An explosive new book has turned Donald Trump’s White House upside down as various top officials have let it be known what they really think of the president.
“There was now a fair amount of back-of-the-classroom giggling about who had called Trump what,” Michael Wolff wrote in his new book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which is due out January 9.
“For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an ‘idiot.’ For Gary Cohn, he was ‘dumb as s–t.’ For H.R. McMaster he was a ‘dope.’ The list went on,” an excerpt read, according to Daily Mail.
Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch is also quoted in the book as making fun of Trump’s intellect.
“On December 14, a high-level delegation from Silicon Valley came to Trump Tower to meet him. Later that afternoon, according to a source privy to details of the conversation, Trump called Rupert Murdoch, who asked him how the meeting had gone,” Wolff wrote. When the men could not agree on extending visas to the companies Trump had met with, Murdoch “shrugged as he got off the phone, and said: ‘What a f***ing idiot.’”
Perhaps most humiliating of all is the fact that the book claims Trump’s own daughter Ivanka makes fun of him over his hair.
“She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate – a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery – surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and secured by a stiffening spray,” Wolff wrote.
Former chief strategist Steve Bannon had gone on the record extensively for Wolff’s book. After learning this, Trump released a statement trashing Bannon.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said in a statement provided by the White House. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added that Trump is “furious” and “disgusted” by Bannon’s assault on the president’s son and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who also attended the Trump Tower meeting. Bannon claimed that this meeting was “treasonous.”