From the Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump mounted a Twitter offensive Friday against a controversial new book that claims to provide an inside look at apparent dysfunction within the White House.
Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House was published on Friday, four days before its initially scheduled publication date. The book, which Wolff says was based on “conversations and interviews over a period of 18 months with the president, most members of his senior staff, and many people to whom they in turn spoke,” provides an unflattering portrait of the president and many of his advisors. Steve Bannon, a former advisor to the president, has often been cited as one of Wolff’s sources for the book, leading Trump to disavow Bannon and say that he “lost his mind.”
Several publications, such as the Chicago Tribune and the Washington Post, have questioned the veracity of some facts in Wolff’s book, which in many places does not clearly cite the sources of its claims. So far, Wolff has stood by his reporting.
Trump himself has been on the attack against the book, calling it “phony” and saying that he “authorized Zero access to the White House (actually turned him down many times)” to Wolff. “Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist,” Trump tweeted. “Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve [Bannon]!”
On Friday, Trump continued to tweet, saying that the book was part of a concentrated effort by the “Fake News Media (Mainstream)” to attack the presidency “at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad!”
He also described Wolff as a “total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!”
Saturday morning, Trump took aim at the book’s claims that he was mentally unfit for office. “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” he tweeted, later describing himself as “not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”
Fire and Fury is expected to top best-seller lists.
Aren’t we all?
The Trussville Tribune
That’s rhetorical, right?
Defend Hillary in about a year. She is gonna need it.
Scott White She certainly appears to have gotten away with something…so far. With a little help from her friends.
Sid Minton 😁😁😁😁.. saw your bride Friday. She tell you i said hello
I love the feeble reference to HRC. It’s just like a drug to these people.
As I’ve said before, if you have to tell the world you’re “stable” and a “genius” you are neither.
In what weird parallel world does he live in? Stable Genius? Really! I think the guys with the funny white coat, y’all know the one with the sleeves that fasten in the back come to pick chump up
Shannon VanderWall Dean
Stable, genius, very smart, oh…..and humble too!! Geez the ego!
Zac Abramson the libs are the ones addicted to the Trump drug by far. It shows every day
Sheila Day Dunaway
The Trussville Tribune, that is a very chopped up version of this story. Tell it all or dont tell it at all. #MAGA
So never defend against the lies? Forgot it!
Charles Browning , thrashing about like a fish on deck is the worst possible way to “defend” oneself. Sorry, but nutty rants do more to confirm than to deny.