Author of Trump-bashing ‘Fire & Fury’ admits many accounts in book are untrue

Michael Wolff is the author of the Trump-bashing book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, which, though rushed to publication just three days ago because of a “cease and desist” order from Trump’s lawyers, is already a best-seller.

President Trump’s lawyers issued a “cease and desist” to Wolff and his publisher, Henry Holt and Company, after news broke that the book contains an account of what former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon allegedly told Wolff. Bannon calls President Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” for meeting with a group of Russians in the Trump Tower during last year’s presidential campaign, on the promise by a trusted intermediary that the Russians had documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton. Since Bannon believes that Trump Jr. could not have taken the meeting without his father’s knowledge, that means Bannon is also calling President Trump “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”. (See “Steve Bannon turns against President Trump, calls him ‘treasonous’”)

Note: Yesterday, in a statement to Axios, Steve Bannon expressed “regret” for calling Trump Jr. “unpatriotic,” and professed his “unwavering” support for President Trump. (New York Post)

Never mind the fact that:

Fire and Fury presents itself as a truthful account of the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency. Let’s face it: If the book is fiction, no one would pay any attention to it, nor would it become an instant best seller. Indeed, the description of the book on begins thus (the bold emphasis is Amazon‘s):

With extraordinary access to the Trump White House, Michael Wolff tells the inside story of the most controversial presidency of our time.”

Wolff’s Fire and Fury contains other damaging and disparaging accounts about President Trump. The only problem is this:

Wolff’s book contains a disclaimer, in which he actually admits that many of the accounts in his book are NOT true!

This is what Wolff says in “Author’s Note” at the beginning of Fire and Fury:

Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. Those conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book. Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true.”

Below is a screenshot I took of that passage from

Here are the Oxford English Dictionary‘s definitions of the critical words in Wolff’s disclaimer:

  • Many“: A large number of.
  • baldly“: Plainly; bluntly; without any extra detail or explanation.
  • untrue“: False; incorrect; not in accordance with fact or reality.
  • looseness with the truth“: To lie or deliberately withhold information.
  • elemental“: Fundamental; forming an essential or typical feature.
  • thread of a book“: A theme or characteristic running throughout a piece of writing.

And so, with the words defined, this is what Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — a supposedly true and factual account of the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency — says about his book:

A large number of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House . . . are plainly false and incorrect . . . . Those lies are a fundamental, essential and typical characteristic running throughout the book.”

In other words, Michael Wolff is a liar and a writer of fiction. His book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, should really be titled Lies and Fiction: A Fundamentally False Account of the Trump White House.

In an August 2004 cover story for The New Republic, this is what Michelle Cottle wrote about Michael Wolff:

“Uninterested in the working press, Wolff’s special focus (fixation, even) has always been on the power players–the moguls…. With his wicked rants, Wolff swiftly emerged as the It Boy of New York media. His quick wit, dizzying writing style, and willingness to say absolutely anything about anybody made his column a must-read. Plus, he was writing (gossiping, really)…in a catty, caustic way that no one else dared…. [But] the scenes in his columns aren’t recreated so much as created—springing from Wolff’s imagination rather than from actual knowledge of events. Even Wolff acknowledges that conventional reporting isn’t his bag…. ‘His great gift is the appearance of intimate access,’ says an editor who has worked with Wolff. ‘He is adroit at making the reader think that he has spent hours and days with his subject, when in fact he may have spent no time at all.‘”

Those foolish enough to buy Fire and Fury should sue Wolff and publisher Henry Holt and Company for false advertising.

Contact info for Henry Holt and Co.:

  • Email:
  • To contact author Michael Wolff:
    Henry Holt and Company
    175 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10010

H/t Business Insider and FOTM reader Big Lug


40 responses to “Author of Trump-bashing ‘Fire & Fury’ admits many accounts in book are untrue

  1. What is priceless about this is that Julian Assange, of Wikilik’s fame, has downloaded this book to the internet as a PDF file and the book is now available to any one to read at no cost. Good job Wikiliki’s!!!!!

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  2. harry lied lied about Mitt Romney not pay his taxes and when busted for lying he admitted he did and said, so what? he lost didn’t he?
    They don’t even care if people know they’re lying. Just as long as enough people think they are not. That keeps the lie going. (insert marx axiom here)

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  3. Kevin J Lankford

    So, wolffee does have the character and principles of the typical politician. No doubt he is being groomed for some potent position as we…..’read’,…. or write.

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  5. Isn’t it cool to note the providential naming of this author. Although this Wolff is not wearing sheep’s clothing, the warning stands to beware that savage wolves will come who will show no mercy to the sheep.
    Hey Wolffie, our Shepherd’s got a big stick, and He’s about to humiliate you.

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  6. Mr Trump ,go and do your job ,no matter what ,this awesome country it has too many traitors!! You can do it,for the good of all of us,pray God for that

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  7. I knew from the very beginning the purpose of the book, and the author. Just to make some money from the idiots that run to be the firsts to buy “THE BOOK OF LIES”. I watched this “well mannered- peculiar man on Meet The Press -reminded me of Mustafa when he didn’t have the teleprompter and so he went on with his remarks carefully selecting his words as not to get caught in the slightest mistake that will eventually backfire. And now, the quoted “BANNON, the loose cannon” retracting? how can someone make an asshole of himself, well no, when the hurt is about money people eat their own crap, btw could Mr. Wolff’s lower lip be from Botox?

