In recent days, a controversial book titled “Fire and Fury” has been the subject of various media headlines. The book, which tells the story “inside the Trump White House,” was originally set to be released on January 9th, but it hit the shelves early on Friday, January 5th due to high demand.
The controversy continues to escalate as people have learned that the book reportedly presents the Trump administration in a negative light. Several quotes were leaked prior to the release of the book, which Trump responded to on Thursday evening.
Trump insisted, “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!”
Many have questioned the author’s credibility and believe he made up some of the content. Regardless, “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff is sticking to his story.
In an interview with TODAY on Friday morning, Wolff said, “I work like every journalist works. I have recordings, I have notes. I am certainly and absolutely in every way comfortable with everything I reported in this book. My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has walked on earth at this point.”
However, many have come to President Trump’s defense including former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
On Friday morning, Sanders appeared on Fox & Friends responding to the controversy. She assured that Trump and Wolff never spoke about the book and was denied access, like the President said previously.
Sanders stated, “He makes it sound like he was sitting outside the Oval Office every day, which is just not the case. This is a guy who made up a lot of stories to try to sell books and I think more and more people are starting to see that his facts just simply don’t add up.”
She continued, “This individual, Michael Wolff, has a long history of not being very credible when it comes to sourcing, when it comes to putting books together. In fact, reporters that are routinely and credibly critical of this president have said that the journalist practice of Michael Wolff gives everybody in journalism a bad name and I think every day we’re seeing more examples of why that’s the case.”
Watch Sanders on Fox News below:
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