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The Possible Secret Behind the Book 'Fire and Fury'

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Michael Wolff is the author of an explosive new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. In this book, he describes the inner workings of the White House with main quotes from Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon. This book has brought about peoples' questioning of Trump's mental state and the capacity for his presidency.

Wolff claimed that he had conducted more than 200 interviews with Mr. Trump and the White House staff for writing that book. But Trump said he never spoke to Wolff for the book and authorized zero access for him to White House. Trump only admitted to speak to Michael Wolff during his presidential campaign as he liked the article Wolf wrote about him in June 2016 — "The Donald Trump Conversation: Politics' 'Dark Heart' Is Having the Best Time Anyone's Ever Had." It's not wrong at all for Wolff to choose the title Fire and Fury as an author. With "Inside the Trump White House," the title of this book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is undoubtedly catching the eyes of the audiences. It has really become the No.1 bestseller — suspiciously what Michael Wolff wants.

Steve Bannon's quotes in the book suggested that Mr. Trump was "unstable" and with low capacity for his presidency. The fact is that it's just a very personal opinion, no matter how good or bad Mr. Trump is in Steve Bannon's eyes. How can it represent that of the White House staff? Furthermore, Steve Bannon isn't a member of White House staff when he was interviewed for the book. That's why Trump said "sloppy Steve" in his tweet.

President Trump told NBC News that he had decided to fire FBI director James Comey because he didn't think James Comey was appropriate for the duty. It's so common for a team leader, a manager, or even a president to fire someone who doesn't fit the job, isn't it? Is it right or mentally healthy to put an unfit person at one important position such as FBI Director according to Michael Wolff? Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said to GMA (Good Morning America) that he didn't think there's any question about Trump's ability to fire James Comey because the president has the authority to fire anyone who's unsuitable for the job within the federal government. Anyway, don't forget that President Trump was once an excellent businessman which means he has the wonderful caliber to find, allocate, and optimize the resources he has.

In the book, Wolff also details the secret to communicating with Trump and why former chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room. It's ridiculous and kind of gossip. If he himself does know the secret to communicating with Trump, why is President Trump annoyed with him? And, if Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner were in the same room, the question would be "Why couldn't they be in different rooms?" according to Michael Wolff.

Conclusions:

It will convince the readers if Wolff can provide some video and audio records, or photos taken during his interviews, rather than claim "having conducted more than 200 interviews with Mr. Trump and his White House staff." If the interviews were truly made either in the White House or at other places, it's impossible to have no records. President Trump has defended himself by saying he's a "very stable genius" and has two greatest assets: his “mental stability and being, like, really smart.”

The book Fire and Fury is "a complete work of fiction" as President Trump branded it, and “tabloid gossip, full of false and fraudulent claims,” as called by the White House.

Wolff has become the author of a bestseller by writing a catchy title and choosing what the public might be interested in the White House. The stories he details in the book about President Trump and the White House are actually kind of rumors with almost no value. But he has succeeded to say the least. President Trump shows no mental health problems by responding to the book and leaving some defensive comments. Are audiences skeptical about this book and realizing the possible trick behind it?

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