Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is a book by Michael Wolff in which according to Wolff, he details the behavior of U.S. President Donald Trump, the staff of his 2016 presidential campaign and his White House

Few things I did before reading this book was research the author and how he became an authority on the events of the Trump administration and campaign.

He is a writer who has had his credibility questioned in the past. It’s also true that he did have access to the campaign and administration. The level of access is a “he said she said story”. What else is evident in this book is the amateur nature of this administration. The fact that they allowed such a person, this level of access demonstrated this fact, which sadly fits with the actions and narrative they have written for themselves in the past year.

The book felt like a piece of fiction, the author tried to interpret the personalities of the various actors in the administration and their motives. Which only made it read more like a fictional author trying to get the reader to interpret a character. I didn’t’ put too much weight into the narrative being drawn.

It was though, very surreal, reading through the events that occurred. Like charlottesville and the news conferences that took place after. Reading President Trumps speeches, shows how disconnected his thinking and tangents can be. The failed communication are missed opportunities for the administration and the president.

The book, in general, was hard to read. Most of its content was about internal drama, that you may decide to believe or not believe. Some of the events, like the ridiculousness of the Mooch, Spicer, the turnover of staff, doesn’t paint a pretty picture. I found no real value personally. It was a sad reminder of the state and the division within the USA.

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