Opinion Donald Trump’s Open Meeting Just Proves How Right Michael Wolff Is

20:17  11 january  2018
20:17  11 january  2018 Source:   thedailybeast.com

Trump blasts Bannon after new book

  Trump blasts Bannon after new book President Donald Trump is blasting his former chief strategist ahead of the release of a new, unflattering book. Trump says in the statement Wednesday that when Bannon was fired, "he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."A new book by writer Michael Wolff offers a series of explosive revelations, including that Trump never expected to win the 2016 presidential race. © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, speaks during an event in Manchester, N.H.

Donald Trumps Open Meeting Just Proves How Right Michael Wolff Is The biggest, the best, the longest White House reality episode took place on Tuesday to

The televised meeting that was supposed to show his mastery at the deal only showed what a doofus he is. All the king’ s men couldn’t put it together again. Rather than be the sure-fire, live-cast way to change the subject from Michael Wolff ' s book in which his staff and others declared his dangerous

Donald Trump, Steny Hoyer et al. are posing for a picture © Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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The biggest, the best, the longest White House reality episode  took place on Tuesday to dismal ratings. Rather than be the sure-fire, live-cast way to change the subject from Michael Wolff's book in which his staff and others declared his dangerous incompetence and show Trump at his deal-making best, the meeting revealed that on the whole Wolff got it right.

Trump had only to hold two things in his mind at the same time. DACA, yes; the Wall he chanted about at every campaign rally, yes. And oh, don’t be wooed by Democrats. Do not flirt, as he did with Chuck and Nancy over Chinese food. Do not believe they like you. Do not give in to the thrill of the deal. Democrats are the enemy.

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  Trump’s lawyers send cease-and-desist letter to Bannon Letter says former strategist’s comments to author of new book violate Bannon’s employment agreement with Trump and defame the presidentIn a letter sent Wednesday night, Trump's lawyers told Bannon his comments to author Michael Wolff in a soon-to-be-released tell-all book violate Bannon's employment agreement with Trump in numerous ways and also defame the president.

Michael Wolff meets Donald Trump at Trump Towers and suggests writing a behind-the-scenes book about his time at the White House. After some persuading, Trump agrees. Wolff bases himself near the White House and enjoys extensive access to staff members through a year of research and writing.

But he couldn’t do that and his failure happened in real time for everyone to witness. Did you see, social media buzzed, what Trump just said to Senator Dianne Feinstein about a clean bill being great and he would take the heat.

Can you believe it?

No one could, least of all his advisors who thought they were having a much-needed do-over after their major pushback on Sunday failed. Stephen Miller’s mindless, repetitive defense of Trump to CNN’s Jake Tapper got him cut off and then escorted out of the building. Let Trump be a prepared president with a task so simple even he can’t blow it. Instead they had to watch in horror as he failed to perform. When Rep. Kevin McCarthy is the smart one in the room and you have to erase incriminating parts of the transcript like a Kremlin operative, you know it’s been a spectacular failure.

Book: Trump insisted on false story about Trump Tower meeting

  Book: Trump insisted on false story about Trump Tower meeting President Donald Trump insisted that a 2016 meeting in Trump Tower was about adoption policy -- after knowledge of the meeting had become public -- despite the likelihood reporters already had evidence demonstrating the meeting had been arranged to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton, a new book about the Trump presidency says. The book by Michael Wolff has come under fire by the White House, which has dismissed it as "complete fantasy," and quotes in the book attributed to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon have led to Trump unloading on the former top aide.

Donald Trump and Michael Wolff deserve one another. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat and civil rights hero, announced he would not attend Trump ’ s inauguration, Trump derided And now comes Wolff ’ s book that , if initial excerpts are reflective of the entirety, prove the ample reason for “horrified

Donald Trump ’ s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting Bannon has criticised Trump ’ s decision to fire Comey. In Wolff ’ s book, obtained by the Guardian ahead of Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner …

Trump’s display cracks his truce with Capitol Hill after pushing through tax cuts. House conservatives in the Freedom Caucus feel as warmly about Trump’s Bill of Love as they did about the Summer of Love. Their limited openness to agree to a non-monolithic wall--more fencing and high-tech surveillance and less money for an actual wall--is dead in light of Trump’s televised squishiness. They've told the new clean-up-the-mess Gang of Four congressional leaders convening in emergency session today that it’s $18 billion in concrete or bust. 

What the White House actually accomplished Tuesday is the opposite of what it set out to do—set the bar low and show a president carrying out presidential tasks competently. If this had been Trump at the first tee, he’d have shanked it 50 yards into the woods. Into the bargain, the White House staff took more mulligans than Clinton ever did. Aside from giving in to his Democratic captors, all the king’s men couldn’t keep him from going off script to long nostalgically for the olden days of Jack Abramoff memorial earmarks.

Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president

  Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump's time in the White House.Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" that Trump is not fit to do the job was becoming a widespread view.

Michael Wolff , author of the new controversial book 'Fire and Fury,' discusses his compressed reporting and writing time for the book, Steve Bannon' s

Trump inadvertently demonstrated what Wolff, convinced of his own superiority, could not do in round-the-clock interviews with friendly anchors: that despite Wolff himself being above the rigor and rules of mere journalists, on the larger truth he is right. The president is impulsive, uncontrollable and unteachable, burdened with an ignorance he doesn’t have the self-awareness to realize he has or the discipline to overcome it. Rather than show he's "like, really smart" and went to "the best colleges for college," Trump showed that the job reduced to its simplest level is beyond his grasp leaving his advisers sickened like parents watching their well-coached child put a square peg in a round hole at a pre-school admissions interview.

No wonder his staff is leaving in record-breaking droves, the latest reported to be on their way out the door including White House counsel Don McGahn and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, with no one clamoring to replace them. The made-for-TV after-school special made an indelible impression on them, and viewers, that Trump at his very best may never be better than most of us at our very worst.

Will he ever rise to the occasion or to the job or ever, pivot? The pre-schoolers will learn, but Trump will not.

Wolff Says White House Spoke Of Replacing Trump With 25th Amendment ‘All The Time’ .
“Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff spoke out on Sunday about the White House staff’s alleged concerns about President Donald Trump’s fitness, saying that discussions on enacting a constitutional amendment to replace the president are “alive every day in the White House.” “It’s not unreasonable to say this is 25th Amendment kind of stuff,” Wolff told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” while discussing the interviews he says he had with West Wing officials that were published in his explosive new book.The 25th Amendment allows the vice president to take over the position of president if the president is unable to do his job.

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