Is Fire and Fury fact or fiction? Bay Area readers can’t wait to read the book
A quick check of Bay Area bookstores shows that while demand is very for the tell-all book “Fire and Fury,” by Michael Wolff, the books aren’t yet available in the store. That said most bookstores should at least have some copies ready to sell as soon as this afternoon. But don’t expect the copies to last long as there seems to be a big-time demand from both fans of President Donald Trump as well as those who could never support him.
Most manager’s told News Talk Florida that online sales of the book were very strong. By the end of the cold Florida weekend, the book – hard copy – or the easy to get e-version will be heating up readers Saturday and Sunday plans.
Publisher Henry Holt in a news release said: ‘Due to unprecedented demand, we are moving the on-sale date for all formats of “Fire and Fury,” by Michael Wolff, to Friday, January 5, at 9 am ET.’
Few books have been as explosive as Wolff’s look inside President Donald Trump’s White House. The book makes the claim that none of team Trump wanted him to win 2016 race for the White House. According to Wolff, the goal was to come close lose to ‘crooked’ Hillary Clinton.
The goal wasn’t to win as much as it was to use the loss with the narrative that “we were robbed of the election.” They then could use their extensive influence to keep the political base energized while expanding the Trump business empire.
Perhaps most explosive part of the book claims that they the 71-year-old President’s mental capacity, amid longstanding rumors he may be suffering from dementia.
The White House has challenged Wolff’s claims, calling the book ‘disgraceful and laughable.’
President Trump’s friend and former advisor Steve Bannon many feel as if he was the driving force behind the book. That is something that Bannon has denied for the past 48 hours.
But Wolff took to morning television to defend his book appearing on NBC News Today Show this morning. He said “I will tell you the one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common: They all say he is like a child,” Wolff explained. “And what they mean by that is, he has a need for immediate gratification. It is all about him.”
Wolff added that “100 percent of the people around” Trump, “senior advisers, family members, every single one of them, questions his intelligence and fitness for office.”
For the record Wolff is a very controversial author. For years, been a took on the highest powered members of the Republican’s and the Democrats, writing highly unflattering columns and books.
The New York Times put it best: His arsenic-laced prose was well known among powerful figures like Rupert Murdoch, whose life Mr. Wolff chronicled in a 2008 biography that left its subject displeased. But his nose for first-class gossip kept the machers circling.
One has to wonder why the Trump White House allowed Wolff to roam around the West Wing for months talking to anyone who had a story to tell. We don’t know how much fact or fiction his book contains, but we do know it will be a big time best seller.