Michael Wolff explains why Trump relies on Fox News: ‘He doesn’t read and he doesn’t listen’ unless it’s on TV
President Donald Trump has access to some of the world’s most highly classified information — yet his tweets suggest he still gets most of his news from “Fox & Friends.”
Michael Wolff, who spent weeks in the White House researching his book Fire and Fury, said Trump’s staffers struggle daily to distract him from the television long enough to engage him with crucial information he needs to perform his duties as president.
“One of the crises of this administration is, how do you get information to this man?” Wolff told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “Because not only does he not read, and this is at a level, certainly, we have never seen before in the White House, of someone who just won’t consume written information, language — doesn’t want it.”
“But that’s not the only problem,” Wolff continued. “The other problem is that he doesn’t listen. So the man doesn’t read information and won’t listen to the information that you give him, so literally how do you communicate? How do you convince him of anything? How do you make him understand the facts that he needs to know in order to do his job? I would say nobody has yet successfully answered that question.”