US President Donald Trump is clearly not happy over the release of a new book titled ‘“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff. He even tried to block its release but now that it is out, he is terming it ‘full of lies’.
“I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist,” Trump tweeted in reference to the book.
“Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!” Trump wrote.
The book also caused a public split between Trump and his former chief strategist and far-right campaign architect Steve Bannon.
The book quotes several of Trump’s aides, including Bannon, expressing serious doubt about his ability to be president. According to sources, Trump feels betrayed by Bannon, who was once his friend.
Here are excerpts from the book, due to be released on Tuesday.
“As the campaign came to an end, Trump himself was sanguine. His ultimate goal, after all, had never been to win. … ‘This is bigger than I ever dreamed of,’ he told (former Fox News chief Roger) Ailes a week before the election. ‘I don’t think about losing, because it isn’t losing. We’ve totally won.’”
“Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning.”
The book is surely going to be a hot-seller as people are already lining up to stock it in their collection and read more about the insides of Trump’s White House.