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Fire and Fury’s Michael Wolff spilling details in new White House book — and Trump sources were eager to tell all

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Michael Wolff will release a sequel next month to his blockbuster White House tell-all, “Fire and Fury.”

The author provided a fly-on-the-wall account of first-year pandemonium inside President Donald Trump’s White House, and he will cover the following year in “Siege: Trump Under Fire,” which is due out June 4, reported Axios.

“‘Siege’ reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed,” the publisher says.

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“Fire and Fury” sold more than 4 million copies, according to publisher Henry Holt.

Wolff interviewed 150 sources for the new book, and Axios reported those sources are primarily former senior officials and acquaintances outside the White House who speak nightly with the president.

More than two-thirds of Wolff’s sources in “Fire and Fury” spoke to him again for the new book — and some of them sought him out.

Wolff didn’t try to interview the president himself, because he wanted to avoid a legal fight that might have delayed publication.


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A whopping 14 percent of new US COVID-19 cases are coming from Texas

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With the daily number of new coronavirus infections in Texas now exceeding that of most other states, experts say Texas has become a hot spot of the global pandemic and that more aggressive measures are needed to slow the virus’ spread.

Texas’ new confirmed cases of the coronavirus now make up around 14% of the U.S. total — measured by a seven-day average — a significantly higher proportion than its 9% share of the nation’s population. Since July 1, the U.S. has reported 358,027 new infections. Of those, 50,599 were in Texas.

On Tuesday, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported more than 10,000 new cases — representing nearly 20% of the nation’s new cases for the day. It could be a “catch-up” from the July 4 holiday, DSHS spokesman Chris Van Deusen said, noting that numbers reported Sunday and Monday were lower.

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Devastating new ad uses Ronald Reagan’s words against Trump to stunning effect

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The Lincoln Project is not the only right-wing group that has been creating attack ads slamming President Donald Trump. Another is Republican Voters Against Trump, which uses the words of President Ronald Reagan in its latest video to illustrate Trump’s failures as president.

In the ad — which lasts one minute and 40 seconds — RVAT contrast Reagan’s words with images of the U.S. during the Trump era. The message is not subtle: Under Trump, the United States is a long way from Reagan’s vision for the country.

The ad isn’t aimed at liberals and progressives, many of whom would argue that Reagan’s economic policies were bad for the American working class during the 1980s. It asks Republicans: “Has your party left you?”

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The sheep-like loyalty of Trump supporters is starting to backfire

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Donald Trump thinks his voters are morons. This universal truth was once again demonstrated this week by a Facebook ad working Trump’s new statue-oriented campaign strategy. The ad declared, “WE WILL PROTECT THIS” and featured a photo of … no, not some racist-loser Confederate general astride a horse but “Cristo Redentor,” the famous statue of Jesus Christ that sits atop Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro, which, for those keeping track, is not in the United States but in Brazil, a sovereign nation in a different continent.

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