Explosive book on Trump goes on sale

U.S. President, Donald Trump
U.S. President, Donald Trump

The first copies of a controversial new book that portrays US President Donald Trump as uninformed and unfit for office hit the shelves on Friday.

After being threatened with legal action, publisher Henry Holt accelerated publication of journalist Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by four days.

It has already hit the number 1 bestseller spot on Amazon.

The book describes Trump’s 2016 campaign as a publicity stunt not intended to win the presidency, according to excerpts published Wednesday in New York magazine and the British newspaper The Guardian.

Among its other claims are that former top aide to the president Steve Bannon described a meeting between Trump’s son and Kremlin-linked figures as “treasonous.”

Bannon’s key supporters began to distance themselves from him since excerpts were published, the New York Times reported Thursday.

The family of the hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer — whose daughter Rebekah is a founder of right-wing news company Breitbart which Bannon chairs – seemed to sever ties with the outspoken arch-conservative.

“My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements,” Rebekah Mercer said in a statement reported by the Times.

In a letter on Trump’s behalf published online Thursday by the Washington Post, lawyer Charles Harder alleged that quotes attributed to Bannon and others were libellous.

Trump tweeted late Thursday that Wolff’s had written a “phony book.”

“Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!” the president wrote.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.