'Fire and Fury' book blows open GOP feud

Воскресенье, 14 Янв, 2018

President Donald Trump is praising a major Republican donor family for distancing themselves from his former adviser Steve Bannon. News' Jon Ward that she planned to dispute some quotes attributed about her, but has yet to release a statement or comment further on them.

After Mercer condemned Bannon, the president tweeted his approval.

The President described Mr Wolff as a "total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book". Henry Holt and Co. responded by releasing it sooner.

Rush Limbaugh, the far-right conservative commentator and radio host, derided former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, calling him a leaker and a creation of wealthy GOP donors.

Bannon also said there was "zero chance" in his opinion that Trump Jr. didn't walk Russian officials up to his father's 26th floor suite, clearly implicating the President. The acrimony suggests a permanent split between the president and the strategist who helped him win the White House.

"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", has caused something of a sensation in recent days following extracts which purport to shed fresh and unsettling light on Mr Trump's behaviour and life behind the walls of the White House. Steven Bercu, CEO and Co-owner of BookPeople said more than 100 people have placed book reservations for the new shipment Monday.

"The first time since the Kennedy White House that a presidential couple had maintained separate rooms", Wolff writes.

"He is not a typical president of the past, I think that's well recognised - that's also why the American people chose him", he said. "Whether he realised it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it certainly was not off the record".

Bannon's reaction to the controversy has been muted. NBC News has not confirmed much of what appears in the Michael Wolff book.

This month, I haven't been able to log on to Twitter without seeing a barrage of tweets, screenshots and counter-point articles about "Fire and Fury", a book by Michael Wolff. The first lady's tears on election night weren't tears of joy and when a former Trump campaign advisor tried to explain the constitution to the candidate, he got bored after the Fourth Amendment.

They're "desperate attempts" to attack Trump, she said. Bannon said that Jared Kushner was involved in money laundering schemes that also roped in the Trump organization itself both in the United States and operating in other countries.

"But, now that Trump's lawyers are going all out to try and stop it from being published, I'm buying 20 copies". The publisher instead moved up the release date to Friday. "So we've been taking bets in the store about who will actually be here".

It already has cost him a key backer. So for instance, he inaccurately describes a report in the New York Times.