Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news website said on Tuesday, after the former White House chief strategist drew fire from US President Donald Trump for harshly criticising his eldest son. But he only had a few people complain to him on Twitter that they meant to buy Wolff’s book instead.
Charles Harder, the Trump lawyer who called for the cease-and-desist, wrote that he was “investigating numerous false and/or baseless statements” about the president contained within the book.
Wolff’s book about Trump was the only logical reason for the sales bump, he thought.
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“There was one tweet, he came forward and said, ‘I bought this book by accident and there’s no way I’m reading it, ‘ in kind of this accusatory tone”. The Mercer family has invested $10m in the site, according to the New Yorker.
Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office.
“And he said, ‘What?’ I said”, and he repeated, ‘What?’ I said: ‘The move in the United Kingdom to leave the ‘. John McCain’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign. “The media’s holy grail is, as it’s been for much of the campaign, about what will stick”, he wrote in Newsweek.
As NPR’s Susan Davis reported on Morning Edition, Bannon became a huge distraction for President Trump and Republican lawmakers who hoped to turn their attention, and the nation’s attention, to their political agenda for 2018. “Nothing counts but delivering a mortal wound, so everything is delivered as though it is a mortal wound”.
“It certainly wasn’t something I expected”, Wolff said on ABC’s “The View” Wednesday. He notes that President Trump used the phrase “fire and fury” when he threatened North Korea past year.
You get the idea.
Historian and author Randall Hansen is a lucky man: The title of one of his books is nearly exactly the same as another that recently became very, very well-known.
Michael Wolff spoke to “The View” about his book the ‘Fire and Fury’.
Trump’s attorney didn’t cite specific passages, but he argued the book includes “false/baseless statements” that could be “defamation by libel”.
Wolff responded by claiming that “off-the-record died” when Ailes died and that Bannon had encouraged him to include it.
As Trump’s responses to criticism often do, this one exceeded the bounds of reality.
“I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected”, Mercer said in the statement, which was provided to The Washington Post.