. It adds extra information to events that are already common knowledge, with most of the new information coming from conversations Wolff had with people inside the White House. Wolff seemed to have a lot of access, specifically to Steve Bannon. It's an interesting look at a controversial presidency, and the family members and staff with their own agendas.

Feb 17, 2018

An excellent account of the chaos created by a malignant narcissist whose incompetence knows no bounds.

Feb 13, 2018

I wouldn’t have purchased this book, except for the vitriol coming from #45 about this book. Nothing new is presented, but the tone it sets continues to prove that Trump’s White House is dysfunctional.

Feb 08, 2018

Michael Wolff is proof that your average American liberal lacks the intellectual and moral capacity to exercise wisdom and common sense. If you want to read something that is nothing but pure lies and falsities being promoted by a liberal with a leftist agenda, then this book will serve you well. I am sure there is an audience for this book purely for that reason.

Feb 08, 2018

Great read. I couldn't put it down. It's amazing the amount of control Steve Bannon and the team of Ivanka and Jared has over Pres. Trump according to this book. And I had no idea of the infighting that takes place in the White House among Trump's staff. The book made a good point about Trump's lack of social discipline including his out of control tweeting, walking out of a meeting if he was bored and what normal people would see as just bad, boorish behavior.

Feb 03, 2018

Interesting insight into the personalities and motivations of the players in the Trump Administration. It gives a believable background to the events that we watched in the first year.

Feb 01, 2018

This book is both better and worse than I expected: better in that Wolff knows how to write and tell a good story, and while some of the details are questionable, the big picture he paints (of an ignorant, aggressive, profoundly insecure narcissist, surrounded by nuts and incompetents) is persuasive; worse in that I'm used to reading books that have been proofread. In their rush to get into bookstores and libraries, the publisher apparently skipped the proofreading stage. One of the surprises is how banal Bannon, "Trivanka," and many of the other sycophants are. Bannon, in particular, seems to think he's brilliant, but his banality is startling.

Feb 01, 2018


Jan 31, 2018

An idiot surrounded by clowns. It’s worse than you can ever imagine. It would all be very entertaining if not for the fact that we have a fool wannabe authoritarian at the head of exec branch.

What’s he going to do as the walls close in?

A fluke of the democratic process that hopefully we survive. The lesson? Vote!

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Jan 21, 2018

Illustrated by this quote, don't believe everything you hear, read and sometimes see (Part 1 of 2):
“Do you condemn the actions of neo-Nazis? Do you condemn the actions of white supremacists?”

Some ninety minutes later he stood in the Diplomatic Reception Room, his eyes locked on to the teleprompter, and delivered a six-minute statement. Before getting to the point: “Our economy is now strong. The stock market continues to hit record highs, unemployment is at a sixteen-year low, and businesses are more optimistic than ever before. Companies are moving back to the United States and bringing many thousands of jobs with them. We have already created over one million jobs since I took office.”

Jan 21, 2018

Illustrated by this quote, don't believe everything you hear, read and sometimes see (Part 2 of 2):

And only then: “We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. . . . We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans. . . . Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

It was a reluctant mini-grovel. It was something of a restaging of the take-it-back birther speech about Obama during the campaign: much distraction and obfuscation, then a mumbled acknowledgment.

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Jan 13, 2018

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