A book, Fire and Fury, written by Journalist Michael Wolff narrates the inside story of Trump and White House. He also talks about the secret presidential ambition of Ivanka Trump. The book based on over 200 interviews taken by Michael Wolff.
The reaction from White House has been that of a denial with press secretary Sarah Sanders saying the book was filled with “false and misleading accounts“. This book also claims that Trump was “befuddled” by his election win. Wolff went on to say that Trump did not enjoy his inauguration and he found White House scary.
The main points of the book are the followings.
Treasonous nature of Don Jr meeting as thought about by Bannon:
Steve Bannon, the chief strategist of White House thought the meeting between a Russian group and Donald Trump was “treasonous”.
Bannon is of the view that Justice Department investigation that links Trump campaign and Moscow would focus on money laundering, adding: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”
Trump ‘befuddled’ by his victory:
In a magazine based in New York, as claimed by this book, Wolff describes dismay and amazement that took place in Trump camp when the election result was out in November 2016.
Inauguration angered Trump
Communications director, Stephanie Grisham said in a statement:
“Mrs Trump supported her husband’s decision to run for President and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did.”
White House scares Trump
Trump, for most of his life, has lived according to his own rule. He has been a business tycoon that allowed his idiosyncrasy and whim to be cajoled and accommodated. Wolff writes: “Trump, in fact, found the White House to be vexing and even a little scary. He retreated to his own bedroom – the first time since the Kennedy White House that a presidential couple had maintained separate rooms”.
Presidential ambition of Ivanka Trump
The daughter of Mr. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, allegedly have mutually agreed that she might be a presidential candidate in the future. Wolff says, “Balancing risk against reward, both Jared and Ivanka decided to accept roles in the West Wing over the advice of almost everyone they knew. It was a joint decision by the couple, and, in some sense, a joint job. Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she’d be the one to run for president”.