Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has made so many headlines, it appears to be an even bigger story than the “bomb cyclone” snow storm slated to hit the East Coast early Thursday morning.
Wolff’s book “paints a stunning picture of dysfunction in the Trump campaign and White House,” CNN host Anderson Cooper said. Much of the hoopla surrounding the bombshell book centers on quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who Cooper described as President Donald Trump’s “campaign mastermind.”
Although headlines have focused on Bannon’s confessions, the host noted that Wolff claims to have based Fire and Fury on interviews with more than 200 Trump White House and campaign staffers — including the president himself.
Excerpts from the book include claims that the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t name three priorities of the administration a mere six weeks into Trump’s tenure and the then-candidate’s apparent disinterest in learning about the Constitution while on the campaign trail. Though not related directly to the campaign or White House, Wolff also included a salacious excerpt about how the president bedded his friend’s wives.
From Fire and Fury, here's Trump on his friends' wives –> pic.twitter.com/9imNBaSqm1
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 3, 2018
With the White House in full damage-control mode amid the revelations, correspondent Jim Acosta noted that the chaos is palpable.
“I think we could retire the term ‘dumpster fire’ because I think the ‘bomb cyclone’ hit Washington a day early,” Acosta quipped.