Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff
With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.
This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:
-- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
-- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers
Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
Currently Goodreads Rating: 3.5 Stars
Published January 5th 2018 by Henry Holt & Company
It's great to see a timeline of events and be informed about some of the stuff that went on during the first one hundred days with Trump in office, but the more the opinions started trickling in, the more I started to doubt the events. I was hoping to get a journalists' unbiased review of the events that had taken place, but I slowly started seeing words get put in people's mouths and the bias was unveiled. I did still enjoy seeing a broad overview of each event Trump has been confronted with so far in his presidency, but the personal situations roped in to try to bash his character were unnecessary.
I would want to judge a person on what they accomplished in the white house, not by their past. Even then, who am I to judge because I have no idea if I'd last a day in the overwhelming stress of having to make that many decisions and having that many people's eyes on me. It's hard to not laugh at the accusations that he doesn't know how to be president. Of course he doesn't, no president really knows the requirements until they are already in office and learning as they go.
I could tell the author was biased because he made a point of saying that Trump was worthless, didn't know what he was doing, and could never make a decision, then would bash him for doing just that in making decisions. I do understand that the dynamic of not consulting with people outside your family when you are the president and govern a lot more than just a household is weird. If that is true, that is concerning. I understand though when everyone is purposely leaking information to catch his attention why he wouldn't want to divulge information.
The politics of politics is the reason I avoid them. I wish I could find an honest, reliable source with no bias. The only stories that grace the news are the bad or the biased where I'm just scared to get anywhere near the comments section and see the personal attacks. A fellow bookstagrammer said she can't wait till the idiot republicans leave the office. I don't get the name calling either direction. I don't want to have to pick a team. I just want America to be great, republican or democrat, I don't care. If the past president created more debt than why not try something new, and if he doesn't work, then we will try something again till something works.
It was great to have a brief synopsis of the events of his presidency thus far, but it wasn't anything I hadn't read in the news already. It was just a condensed reminder and more so seems like a platform to once again sprout opinion like I have just done. I've said my piece and although I was so curious to create my own opinion on this book I'm glad I read it, but would not recommend it to others. It's not riveting, or any deeper of a dive than you might have already known.