Journalist Michael Wolff’s second book on the Donald Trump administration will be released on Tuesday. Like his first book, Fire and Fury, his follow-up reports shocking details on the administration.
With Wolff’s new book, Siege: Trump under Fire set to be released on Tuesday, the author joined Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC Monday evening.
“Everybody is calling everybody else a name,” Wolff said. “And I assume that that sort of begins with Trump. It’s the ultimate defense, you have to be calling someone names because he’s calling everyone names.”
“They’re all calling Donald Trump crazy, they’re all calling him out of control, stupid, all those kinds of things,” O’Donnell noted.
“Anybody who has had contact with Donald Trump comes away thinking that there’s something wrong with him,” Wolff said. “And that’s putting it in a nice way.”
“This is — this is to say the very least, a difficult man to work with,” Wolff said. “To go a little further than this, this is a crazy person.”
“And that’s a continuation of what was in your first volume of this, of this study of Trumpism,” O’Donnell noted. “And you presented at the beginning more than anything else a continuing psychological profile of Donald Trump, of who this man is and how his mind works. Which in your view I take to be the most important thing about what you can find in your studies of this is how does the president’s mind work.”
“I think that that’s crucial. I think ultimately, 100 years from now, 50 years from now, ten years from now, we’re not going to be talking about the president’s policies,” Wolff replied. “We’re going to be talking about who this man is, how did this possibly happen. How could a person like this find himself in the position that he’s found himself in?”
“I mean, one of the interesting things is I think the dominant narrative now is that Donald Trump is the strong man,” he noted. “Whereas I think actually the narrative is Donald Trump is melting down. Every day, it gets stranger and stranger. Every day he’s more alone. Every day someone else deserts him. Every day he does something that is more peculiar, less logical — and has to be undone by someone else.”
CNN host left in tears after heartbreaking report on COVID-19 victims
During a segment on CNN this Monday, anchor Brianna Keilar was moved to tears while honoring people who've lost their lives to the coronavirus, especially while telling the story of a couple who died holding hands.
Keilar recounted how a couple married for over 50 years died from the virus only minutes apart after being admitted to the hospital on August 11. When it became clear they wouldn't survive, they were placed in the same ward, where they died holding hands.
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So-called moderate Georgia senator brags she’s as conservative as a pagan barbarian who killed his own brother to rule
Sen. Kelly Loeffler's (R-GA) new campaign ad brags that she's "more conservative than Attila the Hun," with an actor grunting off a "list" of things he would do.
It appears neither Loeffler nor her staff thought to google who Attila the Hun was and why associating yourself with him could be a public relations disaster.
Among the things the History Channel remembers about Attila, was that he killed his own brother to ensure absolute power. He invaded Gaul in an attempt to score a wife. He also had a "legendary lust for gold."
McConnell’s Supreme Court fight exposes the contempt he and Trump hold for millions of Americans: op-ed
Writing for the Washington Post this Monday, Greg Sargent says that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's forging ahead with a vote to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more than just "hypocrisy" -- it's a demonstration of "the contempt that McConnell and Trump hold for millions and millions of American voters."
"It’s about their cavalier willingness to treat all those voters’ political preferences as having no legitimate purchase at all — that is, when they vote for Democrats," Sargent writes.
According to Sargent, the "real game" was given away by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who declared that the “Constitution gives Senators the power” to confirm nominees, and so “no one should be surprised” if they do it in this case.