Tuesday on The Beat With Ari Melber, the MSNBC host spent an entire segment building up the salacious claims made about the Trump White House in Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury.
Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff stopped by Tuesday’s Hardball for his latest interview and he used the chance to lament with host Chris Matthews that it’s “a tragedy” that Steve Bannon has been ousted from Breitbart but Donald Trump hasn’t been removed from the presidency. Right off the bat, Matthews pushed some fake news in wondering what Wolff made about the Bannon news, asserting that “Bannon is gone from Breitbart,” which is a “thing he created.”
Having lost an election they thought they would win and unable to get over it; having been staggeringly wrong about their predictions that a Trump presidency would be the end of global economies; now putting faith in a special counsel to bring down the president with evidence that looks increasingly dubious, the left has taken refuge in the only shelter available to them: the president is off his rocker, mad, crazy, unstable and therefore the 25th Amendment must be invoked and Trump removed from office.
Is Trump mentally unstable? A man child? Michael Wolff and his friends in the press have a new breathless claim: Donald Trump is probably dyslexic. Talking to Wolff on Tuesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell enthused, “What is the evidence, if any, that he could be dyslexic, and because of his personality, is not willing to admit that?”
Following President Trump’s unusual move on Tuesday to televise most of a bipartisan meeting on immigration, CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger seemed to credit Trump gossip book author Michael Wolff for Trump’s bipartisan behavior during the meeting. Moments after the tape of the meeting ended, both Borger and colleague Dana Bash credited the President for making this move that CNN chyron writers deemed an “extraordinary look inside Trump’s bipartisan meeting.”
In an interview with Trump-bashing author Michael Wolff on Monday’s CBS Late Show, aired early Tuesday morning, even left-wing comedian Stephen Colbert was skeptical of the truthfulness of the unsubstantiated tell-all book. The late-night host urged Wolff to release tape recordings of his discussions with White House staffers to address credibility problems.
During an interview with anti-Trump author Michael Wolff on Monday, MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough complained that he has twice tried to include unproven references to President Trump suffering from an early stage of dementia in his columns for the Washington Post, but both times the editors told him to remove those references.
On Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC’s Chuck Todd sat down with journalist Michael Wolff to discuss and promote his dubiously sources anti-Trump gossip book Fire and Fury. During the interview, the NBC host seemed to let it slip that the “entire media” was pushing an anti-Trump narrative and claimed that the book confirmed their accusations.
Yet more evidence that Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" book is a work of fiction comes to us by way of Cindy Adams, the long time columnist for the New York Post's Page Six. In contrast to Wolff's claim that Melania Trump cried on Election Night 2016, her Monday column states that she was with the Donald Trump family on Election Night and definitely did not see any such tears. In addition, nobody else Adams was with that night saw any Melania tears:
On Monday’s Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were both back in-studio to talk to Michael Wolff about his new anti-Trump book Fire and Fury. In a wide-ranging 25-minute interview, Wolff went after his critics at the New York Times and Washington Post, repeatedly called the President’s mental health into question, and even insisted that “100%” of Trump’s “closest” advisors in the White House think that there is “something fundamentally wrong, something that scares them” about the President.
MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Monday cheered on left-wing author Michael Wolff and his new book. In a chummy, one-liberal-to-another sort of way, Tur gushed, “Michael Wolff, it is a fascinating book. Fire and Fury. As you can see. I did read it. Congratulations on the book, and congratulations on the president hating it.”
Brent Bozell appeared of Fox Business, Monday, to slam journalists who are fawning over the new Michael Wolff book. The Media Research Center President accused reporters of totally ignoring the books’s blatant falsehoods, saying, “They hate Donald Trump so much that they're even saying ‘Well, if it is only 50 percent true that is good enough for us.’”