Rupert Murdoch said he couldn't 'get the a**hole off the phone’ after Trump call, claims new book

Rupert Murdoch said he couldn't 'get the a**hole off the phone’ after Trump call, claims new book

American author Michael Wolff is all set to bring out yet another book in which he targets President Donald Trump.

The book titled 'Siege: Trump Under Fire' is set to release next week and reveals how many people are not too fond of the US President.

Among the many instances that the book notes, one that stood out was the remark that media mogul Rupert Murdoch made about Trump.

The book claims that, in a conversation with Trump, Murdoch was left “holding out the phone as the president’s voice rambled into the air”, as reported by Vanity Fair.

The book further claims that, during his conversation with Trump, Murdoch said, “I can’t get the a**hole off the phone.”

Rupert Murdoch (Getty Images)

The book also highlights the relationship shared between Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Wolff notes that Hannity “had begun to wear thin, and Trump started to turn on him".

"For all of Hannity’s flattery, for all of his zealous commitment to the president, Trump, in almost equal proportion, had become disdainful of him. This was partly standard practice. Sooner or later, Trump felt contempt for anyone who showed him too much devotion.”

Wolff also writes that Trump is difficult to handle when he loses his temper and that his people do anything in their power to keep him occupied. 

These things could range from keeping Trump busy with junk food or with meetings that hold no value.

According to Spin, Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus reportedly encouraged Trump to watch Fox News with the hopes that listening to the constant praise would help keep him calm which would help his associates to work easily. 


U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during an event recognizing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, April 18, 2019 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

However, the book claims that despite various attempts to ensure that Trump is at his best behavior, sometimes, the efforts are not fruitful.

One of the staff members in the Trump administration even admitted to Wolff that they hadn't met anyone who was as crazy as Trump.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly admitted how he didn't understand how people worked with Trump. "He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had," he allegedly said. 

At the same time, the book claims that even the people working with Trump do not respect him as a President as there are many who make fun of him behind his back.

There is a mention of GOP leader Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao doing impressions of Trump in front of others and laughing along with them.


However, one of the most astonishing thing in the book is a statement given by an unnamed source who notes that Trump once flew into such a rage “his hair came undone [and] there stood an almost entirely bald Donald Trump.”

Wolff also shared his personal opinions after interviewing people close to Trump.

“Dealing with sources in the Trump White House has continued to offer its own unique set of issues. A basic requirement of working there is, surely, the willingness to infinitely rationalize or delegitimize the truth, and, when necessary, to outright lie. In fact, I believe this has caused some of the same people who have undermined the public trust to become private truth-tellers," he wrote.


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