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Summary of Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House

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Publisher: Gatsby

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Summary

A huge number of questions and controversies surround the Trump presidency. Only a limited number of people thought it possible that Donald Trump would actually win the 2016 presidential election and yet he somehow did. Trump, who was a controversial figure even before winning, has not evaded controversy in the course of his presidency. Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House was published in January 2018. Author Michael Wolff underlines that he somehow acquired the status of a fly on the wall during the early weeks of Trump presidency after being given access by Trump as a result of a book suggestion by Wolff. The book resulted from what he saw and heard during this time and his conversations with people about Trump. The text presents an account of Trump's habits, behavior and thought processes as POTUS and the actions, thinking patterns and words of his staff at the White House. It also details the battle for power and dynamics between different forces, most importantly Steve Bannon, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, etc. The book acquired the number one spot on New York Times' bestseller list. A lawyer for Trump attempted to halt its publication with cease-and-desist letters but to no avail. Fire and Fury has made some controversial revelations about Trump and those around him and is a much talked about affair.

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