(National Sentinel) Unbelievable: The embattled author of a new book set for release about the Trump administration that has already drawn fire for inaccuracies claims his tome is a death knell for President Donald J. Trump.
In an interview with BBC Radio on Saturday to discuss his dubiously-sourced book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Wolff said “the story” he tells “will finally spell the end” of the Trump presidency.
Wolff’s response came after he was asked about the effectiveness of the book on its own and whether he believed it would help the ongoing Russian collusion investigation, since that seemed to be a better avenue for sending the president packing.
“Now, all of this is fascinating, it’s an insight, it’s gossip some of it, it may not be enough to stop him from being president. Whereas, the allegations about Russia may be,” the interviewer asked. “Do you believe that anything in the book will actually change the chances of the allegations of collusion with Russia being found to be true and therefore leading to the impeachment of the president?”
Wolff insinuated that his tome will convince people that Trump’s mentally unfit for the office.
“You know, I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect. That the story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can’t do his job,” he said.
“The emperor has no clothes. Suddenly everywhere people are going: ‘Oh my God, it’s true, he has no clothes.’ That’s the background to the perception and the understanding that will finally end this – that will end this presidency,” Wolff added.
Towards the end of the interview, Wolff was asked if he thought Trump being in the Whit House was dangerous. “Yeah, it’s not ideal that he’s in the White House,” Wolff said.
Critics have openly questioned the veracity of many aspects of Wolff’ book, starting with the president, who has said he never gave Wolff any access — a claim Wolff has yet to refute.
“I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!” Trump tweeted on Thursday.
Also, Wolff himself has admitted he cannot verify everything he wrote, which, to many, throws all of what he wrote into doubt.
In an author’s note in his book, Wolff said several of his sources were flatly lying to him, while others said things that were contradictory in nature.
Many of those were nonetheless included, however. Wolff wrote that he and the publisher are including them, “allowing the reader to judge” whether the sources’ claims are true.
In other instances, Wolff said he used his instincts as a journalist to relay “a version of events I believe to be true.”
“Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. These conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book,” he wrote.
“Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in the accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true,” he continued.
Other sources have come out and said unequivocally that Wolff had misquoted them. One of them is longtime Trump confidant and real estate developer Thomas Barrack, who told Maggie Habberman at The New York Times his quote disparaging Trump as an “idiot” is “totally false.”
“Barrack said he spoke to Wolffe once, says he never said the quote attributed to him to Wolffe or anyone. ‘Totally false,’ Barrack said by phone just now. Tom Barrack adds, ‘It’s clear to anyone who knows me that those aren’t my words and inconsistent with anything I’ve ever said.’ He says Wolffe never ran that quote by him to ask if it was accurate,” tweeted Haberman.
Also former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who the book said warned Trump that he may be under surveillance from British spies, issued a statement saying the claim is “categorically absurd” and “simply untrue.”
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