Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael WolffMichael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.
With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side. A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump’s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed.
Siege: Trump under Fire by Michael Wolff – review
T he Trump presidency began as reality TV , with a cast of loud-mouthed, dim-witted chancers embroiled in histrionic tiffs. But the nuclear fulminations were only bluff, and Trump soon began to exchange endearments with the chubby North Korean despot, having been told that he might qualify for the Nobel peace prize. Siege reclassifies the hapless administration as a comic opera, calls the president a clown, and makes his rants and tantrums sound absurd not alarming. To keep us quaking, Wolff gives his gossipy narrative a militarised title: we are asked to imagine Trump holed up in the White House as his enemies, armed with subpoenas, close in. Yet this is not the siege of Mafeking , let alone that of Leningrad. The war of attrition waged by Wolff and his fellow journalists has hardly worn Trump down; he retains the freedom of the air, tweeting out a daily barrage of lies and insults and jetting off to stoke up bigots in midwestern arenas or embarrass foreign heads of state who wince as they welcome him on to their soil.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff – review
In the end, we know a lot of the same people. Michael Wolff, whose second book on President Trump is scheduled for release next week, at his home in New York on Tuesday. By Michael M. Bannon from the White House and Breitbart News. On Tuesday, Mr. Wolff and Mr. Trump are gifted storytellers who are unafraid to punch back.