Bannon expose: In Trump's inner circle Ivanka is "his wife" and Hope Hicks is a great "piece of tail"
From being upset on his Inauguration Day because of lack of prominent celebrities to the fear of being poisoned, the book chronicles Trump's first few months after he became the president.
Journalist Michael Wolff's sensational book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has become the talk of the town as explosive details about President Trump's life in the White House and his aides are gradually being revealed to the public.
Wolff is the contributing editor for Hollywood Reporter and a biographer of Rupert Murdoch. The columnist — in his book — details the life of a hapless president who never expected to win the presidential elections and is consistently insulted by the people who surround him in the White House, including his own daughter, reports state.
The book is deemed as a tell-all from Wolff's time inside the Trump administration as a White House adviser and features more than 200 interviews with the president and other important members of his administration. From being upset on his Inauguration Day because of lack of prominent celebrities to the fear of being poisoned, the book chronicles Trump's first few months after he became the president.
We bring to you the most sensational and bizarre revelations the book has made about President Trump and his life in the White House:
Ivanka is seen as Trump's wife and Hope Hicks his daughter
Wolff's book has alleged that the president treats his communications director Hope Hicks like his daughter, while his daughter is seen as the real first lady in the White House. The book states that Trump and Hicks share such a close relationship that the inner circle in the White House has come to view them in familial terms.
"[Hope] Hicks was in fact thought of as Trump’s real daughter, while Ivanka was thought of as his real wife,” the book states.
The book, however, has also claimed that Trump referred to Hicks as "the best piece of tail" his former campaign manager Corey Lewndowski would ever have. The president was apparently referring to the rumored relationship between Hicks and Lewndowski.
Trump thought he would lose to Clinton
The book claims that Donald Trump expected to lose the 2016 presidential race to Democrat Hillary Clinton. Reports state that he had already planned to return to his private life once the campaign was over.
"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," Wolff wrote, explaining what Trump was thinking towards the end of his campaign.
Trump does not know about the Constitution
Wolff's book claims that one of the Trump's earliest campaign aides — Sam Nunberg — attempted to educate him about the Consitution, but he got too bored and did not make it past the Fourth Amendment.
"Early in the campaign, Sam Nunberg was sent to explain the Constitution to the candidate. 'I got as far as the Fourth Amendment," Nunberg recalled, "before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head.'"
Trump eats McDonald's food to avoid being poisoned
We all know about the president's love for McDonald's, but Wolff's book has shed light on why Trump loves to gorge on the fast food. Trump, according to the book, is afraid of being poisoned and believes that if he goes to the fast food joint unannounced, there is no chance of anyone tampering with his meal.
"He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald's — nobody knew he was coming, and the food was safely premade," the excerpt from the book stated.
Trump had dinner with Bannon almost every evening
After the excerpts from Wolff's book went viral, Trump said that Bannon had lost his mind. However, despite the president's current statement, the duo once used to be close.
According to the book, Bannon said that he used to dine with Trump nearly every day at around 6:30 pm local time. Reports state that if they were not eating dinner together, then Trump would retire to his residence.
Trump's allies were stunned by his lack of understanding of policies
According to the book, some of Trump's closest allies were astounded by the president's lack of understanding about certain policy issues. Trump reportedly called Rupert Murdoch after a meeting with tech executives during the 2016 transition and told him that he would expand H-1B visas in order to help the industry.
Murdoch called him a "fucking idiot" after disconnecting the call.
"Murdoch suggested that taking a liberal approach to H-1B visas, which open America's doors to select immigrants, might be hard to square with his promises to build a wall and close the borders. But Trump seemed unconcerned, assuring Murdoch, 'We'll figure it out.'"
"'What a f--king idiot,' said Murdoch, shrugging, as he got off the phone," the book reveals.
Trump's daughter Ivanka often mocks her father's hair
Wolff, in his book, revealed that the first daughter often made fun of her father's unusual hairstyle with her friends.
'She often described the mechanics behind it to friends: an absolutely clean pate – a contained island after scalp-reduction surgery – surrounded by a furry circle of hair around the sides and front, from which all ends are drawn up to meet in the center and then swept back and security by a stiffening spray,' Wolff wrote.
The book also claimed that the president, at age 71, is no longer a natural blond.
Trump eats cheeseburgers in bed
According to the book, Bannon also revealed that Trump would eat cheeseburger in his bed during his early days at the White House and watch something on three television screens.
"If he was not having his 6:30 dinner with Steve Bannon, then, more to his liking, he was in bed by that time with a cheeseburger, watching his three screens and making phone calls — the phone was his true contact point with the world — to a small group of friends, who charted his rising and falling levels of agitation through the evening and then compared notes with one another," the book states, according to the New York Magazine.
Melania Trump cried after election results
Trump's wife Melania Trump reportedly cried after the election results were announced, and the tears were not of joy, according to Wolff's book.
The first lady's communications director, however, has denied the claim and has said, "The book is clearly going to be sold in the bargain fiction section."
Wolff's also claimed that the first couple sleep in different bedrooms in the White House, and Trump prohibits White House housekeepers from picking up things he throws on the floor.
Trump was angry on his Inauguration Day
The president was reportedly angry on his Inauguration Day, according to the boof. Wolff, in his book, states that he fought with Melania and was annoyed that many popular celebrities did not want to attend the ceremony.
"Trump did not enjoy his own inauguration. He was angry that A-level stars had snubbed the event, disgruntled with the accommodations at Blair House, and visibly fighting with his wife, who seemed on the verge of tears. Throughout the day, he wore what some around him had taken to calling his golf face: angry and pissed off, shoulders hunched, arms swinging, brow furled, lips pursed," the New York magazine excerpt said.
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