On his Friday show, Rush Limbaugh responded to the brouhaha over Michael Wolff’s over-the-top book claiming everyone who works for President Trump knows he’s mentally unfit for office. Limbaugh said the American people ought to compare Trump to Barack Obama and ask which president truly seemed insane in what he was doing in office.
Even many reporters from liberal publications are questioning the veracity of Michael Wolff's book of gossip, Fire and Fury. The latest such person who reveals just how laughable the vetting process of Wolff's book was is Mark Berman, a reporter at the Washington Post. Wolff placed Berman among others attending a breakfast at the Four Seasons restaurant with Ivanka Trump. It turns out that Berman was most definitely not there and he had a very good reason for not attending as he revealed to anchor Fredricka Whitfield on CNN Newsroom on Saturday.
The liberal media were experiencing nirvana on Sunday as they continued their nearly non-stop love-fest for the anti-Trump gossip book Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff. It was the same on ABC’s This Week were Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos led a largely liberal panel in fawning over the book even as he speculated that only ‘50 percent’ of the book was actually true.
On National Public Radio on Saturday morning, Weekend Edition anchor Scott Simon interviewed Ed Martin, a pro-Trump author and Republican Party man, reveling in the Donald Trump-Steve Bannon feud. Simon claimed Bannon said the president has "lost it," meaning his mind. He asked Martin if he was "supporting a president who is incapable of being entrusted" with nuclear weapons?
The headline in The Atlantic read this way: "Is Something Neurologically Wrong With Donald Trump? The question to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was put this way: “What is the president’s reaction of the suggestions in this book that he is mentally unfit?” The book in question, of course, is Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury.
In an interview with BBC Radio on Saturday, Michael Wolff, the author of the dubiously-sourced gossip book targeting President Trump, boasted to host Nick Robinson that “the story” that he told, “will finally end...this presidency” once and for all. Wolff’s self-glorification was brought on when Robinson questioned the effectiveness of the book alone and wondered if it would help the Russia investigation in any way since that had a greater chance of getting rid of Trump.
In a hostile, lengthy exchange on ABC’s The View Friday, host Meghan McCain admitted frustration at being the sole Republican host on the show. Trying to explain to host Joy Behar that Trump supporters “don’t care” about the Michael Wolff book, or other controversies the media hypes about the White House, McCain gushed, “I have never felt more conservative and more defensive of the middle of the country than I have before I started working on this show.”
While she did grill Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff on his serious credibility issues during Friday’s exclusive Today show interview, NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie also provided the anti-Trump author with a platform to repeatedly hurl personal insults at the President. Wolff claimed that senior White House officials thought Trump was a “child,” “moron,” and “idiot,” among other nasty labels.
Appearing as a guest on Thursday's All In with Chris Hayes, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin declared that Republicans who have defended President Donald Trump "have really betrayed their country." She went on to similarly assert that Republicans in Congress "seriously are doing a grave injustice to the country."
Friday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, veteran anchor and former President Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos grilled Sean Spicer over the newly released controversial White House book by journalist Michael Wolff. Repeatedly, Stephanopoulos demanded Spicer confirm the sleazy gossip as accurate, and accused Trump of violating the First Amendment by trying to halt its publication.
As Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie repeatedly questioned his credibility on Friday, Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff declared that he stood by “absolutely everything” in his Trump-trashing book. Despite that assertion, he later admitted to using deceptive tactics: “I certainly said what was ever necessary to get the story.”
On Thursday's New Day on CNN, just two hours after her show came down decidedly on the liberal side of the issues of voter fraud and disenfranchisement, CNN host Alisyn Camerota denied that her show is part of the "liberal media" when Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy took a jab at her while defending President Donald Trump.