Why has the 'Fire and Fury' book angered Trump so much?

Michele Moreno
January 8, 2018

Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox wrote that the Trump-Kushners are relishing Bannon's rapid slide into pariah status as his funders desert him and the board at Breitbart.com struggles to decide whether he should be allowed to remain as the company's CEO.

He was referring to the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", by Michael Wolff, which was released Friday.

Bannon also stated to Axios, "My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of "the evil empire" and to making films about Reagan's war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton's involvement in selling uranium to them".

A manager of Barnes & Noble in Glendale said there are no more copies in stock, adding that customers have a better chance to find the book if they pay over the phone. Paul Manafort is an independent actor who clearly put his own interests ahead of the campaign and all involved. "He should have known they are duplicitous, cunning, and not our friends".

Echoing Trump's and his allies' earlier comments, Bannon suggested former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was the one who colluded with Russian Federation and pointed to the 2010 Uranium One deal as evidence. "To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr".

Axios published excerpts of a statement from Bannon apologizing to the president and to other members of his family for comments noted in Wolff's book.

Calling Bannon "Sloppy Steve", Trump said Bannon had "lost his mind" and was "only in it for himself".

On Wednesday, Trump shot back with an official statement from the White House claiming that the former chief strategist had little to do with his victorious campaign. White supremacists use the term "globalist" as a euphemism for "Jewish" a the group targeted by Bannon includes former Goldman Sachs banker Gary Cohn who, like Kushner, is Jewish. "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it certainly was not off the record", said Wolff.

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