With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including:

— What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him
— What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama
— Why FBI director James Comey was really fired
— Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room
— Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing
— What the secret to communicating with Trump is
— What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers

Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.

My Thoughts: Within the pages of Fire & Fury, the reader will find more than enough information to reinforce his or her view of the current administration.

To learn that the Trump camp had other plans besides winning, like creating their own media empire, seems totally plausible. But now that Trump is in, he has doubled down and cemented his position, longing for the attention and loyalty he believes that he deserves.

If he doesn’t like something, he tweets a rant; in fact, Twitter ranting is his go-to reaction to what he calls “fake news” or a “witch hunt.”

Around him, in the West Wing, chaos reigns. The rivalry between staff members reminds me of a huge dysfunctional family, and the enmity grows with each passing day. As the ongoing investigation into collusion and obstruction of justice continues, we watch daily for new information…and new rants from the Ranter in Chief.

Reading this book will not be an uplifting experience. But if we arm ourselves with knowledge of what is happening in Washington, we might be able to take action. I am familiar with protests, having been young during the Vietnam War. Having watched Nixon be investigated, with the threat of impeachment hovering, I can live through the experience again. Hopefully, sooner rather than later. A 5 star read.



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    I’m with you Laurel, the sooner his term or presidency is over the better. My blood boils almost on a daily basis over things his admin is doing. I worry about our world much more now than ever before. What does it say about people? or the population? That right-wing nationalism is taking over the globe? Hmm. Anyways, I’m glad this book documented what’s been going on — though Trump never seems to lose his base no matter what deranged thing he does. They still like him?

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Susan, and I can’t believe that some people still believe in him! But hopefully his actions and the consequences will bring an end to the insanity, at least temporarily.

      I had a wonderful and long Skype chat with my oldest son (from Prague) today; he is the only one of my four adult children with whom I can talk about these things. Sad, right? Makes me wonder who raised the other three…LOL.

      Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for sharing your thoughts.


      1. Well, I’m not from Prague, but I live there. 😉 It was nice chatting to you from outside the “Freedom Empire.” People shouldn’t get too hung up on who the front man is. In fact, maybe people will eventually start to see that their best interests are NOT represented by the government, and that their own freedoms have slowly been eroded by a systematic process dating back at least 50 years. The President is just a puppet controlled by the corporate elite. The slow indoctrination into the ‘work hard = results’ b.s. is the exact propaganda the Soviet Empire used on its workers: the ‘mighty proletariat.’ Meanwhile, the elite billionaires, all over the Earth, laugh and try not to spew cognac out of their noses.

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      2. Interesting thoughts, Craig…and sorry about saying you are “from” Prague…I meant that the chat was from there…LOL

        I would love to believe that the man in the White House (or the front man) is just a puppet, but he can do things and take actions that impact all of us. His Twitter rants alone enrage people…and we do react, which means we are affected.


    1. I agree, Catherine, and I truly believe that, in addition to his narcissistic personality, he is mentally ill. Possibly showing signs of dementia. Then there is the VP, who reminds me of a snake in the grass.

      Then there is Steve Bannon, not in the White House any longer, but planning to build his own base!

      Trump’s kids are problematic, too, but hopefully they’ll all go to jail…lol.

      At least when Nixon left, his VP was okay.. Sigh.


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