“Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh”—these are the words to describe Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury, which hit bookstores lst Friday and has created a firestorm ever since.
The book is a tell-all about Trump’s first few months in office, which Wolff claims is “stormy and outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing.” Wolff reportedly had “deep access to the West Wing.” He describes Trump as volatile and fiery, and tells what the White House staff really thinks of Trump (apparently, not much, according to Wolff).
He also talks about why Trump claimed he was wiretapped by the Obama administration, and how Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner hated each other so much they couldn’t be in the same room together. However, none of that appears to be true.
Wolff also gives the secret to how to communicate with Trump, as if he is some evil twin that has his own evil twin language. And of course, the book questions the President’s mental stability.
Nikki Haley has had enough, and she spoke out about the book on the Sunday talk show circuit, specifically with George Stephanopoulos on ABC This Week.
Amazingly, ol’ George didn’t ask questions you’d expect when you have the UN Ambassador sitting next to you—you know, questions about the state of the world, like Iran, North Korea—those sorts of questions.
Haley had a great response: “You know, the one thing about this book, having been a governor and now an ambassador, I’m always amazed at the lengths people will go to to lie for money and for power. It’s really — this is like taking it to a whole new low.”
Haley said she hadn’t read the book and she wouldn’t read it, but she had seen enough tidbits to know that the claims about White House staff are totally false. “I know those people in the White House. I’m there once a week. These people love their country and respect our president. I have never seen or heard the type of toxic language that they’re talking about in this book.”
Haley explained that she is there once a week for an entire day of White House meetings, and says she has never seen anyone question the stability of the president.”
Stephanopoulos tried his best to counter Haley, rebuffing her by basically asking how Wolff could be wrong, since he had conducted nearly 200 interviews on tape. Haley continued to support Trump by saying, “I know these people. I work with these people. I work with the president and speak with him multiple times a week.”
Haley continued: “This is a man who did not become the president by accident. And as much as everyone wants to talk about stability, was he unstable when he passed the tax reform? Was he unstable when we finally hit back at Syria and said no more chemical weapons? Was he unstable when we finally put North Korea on notice? Was he unstable when he said, wait, we need to look at Iran because this is getting to be a dangerous situation? Was he unstable with the jobs or the economy or the stock market?”
Haley 15, Stephanopoulos zero! She then said that when someone is elected president, the entire country needs to get behind that person with support, regardless of party, race or religion. “It’s that important,” Haley said.
Haley is no stranger to unfounded rumors. She was pulverized in the press when she ran for the South Carolina governorship. She ended up serving as a two-term governor for the state.
Wolff didn’t have nice things to say about Haley in the book. He described her as “as ambitious as Lucifer” and says that Haley is gunning to run for president in 2020. Wolff says that is why she won’t say anything negative about Trump—ever.
Wolff even went so far as to say that Trump knows he’ll only be a one-termer, and is grooming Haley to be the first female president. Haley is age 45 and is the first Indian American to ever be appointed to president’s Cabinet.