Michael Wolff, the disgraced author of Fire and Fury, made a confession on Monday that destroys all credibility of his book. Although he claimed that the vice president and the cabinet all think President Trump is loopy, never talked to a single one of them. How could they have told him these things if they never talked to him? Two words, Steve Bannon. Most people don’t remember but at the beginning of the campaign Bannon was a NeverTrumper.
He even had an opposition research paper he shopped around to the media claiming that Trump had business dealings with the mob. How unusual. A New Yorker builder using a concrete company and trash hauler run by the mob. Try to find either that are not owned by the mob. Of course, you can always use packed dirt and hoard your garbage.
Wolff was interviewed by Norah O’Donnell who asked him if he talked to the vice president or the cabinet officials. He told O’Donnell that he didn’t Then he said he talked to President Trump for three hours. O’Donnell pointed out that Trump said he did no interview with Wolff either.
Wolff then reiterated claims he’d spent nearly three hours with the president for the book. O’Donnell said, “The president denies he ever spoke to you for this book, at all.”
Wolff responded, “I probably think he had no idea he was speaking to me for this book. When I would meet the president in the White House we would chat as though we were friends.”
“But that’s not an interview, to greet someone and say, ‘Hello,’” O’Donnell responded. “That’s not a journalistic exercise.”
But in the book Wolff wrote
“For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an ‘idiot.’ For Gary Cohn, he was ‘dumb as shit.’ For H.R. McMaster he was a ‘dope.’ The list went on.”
But since he didn’t talk to them where did he get the quotes from? He’s a fraudster and I hope some of the people mentioned in the book sues him and the publisher.