NYMAG just released an excerpt from Michael Wolff’s Fire & Fury. What he claims to be an insider story into the first year of Trump’s presidency after interviewing over 200 staffers.
There are some fragments from the book:
“Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning.”
“I can be the most famous man in the world,” Trump had told his aide Sam Nunberg at the outset of the race. His longtime friend Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News, liked to say that if you want a career in television, first run for president. Now Trump, encouraged by Ailes, was floating rumors about a Trump network. It was a great future. He would come out of this campaign, Trump assured Ailes, with a far more powerful brand and untold opportunities.”
“This is bigger than I ever dreamed of,” he told Ailes a week before the election. “I don’t think about losing because it isn’t losing. We’ve totally won.”