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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Fire and Fury: Inside the Insanity of the Trump White House

Author: Michael Wolff
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Genre: History & Politics
Published: 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous

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I love these characters! They are impulsive, exciting, daring and most of all, a bunch of idiots, like watching the first or second season of Survivor when it was still good. If you keep up with the news cycle there is nothing new to surprise you in this insider account by author Michael Wolff. This is a fun and personal look into the workings of the Trump White House and the mind of the man himself where the bottom line seems to be that, really, there is just nothing there. When Kellyanne says that there is nothing going on with "the Russia stuff", that is probably true, there is nothing going on with anything, everything in the Trump world is minute by minute, second by second, there is no plan, no goal because exactly 0 members of the Trump team ever though there was a chance they would win.

For me, this books is really just about how stupid an otherwise functioning human being can be and how many of them there are. By all accounts it is looking like about 30% of American's have some mental disability, couple that with the electoral college, an epic amount of Republican gerrymandering and Russian Internet Trolls we are left with a commander in chief who seems to not be fully literate and thinks that global warming is a Chinese hoax. There is nothing good or interesting going on with this administration, they bumble from one crisis to the next with no short term memory and a general aim of just doing the opposite of whatever the last President did. My personal opinion is that Trump is bad but not nearly as bad as Bush II was and for all his faults Trump comes off as a nothing President who is probably just going to fade away (I hope).  If his handlers were to lose control of him, Trump may end up being the worst thing to ever happen to this country but for now, this was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone with the extra time to "get to know" our 45 President.