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North Korea Addresses Nuke Button Tweet From 'Loser'

Calls it the 'spasm of a lunatic'

(Newser) - North Korea's state-run media say President Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic." Rodong Sinmun, the ruling party newspaper, lashed out at Trump in commentary on Tuesday that took issue with the US... 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 »

Steve Bannon Is Out at Breitbart News

Denunciation by President Trump may have doomed him

(Newser) - Steve Bannon is gone from Breitbart News, the apparent result of the fallout over his inflammatory comments in the new Trump book . Breitbart announced the move Tuesday but did not provide a reason. Bannon had served as executive chairman of the right-wing news outlet since 2012. The New York Times ... 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 »

WH Aide: 'Garbage' Book Is 'Poorly Written Fiction'

Stephen Miller bashes Bannon, CNN interviewer in contentious interview

(Newser) - White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller is the latest from Team Trump to trash the tell-all book by Michael Wolff, telling CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that "the book is best understood as a work of very poorly written fiction...The author is a garbage author... More »

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 Sics His Lawyers on Bannon

Bannon says president is 'a great man'

(Newser) - President Trump slammed Steve Bannon as having "lost his mind" Wednesday—but instead of firing back at his former boss, Bannon described Trump as a "great man." The former chief White House strategist declined to comment at length on Trump's remarks during his Breitbart News Tonight... 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 »

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