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Did you read "Fire and Fury" & do you think it is true?

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Jan 10 in Politics & Government ✌ by Dan (5,218 points)

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TheOtherTink Jan 10

No, I haven't read it, nor am I likely to.  It is about as reliable as the National Enquirer, or other such supermarket tabloids.  :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Enquirer

Actually the book only informs us of everything we already knew.

If that's true, then why would you need to read it?

http://ihavesolved.com/41850/did-you-read-fire-and-fury-%26-do-you-think-it-is-true?show=42002#a42002

Oh, wait, I forgot... MSNBC viewers need constant reinforcement of the party line. :D

Whether the book is true or not, the fact that orange idiot would have let anyone like Wolff into the oval office and camp out, says volumes about the administration.

@ dru: Tsk, tsk, dru, are you planning to write a tabloid article of your own? Even Wolff didn't claim to have "camped out" in the Oval Office. Instead, he said he had “something like a semi-permanent seat on a couch in the West Wing”.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/04/donald-trump-white-house-domestic-life-cheeseburger

And why did he have even that much access? “Since the new White House was often uncertain about what the president meant or did not mean in any given utterance, his [Trump's] non-disapproval became a kind of passport for me [Wolff] to hang around.”

So, yeah, the orange idiot apparently didn't give Wolff a second thought. :)

"semi-permant seat" that's cute. Wrong again! Wolff was given unlimited access to the Oval Office and Trump's staff.

"Unlimited access to the Oval office"?  You mean Wolff could just barge in on Trump or his staff in the Oval Office whenever he felt like it?  That's absurd on its face. Tell us another one, Dru.  :D


Didge Jan 10

I've read the same excerpts we've all seen but don't feel like spending time on the book. We don't really need Wolff to tell us something we've already gleaned from the constant stream of news stories surrounding this presidency, not to mention the damning tweets that flow every day from Trumps own account.

Of far greater concern is his claim to be a "rational genius". Normal people don't talk like that. Intelligent people don't have to. I don't like Donald Trump--what rational person could?--but I wouldn't wish senile dementia on anybody. Yet what other explanation can there be for somebody who behaves as inappropriately, and as dangerously, as he does?

TheOtherTink Didge Jan 11

Narcissism, perhaps?

Didge Didge Jan 11

I think the technical term is "batshit crazy".

TheOtherTink Didge Jan 11

@ Didge:  One can only marvel at the apparent dissatisfaction of the voters with the Establishments of both major parties to elect a batshit crazy candidate.  :ermm:

Marianne Jan 11

No, I did not read this book, and, according to what I heard, there seems to be "nothing new under the sun" shining over scandalising and scandalised, deeply split societies, interests and systems:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_and_Fury


Rooster Jan 11

No, I haven't bothered to read it. With all the mud slinging going on by both parties and certain people? What makes Wolff an expert? Like Didge said: We've all heard the crap from different people all over and I sure don't want to waste my time reading more about it.

To me? The alternative wasn't any better or maybe worse. I didn't vote for either and there isn't anything we can do about it now but sit back and watch and listen.

The best thing he has done so far? At least to me, was cut off aid to double dealing Pakistan. It's about time. That money could certainly be used here instead of sending it to a totally corrupt government.

TheOtherTink Rooster Jan 11

@ Rooster:  since the Supreme Court has become largely politicized in recent decades, it is a good thing that Trump was able to maintain some degree of political balance on the court with the appointment of Gorsuch.

P.S. @ Didge:  Trump isn't the only one in high office to have bragged about his/her intellect, real or imagined. :D  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sotomayor-explains-wise-latina-comment/

dru tiger Jan 17

No, but I plan to.

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