There are some ridiculous, unsubstantiated claims in new tell-all book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” written by Michael Wolff. According to the book, Trump and Melania have a deeply troubled marriage and sleep in separate bedrooms.
Most of the nonsense in the book is clearly not worth responding to, but one description of the first lady actually irritated her enough to warrant a personal response.
The anecdote describes how Melania was in tears of sorrow on election night imagining her unexpected life as the future first lady.
According to the book excerpt published by the New Yorker:
Shortly after 8 p.m. on Election Night, when the unexpected trend — Trump might actually win — seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears — and not of joy.
The First Lady also hit back as the claim that she was saddened by her husband’s election victory.
Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for the first lady, said in a statement that the book “is clearly going to be sold in the bargain fiction section.”
“Mrs. Trump supported her husband’s decision to run for President and in fact, encouraged him to do so,” Grisham said, “She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did.”
Reportedly, her first reaction was a lot less polite. Still others claim she is too terrified of Trump to According to the book, Trump was also shocked and “horrified” to find he had actually won.
“There was, in the space of little more than an hour, in Steve Bannon’s not unamused observation, a befuddled Trump morphing into a disbelieving Trump and then into a horrified Trump. But still to come was the final transformation: Suddenly, Donald Trump became a man who believed that he deserved to be, and was wholly capable of being, the president of the United States.”
The president hit back hard at Bannon Wednesday in a statement, saying Bannon has “lost his mind:”
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.” (via: Daily Caller)
Unfortunately people are eating this crap up, and even though the book belongs in the bargain bin, Trump haters are going crazy for it.