Trump’s lawyers are trying to stop release of explosive book
Donald Trump‘s lawyers are reportedly trying to stop the release of an explosive new book revealing behind-the-scenes details of his life in the White House.
It comes after excerpts of Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, were widely circulated this week.
The tell-all diary outlines, among other things, Trump’s sour relationship with ex-aide Steve Bannon. They allegedly used to have dinner together most nights until he was fired.
Bannon is alleged to have called a 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who offered potentially damning information about Hillary Clinton ‘treasonous’.
The president, thinking it best he step in to have his say, said on Wednesday that Bannon ‘lost his mind’ when he was fired and actually had little to do with Trump’s election success.
Trump issued a statement that reads: ‘Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
‘Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.
‘Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
‘We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.’
The book also alleges Trump eats cheeseburgers in bed for dinner while watching three televisions and ranting down the phone to his friends about the media.
Writing in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Wolff also claimed Trump angered Secret Service staff by insisting on adding a lock to his bedroom door.
He is also accused of shouting at housekeepers for cleaning, on one occasion screaming ‘If my shirt is on the floor, it’s because I want it on the floor’.
Wolff also claimed President Trump stripped his own bedsheets, and warned his staff not to touch any of his belongings – especially his toothbrush.
He is notoriously afraid of being poisoned.