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Michael Wolff on 'Boring' Pence, Wife Karen's Nickname

Everyone in the White House allegedly calls Pence's wife 'Mother'

(Newser) - Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff had some amusing tidbits to share about the VP during an appearance at the Cannes Lions advertising festival Monday, Quartz reports. While President Trump sells books—Fire and Fury, which details his first nine months as POTUS, is still a bestseller after being released... More »

Clinton Trolls Trump in Surprise Grammys Cameo

She read an excerpt from 'Fire and Fury'

(Newser) - If President Trump watched the Grammys—and if he did, he didn't tweet about it—he would have found himself being trolled by several celebrities, including none other than Hillary Clinton. She made a surprise appearance in a pre-recorded segment where stars including Cher, Cardi B, and Snoop Dogg... More »

Wolff's Take on 'Anomalous' Trump: 'Is Something Wrong?'

'Fire and Fury' author has more to say on president in new 'Guardian' interview

(Newser) - Michael Wolff continues to make the media rounds to chat about his White House exposé Fire and Fury , and his latest sit-down was with the Guardian , which he hosted at his NYC apartment. Wolff (a co-founder of Newser) says the revelations in his book are "all explosive," and... More »

Early Sales Figures Are in for Wolff's Fire and Fury

Digital sales are huge for a nonfiction book

(Newser) - Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury sold more than 29,000 hardcover copies in its first week of publication, NBD BookScan tells the AP . That number, announced Wednesday and the highest overall for books last week, is likely to grow far higher in future reports. The explosive tell-all about the... More »

Colbert Seeks Reassurance From Wolff, Gets 'Nothing'

'That's the alarming thing, that this is all true'

(Newser) - Michael Wolff says he's surprised by the success of his book Fire and Fury—alleging chaos in the Trump White House and citing aides questioning the president's mental state—because, well, "I thought we knew this." Appearing on the Late Show on Monday night, Wolff warned... More »

Stephen Bannon Apologizes

He says his comments about Donald Trump Jr. were the result of "inaccurate" reporting

(Newser) - Stephen Bannon expressed regret Sunday for the explosive statements he made about Donald Trump Jr. that were quoted in the just-released book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Reversing a comment he made in Michael Wolff's book that Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with Russians was... More »

Wolff: Trump Livid Over Book, 'Bouncing Off the Walls'

President again criticizes 'Fake Book'

(Newser) - Michael Wolff's book on President Trump continued to dominate headlines Sunday, with the author appearing on NBC's Meet the Press and Trump again firing back on Twitter. Some highlights:
  • Wolff: "I went into this with absolutely no agenda," he told Chuck Todd. "I have no
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Trump Defends Mental Health, Says He's 'Like, Really Smart'

More pushback from the president on Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury'

(Newser) - With Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury on fire—the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday morning the book had broken the waiting-list record at the San Francisco Public Library, with upwards of 900 hold requests at that point—the conversation about it shows no sign of abating. One of the... More »

DC Bookstore Sells Out of Fire and Fury in 20 Minutes

'This is a DC moment'

(Newser) - “It’s like Harry Potter for adults,” someone said. The Washington Post reports that by 11:40pm Thursday—20 minutes before Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House went on sale at Kramerbooks in Washington DC—dozens of people were already lined up... More »

Wolff Calls Trump Least Credible Person to Ever Live

Says attacks have only benefited his White House tell-all

(Newser) - Michael Wolff is shrugging off President Trump's claim that his new book is " full of lies ," and seems to agree with Stephen Colbert . "My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on Earth," he... More »

Trump's Attempt to Block Wolff Book Backfires

'Fire and Fury' is going on sale early

(Newser) - President Trump's attempt to block the release of Michael Wolff's explosive book on his White House has backfired: The author and publisher Henry Holt say it is going to be released early thanks to "unprecedented demand." "Here we go. You can buy it (and read... More »

Trump Rolls Out New Nickname for Steve Bannon

He's now 'Sloppy Steve'

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's fall from grace is now complete: President Trump has given the former White House strategist a disparaging nickname, much as he did with "Crooked" Hillary Clinton and "Crazy" Bernie Sanders. In an angry tweet late Thursday, Trump blasted both "Sloppy" Steve Bannon and author... More »

Michael Wolff Explains How He Got Inside the White House

Author of 'Fire and Fury' describes a 'non-disapproval' from Trump

(Newser) - The quotes are so incendiary that some are questioning their veracity. But Axios reports Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House author Michael Wolff has "dozens of hours" of tapes to back up statements that appear in the book. And in an excerpt running in the Hollywood Reporter ... More »

Trump Responds to Bannon's Damning Comments in Book

'He lost his mind,' says the president of former adviser's comments to author Michael Wolff

(Newser) - A highly anticipated book about the Trump White House comes out next week, and some advance peeks already are making headlines. Two in particular from Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (a Newser founder): The Trump team, including Trump himself, genuinely did not expect to... More »

Forget Illusion of Integrity: Bring Brian Williams Back

His job is essentially to be a 'front man,' and he's good at it: Michael Wolff

(Newser) - The allegations against Brian Williams may be piling up, but it's time for NBC to take a closer look at what matters. Media types may care deeply about the accusations, but it's not clear that those who really matter—the audience—really do, writes Michael Wolff in USA ... More »

Art Auctions Are Just Money Laundering

Michael Wolff sees something sinister behind ever-rising prices for fine art

(Newser) - High art's auction seasons have become celebrated events, and "most of the hyperventilating commentary has been about the exhilaration" of the soaring prices works are fetching—just last week Christie's set a new record . What hardly anyone's talking about is just how sketchy all this is,... More »

Obama, Like Most CEOs, Just Doesn't Get Tech

Michael Wolff: They're out of touch with digital culture

(Newser) - When it comes to HealthCare.gov, President Obama is blind to a key tenet of the tech world. He tells us the product, ObamaCare, is good, but the process for getting it is broken . Truth is, "For most Americans steeped in digital behavior, the product is the process,"... More »

Scandal Didn't Break Weiner; It Made Him

Michael Wolff doesn't think anyone else has the savvy to replace Bloomberg

(Newser) - Believe it or not, a guy who showed off his bulging manhood on Twitter is destined to become mayor of New York City. Or at least, that's the bet Michael Wolff is making. The rest of the field vying to replace the "irreplaceable" Michael Bloomberg is made up... More »

No One Will Touch Margaret Thatcher's Real Story

Michael Wolff says we should be talking about the Iron Lady's dementia

(Newser) - Margaret Thatcher had dementia. She had it for longer than she was prime minister. Yet few of her obituaries mention it or "regard it as a meaningful part of her story," complains USA Today columnist Michael Wolff, whose own mother died at the same age as Thatcher fairly... More »

Face It, Cable: You're on the Way Out

Michael Wolff: Execs haven't wised up to industry's demise

(Newser) - Cable TV is "on the fast train to oblivion," but you won't hear that from its executives. The latest financial results from Time Warner and News Corp are upbeat, and Comcast has decided to snap up the rest of NBCUniversal ahead of schedule. But the disastrous future... More »

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