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Who is the 'Fire and Fury' author — Michael Wolff

07 Janvier 2018

We're joined now by Chris Buskirk. His first one was White Kids, published in 1979.

MARTIN: What are your listeners saying?

Whether or not you spend an hour or more on your personal cell phone at work, it's important to be careful about its usage as it can reflect badly on you. This whole thing is very simple.

There's nothing in this book that really outlines Trump's strengths or weaknesses in any strategic way.

Former White House counsel and CNN contributor John Dean tweeted Friday that Richard Nixon "was competent, just dishonest" as opposed to Trump, who Dean says is both.

Later that evening, the president was on Twitter at Camp David, the presidential countryside retreat, slamming the author of a new book about him as a "total loser" and describing a former top adviser's firing as being "dumped like a dog". Commentators may have insight - though not much was needed to appraise this president - but Wolff has tapes. And people are going to try their powerplays. Wolff also extended thanks to Murdoch business executives and family members for honoring the old man's request that they cooperate. I mean, Steve Bannon was the president's chief political adviser, the architect of the Trump movement.

Wolff said in a TV interview Friday that he stands by the book, which he claims was based on 200 interviews within the White House inner circle. For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an "idiot".

The Israeli security establishment and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories - the Israeli organization that oversees government activities in the West Bank and Gaza - are concerned about possible freezing or cutting of U.S. funding to UNRWA, fearing the escalation of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Jack Shafer is Politico's senior media writer. But Liz "thought it would be fun", she said. The White House has forcefully disputed that characterization, and some aspects of Wolff's reporting have been called into question by the administration, as well as by other journalists. That's something the president disputes. That timetable changed after The Guardian newspaper obtained a copy earlier this week and revealed some of its most explosive allegations.

But the President did concede that he did a "quick interview with him a long time ago".

In response, the White House joined the president's fight against Wolff's book. Or is there simply no plan at all?

In between, even the moments where Bannon isn't present are seen through his eyes. Trump's self-absorption, impulsiveness, lack of empathy, obsessive focus on slights, tenuous grasp of facts and penchant for sometimes far-fetched conspiracy theories have invited armchair diagnoses and generated endless commentary. His party lost a net 11 Senate seats in cycles featuring a shutdown, and a net deficit of 28 seats in the House.

Wolff is very interested in Trump and his campaign as losers. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Will he still be able to galvanize Trump's base?

"I authorized Zero (sic) access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book", Trump said. And, yes, that's true. The federal judiciary is being filled with conservative all-stars.

Different Republicans have different priorities: for example, Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, is keen to address a reform of welfare programmes. I don't think so.

The book has been denounced by Trump, who tried to stop its release with cease-and-desist letters from his lawyers. Does Trump think? Does it matter? Fairly reported or not, there's little doubt that Michael Wolff's White House tell-all, Fire and Fury, has had an indelible impact.

"It is so good I would super size it if I could", declared reader Peter R. Clark, titling his five-star review "Making Journalist Great Again!"-a play on Trump's campaign slogan". When pressed for examples of falsehoods, she cited the book's "ridiculous" claim that Trump didn't know who then-House Speaker John A Boehner was.

On the other hand, Mr Trump and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, will push for funding to rebuild infrastructure, Reuters news agency reports.

Who is the 'Fire and Fury' author — Michael Wolff