On January 5, 2018, a book by journalist Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury: Within the White House of Trump,” was on sale, describing the mood of Trump’s campaign headquarters and the chaos at the White House in the first months of Trump’s tenure as President of the United States . Woolff really spent a lot of time in the White House and took about two hundred interviews, and in the book he told the contents of these conversations, and everything he had seen and overheard. It turned out to be a very detailed and outspoken underside of the work of the White House, however, many point out that the sources of information are very doubtful.
Excerpts from the book were published by the Guardian, New York Magazine and many other publications, and The Hollywood Reporter printed a column of Woolff. Fragments from the book and article provoked a scandal in the White House, official comments were given to Donald Trump himself on Twitter, his press secretary and the office of the First Lady.
Here is what, for example, you can learn from “Fire and Fury”.
“Jarvanka” – as Woolff calls Ivanka and Jared Kushnerov, this nickname was coined by the former chief strategist of the White House, Steve Bannon. According to Woolff, Ivanka and Jared Kushner agreed that Ivanka would run for the presidency of the United States, if such an opportunity arises. Even Ivanka allows himself to scoff at his father’s hair. For example, jokes that this color of hair Donald achieves with hair dye «Only for men», which acts like this: the longer you hold, the darker the color. But Trump can not stand it for long, so an orange blond comes out.
No one at Trump’s headquarters thought he was really going to overtake Hillary Clinton. Donald was horrified when he learned of his victory in the election, and Melania “sobbed – and it was not a tear of joy,” Woolff writes. At the inauguration Donald was angry that the stars did not come there, went all day dissatisfied, almost in public quarrels with his wife, and Melania looked as if she was about to burst into tears.
Melania and Donald have separate bedrooms in the White House (it’s there for the first time since the time of the Kennedy family). In the evenings, writes Woolff, if Trump did not supper at 6-30 with Steve Bannon, then he lay in bed with a cheeseburger, watched TV on three screens and talked on the phone with all his close circle. He forbade the servants to touch his things, including a toothbrush. In connection with the fear that he will be poisoned. Therefore, the president often eats in McDonald’s – no one suspects that this is possible at all, and all the ingredients are prepared in advance.