Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is the latest book written by Michael Wolff, an American journalist who’s had access to the White House and its staff. Here are some of the sad, frustrating, and weird antics alleged in this book. More excerpts and revelations will come out on Thursday.
Trump Would Eat Burgers In Bed
At one point in their relationship, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump would share dinner at 6:30 PM, on a daily basis. If Bannon was not able to have dinner with him, Trump would retire to his residence and eat cheeseburgers from bed by himself, while watching three television screens. Trump would also rant about the media via phone calls with friends during his TV consumption.
Locks on His Bedroom Door
Wolff also claims that Trump had a habit of securing his bedroom door with a lock during the early days of his tenure in the White House. Whenever housekeeping cleaned up after him, he would chastise them. It’s alleged that Trump would rectify housekeeping staff, saying “if my shirt is on the floor, it’s because I want it on the floor.”
Trump Expected To Lose the Race
To the untrained eye, narcissism can grandstand and fool others to think that it is confidence. There were chinks in his armor, and he fully expected to lose the presidential race to Democrat Hillary Clinton, with him preemptively planning to return to private life. Wolff added that if he lost, Trump would be positioned as a “martyr to Crooked Hillary,” with his children and those orbiting him being catapulted into celebrity.
Ivanka Trump, First Female President?
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner actually struck out a deal between themselves, With Wolff reporting that if in the future an opportunity arose where one could run for president, she would. Ivanka Trump says that Hillary Clinton will not be the first female president – she would.
Trump Was Paranoid about Being Poisoned
He was neurotic about housekeeping touching his personal belongings, especially his toothbrush. He would trip on his own bed and informed housekeeping staff exactly when he wanted the sheets changed and washed. Trump would explicitly ban anyone from touching his toothbrush for fears of being poisoned.
Trump Complains about Sources? He Was His Own Source
Trump has complained about “fake news media,” doubting their sources. Wolff wrote that Trump would be too quick to divulge embarrassing and sensitive information about himself and his shortcomings. Trump would allegedly complain about things over the phone, throughout the day, to people he shouldn’t be trusting in the first place. Nothing was stopping the recipients of these calls of spreading information to the media.
Wolff notes that he has spoken and interviewed more than 200 people, including several senior staff who work in the White House over the span of 18 months.
The book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, will be released on January 9, with some journalists already having copies of the book.
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