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    • Alma . . . . Bravo! I did not see this cretin on Meet The Press, but I believe you and the words you have written. It is a shameful blot on our nation that people like him are allowed to (even thought he used a disclaimer) throw out books into the public that low IQ people ascribe to the the truth.

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  8. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    The writer, Wolff, submits to us that parts of the book are FAKE. That only tells me – how can you trust him for the rest of the book.

    End of story and just another – patsy – for the democrats.


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    • So is the whole “Russian Collusion Delusion” but it doesn’t slow them down.

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    • kommonsentsjane . . . . . You really called that one correctly! “How can you trust him for the rest of the book,” when he admits that some of it is fiction. He needs to be kicked to the curb. Just looking at his picture, reminds me of a smarmy individual.

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  9. Wolff looks totally homosexual in that photo. I looked up the subject briefly, and apparently Gavin McInnes already beat me to it, saying that Wolff has Gay Face.

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  10. This hog-goblin Wolff looks like he escaped from an Edgar Allan Poe story! MY GOD, THE MAN’S FACE IS A TRAIN WRECK!
    And all he can give us is his anti-Trump dreck!
    Go Back to your hidey-hole, you pseudo-intellectual arachnid!!!

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  11. My recent exploration into QAnon has some interesting updates to offer:

    Wikiliks released a (supposedly free, but I haven’t tried the download links) version of Fire and Fury. Two chapters, one of which is titled “Goldman”, has the O replaced by a Q, to say instead GQldman. If Wikiliks is strustworthy, then what does this signify?

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    • Eli, I saw that too…very interesting. Did you see the post on Saturday night where Q posted a picture of a pen on a desk, allegedly a desk at Camp David, where President Trump and a bunch of others met for the weekend? There was also a picture of a conference table shaped like a Q.

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  12. Here’s how insidiously evil this is. The experts know that the first stories heard will be what’s remembered (first impressions). Therefore, they can say anything they want and then print a back page correction about how that wasn’t true. But, even if people happen to catch the back page correction, people are still going to remember what they first heard. And everyone in the CIA, and swamp media knows this! This is why propaganda is now legal!

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    • They are totally unashamed. The propaganda factory doesn’t care at all if what they say is true, only that it is effective. They will not impose boundaries on themselves.

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  13. If something is going down, it will happen in the next two months or so. Otherwise, I won’t be able to keep faith in Trump’s administration. Could be this entire thing is what I always said he needed to do: fight covertly until all his enemies draped with a noose. Then pull.

    When Bannon was fired, I felt that was significant and a bad sign. Now it may have proven a great blessing. But is that Kwok an enemy or not? If he really is attached to Soros, Then it would make Bannon a vile creature, one Trump recognized and excised.

    I personally felt unsure of Bannon for a while, ever since realizing Breitbart was a Zionist extension.That wouldn’t have been enough to totally remove it from my trust, but the exceedingly violent and vulgar commenters made me realize it wasn’t an aspect of America’s people I wanted to read my news with or from.

    And so, Bannon is in hot water. But what of Pence? Is he dangerous or an ally? The recent fire atop Trump Tower worries me, especially after learning what I have about disruptive DEWs used on the WTC and the recent Santa Rosa fires. Father in Heaven, please keep the Trump family, if they do your will, safe from the enemy, in the name of Jesus Christ. And expose them to the public what the snakes are doing, have done and are even now attempting.

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  14. The Amazon reviewers tell the story, with 82% giving 5 stars, another 9% giving 4 stars, and this despite Wolff admitting it’s based on inconsistencies and secondhand gossip–in other words if anything turns out to be accurate, it’s so by accident and not by intent.

    Freud fabricated psychoanalysis out of his desire to impose the Kabbalah on reality (according to David Bakan) and in so doing destroy Western Civilization, while in a similar fashion Wolff and other rabid leftists are themselves the social disease they insanely believe is the cure that needs to be imposed on the normalcy represented by President Trump as a symbol of mainstream America. The oddest part of it all is that these morally weak leftists looking to tear away the veil of civility in American life will be the ones who suffer the most under the coming deprivations.

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  15. To US those lies, inconsistencies, claims mean nothing; we know the intent is to mar the President, his credibility and his family; then we have the press and sensationalism -and those that act on impulse, void of any common sense believing all that is fed to them, they are the contaminants of our country, they are the useful instruments of the liberals and the left.

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  16. Then what was the purpose of writing it??? YOU just wanted to stir up trouble isn’t that so. Nothing like greed to get your thrills on someone else back.———-SLEAZ BAG.

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  17. One review I read today called Wolff “oleaginous”. Translation: “Oily”. That about sums it up. He is inventing lies and spewing them and the NWO minions on TV are wetting themselves over this scandalous hatchet job.

    I don’t care what THEY say. They are going to spew venom and hatred no matter what. He should sue this little creep. In fact, he should go after those hiding behind a “news” counter on TV. They aren’t “journalists”. They are seditious little scumbags.

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  18. Sadly, even though we know part of his book is fake, and it seems a large part of it is fiction, there are those that will consider it the gospel. A book of convienence.

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  19. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    This book is getting more press than it should. The simple titling gets sales of the curious. Once exposed it will die. But he got his money and had his 2 minutes of fame and he can then fade into the past. Marketing 101.

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  20. He is soooo queer.

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  21. Turns out he’s not gay…

    Awful Michael Wolff’s Awful Girlfriend Is Pregnant

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