During an interview on Meet The Press, Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff claimed that people in the White House discuss removing Trump from office daily.
Transcript via Meet The Press:
Did you, I’m just curious because it’s a very tough book. You basically, you’re sending a message here to anybody reading this book. Did you leave out good stuff because it got in the way of the narrative? Like if people said positive things about him, um, I’m not saying- that you left it out because it took away from the thesis of the book that you wanted to get out there?
If I left out anything, it’s probably stuff that was even more damning.
It’s that bad?
It’s that bad. I mean, it’s an extraordinary moment in time. And the last several days focused on my book I think are proof of this. This is what happened here, what’s going on here. This is, you know, I think not an exaggeration and not unreasonable. It’s not unreasonable to say this is 25th Amendment kind of stuff.
Did anybody say that in the West Wing to you?
All the time.
25th Amendment? They would bring up the 25th Amendment?
Yes, actually, they would say, sort of in the mid-period, “We’re not at a 25th Amendment level yet.” Or they would-
This is alarming in every way. And then this went on, “Okay, this is a little 25th Amendment.” So 25th Amendment is a concept that is alive every day in the White House.
Jonathan Swan of Axios who is plugged into this White House claimed that Wolff is wrong:
Hahahhahaha. (No, no it isn’t.) https://t.co/pTT7Pp04WM
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 7, 2018
Here is what we know to be true. People inside the White House are worried about Trump, “losing a step” mentally. It is why they don’t let him do press conferences or be interviewed by non-conservative media. There have also been regular reported about Trump not being able to cope with being president. This White House is also living under the looming dark cloud of the Russia investigation, and there is legitmate concern that Trump will not finish his first term.
The quibble here is with the claim that the 25th Amendment is discussed daily.
If the 25 Amendment has been discussed at all inside the White House, that is a huge problem. The fact that the country is talking about whether or not Trump should be removed from office is a gigantic issue for the Republican Party.
Michael Wolff’s book, which you can win a free copy of here, is doing immense damage to Trump, and the more media coverage this book gets, the water the Trump presidency takes on.
Trump is sinking and the book Fire and Fury is the anchor that is bringing him down.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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