*Bannon bannished: Fired and furried. *Rep Issa is calling it quits. Another republican running for the hills. The list is growing. *Two of Trumps Cabinet members are under indictment. *Mueller is closing in on Trump.
How is this better than having HRC as president? She testified for 11 hrs without once claiming 5th amendment rights.
I have feelings of schadenfreude when the anvil lands on the heads of those who voted for Trump who thought that he would only harm other people. For those of you who voted for him with your middle finger, enjoy life without medicine and dignity among other things.
"Not taking off his dark overcoat, lending him quite a hulking gangster look, pacing in front of the CIA's wall of stars for its fallen agents, in front of a crowd of about three hundred agency personnel and a group of White House staffers, and, suddenly, in a mood of sleepless cockiness and pleasure at having a captive crowd, the new president, disregarding his text, launched into what we could confidently call some of the most peculiar remarks ever delivered by an American president. "I know a lot about West Point. I'm a person who very strongly believes in academics. Every time I say I had an uncle who was a great professor at MIT for 35 years, who did a fantastic job in so many ways academically,he was an academic genius,and then they say, Is Donald Trump an intellectual? Trust me, I'm like a smart person. - Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Bannon, Kushner, Conway, and the president's daughter actually had no specific responsibilities - they could make it up as they went along. They did what they wanted. - Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
"The point was, there didn't need to be an answer because he wasn't going to be president. Trump's longtime friend Roger Ailes liked to say that if you wanted a career in television, first run for president. Now Trump, encouraged by Ailes, was floating rumors about a Trump network. It was a great future. He would come out of this campaign, Trump assured Ailes, with a far more powerful brand and untold opportunities. "This is bigger than I ever dreamed of," he told Ailes in a conversation a week before the election. "I don't think about losing because it isn't losing. We've totally won." What's more, he was already laying down his public response to losing the election: It was stolen!" - Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
"Bannon described Trump as a simple machine. The On switch was full of flattery, the Off switch full of calumny. The flattery was dripping, slavish, cast in ultimate superlatives, and entirely disconnected from reality: so-and-so was the best, the most incredible, the ne plus ultra, the eternal. The calumny was angry, bitter, resentful, ever a casting out and closing of the iron door." - Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
"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.
"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."
-Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
"Trump didn't read. He didn't really even skim. If it was print, it might as well not exist. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semiliterate. (There was some argument about this, because he could read headlines and articles about himself, or at least headlines on articles about himself, and the gossip squibs on the New York Post's Page Six.) Some thought him dyslexic; certainly his comprehension was limited. Others concluded that he didn't read because he just didn't have to, and that in fact this was one of his key attributes as a populist. He was post literate - total television." - Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
"Shortly after Lewandowski, with whom Hicks had an on-and-off romantic relationship, was fired in June 2016 for clashing with Trump family members, Hicks sat in Trump Tower with Trump and his sons, worrying about Lewandowski's treatment in the press and wondering aloud how she might help him. Trump, who otherwise seemed to treat Hicks in a protective and even paternal way, looked up and said, "Why? You've already done enough for him. You're the best piece of tail he'll ever have," sending Hicks running from the room." - Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
"Indeed, while everybody in his rich-guy social circle knew about his wide-ranging ignorance,Trump, the businessman, could not even read a balance sheet, and Trump, who had campaigned on his deal-making skills, was, with his inattention to details, a terrible negotiator,they yet found him somehow instinctive. That was the word. He was a force of personality. He could make you believe."
- Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
This book should be a must read. I'm a Republican, but a moderate. I love my country, and I believe in my party, but this isn't it.Trump does some things I like, but his methods are abhorrent- he has no class and no diplomacy- I'm embarrassed by him- I wish he had the class of Obama. I'm not the onlye one, believe me.
i don't align with any political party. I care much more about results than I do methods. If Obama is the measure of class, I'll take results over class any day. If you're embarassed by Trump, thats fine. I don't care what other countries think of us.