'Fire and Fury' Tops NY Times Best-Seller List - So What's in It?

White House special adviser Stephen Miller defends US President Donald Trump on the CNN show State of the Union

White House special adviser Stephen Miller defends US President Donald Trump on the CNN show State of the Union

"Fire and Fury", by author Michael Wolff, describes how Trump's closest allies view him like a child, how detached of a father and husband he is, and how he is unfocused and petty on many subjects and individuals inside and out of the White House.

"Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books". The book publisher said any effort by Trump to suppress the book would be "flagrantly unconstitutional".

So what's in the book?

This comes after the release of a controversial tell-all book about Trump's first months in the White House.

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It caused uproar for revealing White House secrets and accusing Trump of incompetency, but its cover blandly comprises a white backdrop, capitalised text in a mix of blue and red, and a picture of the president. What's going to happen here?

When Wolff appeared on "Meet the Press" last Sunday, he told host Chuck Todd that the content of the book is "25th Amendment kind of stuff". Portions of the book, including quotes from Bannon slamming President Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., went public last Wednesday. The president has also uttered a number of falsehoods about others, such as saying then-President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

He says members of the administration, including the president, failed to say their comments were off the record.

Trump took the extraordinary step Saturday of using Twitter to defend his fitness for office, insisting he is "like, really smart" and, indeed, a "very stable genius".

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The morning and evening news programs on the three networks spent 140 minutes discussing the book and its fallout, while only devoting six minutes to the Dow Jones cracking 25,000 for the first time ever, according to the Media Research Center.

Wolff repeatedly labelled questions around the validity of the book as "silly", during his at times terse conversation with RN's Hamish McDonald.

The latter, however, reportedly threatened legal action to stop its publication. In response to Bannon's having called a June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russians "treasonous" and "unpatriotic", Trump said in a statement that his former colleague had "lost his mind".

Meanwhile, fellow journalists are questioning some inaccurate details in the book and Wolff's use of all-inclusive statements. As expected, the president quickly dismissed the book, referring to it as "pure fiction" and nothing but "lies", while labeling Wolff a "loser".

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