How True Is Michael Wolff's White House Exposé — Fact or Fiction


The revelations in Michael Wolff's explosive book about Donald Trump's first year in office have renewed scrutiny of the president's mental health.

Still, even if only half of what the book contains is true, it paints a damning portrait of a paranoid president and a chaotic White House, BBC North America editor Jon Sopel says. She tried to convince her husband to join her. He wasn't into the idea. "Indeed, many of his tweets were the product of his repetitions - he just couldn't stop saying something".

"I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected", Mercer said.

Trump's lawyers sent Wolff a cease-and-desist letter, saying some of the claims made in the book about the president were libelous.

Booksellers were notified of the decision earlier in the day on Thursday. "And Jared/Trump speak to Murdoch all the time!"

"He's shown an attraction to powerful weapons and war and provoked a hostile nation that already has an unstable leader and nuclear power", Lee said. "I'm not disputing what he writes in the totality, I'm just trying to give it a little more color". "Melania, to whom Donald Trump had made his solemn guarantee, was in tears - and not of joy".

Two months later, she earned an audience on Capitol Hill with a group of lawmakers. It's not unusual for staffers working on presidential transitions to enter into such deals because they're privy to sensitive government information, according to Bob Bauer, a former White House counsel and campaign lawyer for President Barack Obama. "Wolff exploits the human tendency to confuse frankness and cruelty with truth-telling", media critic Jack Shafer wrote in Slate in 1998.

A legal notice to Wolff and publisher Henry Holt said Trump's lawyers were pursuing possible charges including libel, the Post reported. The greater the criticism from the press, he had to know, the greater likelihood the Trumpies would embrace him.

Wolff is a mash-up of old-school New York media and the Dot Com world. But another aspect is that, differentiating himself from every other candidate, he has a long, intimate relationship with nearly every significant player in the media and, indeed, lavishes copious praise on almost all of them.

Correction: January 5, 2018 12:00 am - A previous version of this story incorrectly said Steve Bannon had been the chairman of the Trump campaign.

"I wasn't there to teach the president the Constitution". "Part gossip columnist, part psychotherapist, part social anthropologist, Wolff invites readers to be a fly on the wall of the moguls' inner sanctum". Some journalism advocates said Trump's tactic was disturbing and compared it to an attempt at censorship.

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Wolff, a controversial author who has chronicled the lifestyles of the rich and famous in New York City, obtained extraordinary access to Trump's White House, and walked away with blockbuster stories that have figured prominently in political news for the past couple of days.