Fire and Fury: Trump exposé to become television series

Paul Donovan reviews Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

Fire and Fury book on Donald Trump a hot commodity at public libraries

Inside The Trump White House - the tell-all book President Donald Trump has said is "full of lies" - is to be adapted for television, USA media reported on Wednesday (Jan 17).

The book has already been attacked by the President after portraying him as basically unprepared for everything his office entails. He gave White House officials a working title for his book, "The Great Transition: The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration". By telling the president and his inner circle what they wanted to hear.

The publisher thanked author Michael Wolff for "taking on the planet's biggest bully", referring to Trump.

And it has brought new scrutiny to Wolff, who has been a figure in NY media circles for decades.

Wolff recounts a number of revealing confessions and anecdotes in the book, many of which are critical of Trump, his behavior, habits, and quirks.

All it takes to earn the president's trust, apparently, is telling him something you know he desperately wants to hear. Wolff, by his own account, seemed to inhabit the West Wing for an extended period of time while collecting blockbuster quotes and assembling juicy anecdotes that made the White House look inept, confused and amateurish.

It wasn't until August of a year ago, Bloomberg says, that Hicks and other senior aides such as Jared Kushner came to the understanding that their foes within the building, like Bannon, may have been dishing to Wolff about them. He visited about 17 times, according to a person familiar with the matter. Nor did they monitor what Trump's aides were telling the controversial author. Wolff's book was almost finished.

But the list of top salaries, which dates back to June 2017, also includes names the President would rather forget, including axed chief strategist Steve Bannon and ousted chief of staff Reince Priebus.

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