New tell-all book bashes president

Lilli Hancock, Staff Writer

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On Jan. 5, 2018, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff was released. The book describes the behavior of Donald Trump, the staff of his 2016 campaign team, and White House staff. The book is already a best-seller and is flying off the shelves.

  Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House was written by Michael Wolff, an American author and journalist. The book paints an unflattering picture of the president and attacks his intelligence and ability to lead the country. The best seller includes quotes from people such as former White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon.

  Some parts of the book describe Trump’s staff mocking him and his intelligence.One section of the book contains an exchange between Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, and Steve Bannon.

  “‘I wouldn’t give Donald too much to think about,’ said an amused Ailes. Bannon snorted. ‘Too much, too little-doesn’t necessarily change things,’” the book claims.

  The publisher of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Henry Holt, received a cease-and-desist letter from Trump’s attorney. However, books have still been flying off the shelves. As of Wednesday, Jan. 10, 29,000 copies of the book have been sold. However, the amount of ebooks that have been sold surpass 250,000. The book won’t be back in stock on Amazon for another two to four weeks.

  This new book has enraged the president. He took to twitter on Jan. 7, 2018 to express his outrage at the “fake” book. In a series of several tweets, he defended his intelligence and his ability to lead the nation.

  “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump wrote in one tweet on Jan. 6, 2018.

  Trump posted several tweets attacking the author, Michael Wolff.

  “Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author,” Trump ranted in a tweet on Jan. 7, 2018.

 Trump’s reaction has just drawn more attention to the book. Many are speculating whether the claims in the book are true or not. Lakeview student Mary Holton, ‘20 shared her views on Trump’s reaction.

  “I think Trump was was embarrassed and that’s why he reacted the way he did,” Holton stated.

  Lorelei Krembel, ‘20 also shared her opinion on the book.

  “I believe the book brings up very valid points and is correct about Trump not being fit to be president,” Krembel shared.

  Despite the president’s outrage, the book’s sales skyrocketed after being released and is the fastest-selling nonfiction book in the publisher’s history.

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