Book Summary: Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff

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Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is a non-fiction book written by Michael Wolff. The book was published on January 5, 2018, by Henry Holt and Co. It provides a detailed account of the first nine months of Donald Trump’s presidency, as seen through the eyes of his staff and associates. The book has been widely discussed and debated, with many people praising its insights into the inner workings of the Trump administration.

Chapter Summaries

Chapter 1: The Mad King

The book opens with a description of a meeting between Trump and his staff, where he rants about the media and how they are trying to undermine his presidency. He also talks about how he wants to build a wall around Mexico and how he will make them pay for it. His staff is left feeling bewildered and unsure of how to handle him.

Chapter 2: The Loss of Innocence

The second chapter describes the transition period between the election and inauguration. Trump is portrayed as being increasingly paranoid and obsessed with the idea that the election was rigged against him. His staff is left trying to manage his increasingly erratic behavior.

Chapter 3: The Swamp

This chapter focuses on the early days of the Trump administration and the many conflicts of interest that arose due to his business dealings. There is also discussion of the many scandals that plagued the administration in its early days, including the firing of national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Chapter 4: The Dog and Pony Show

This chapter describes the chaos that surrounded the early days of the administration’s attempts to pass legislation. There is also discussion of the many leaks that were coming from within the White House, which left Trump feeling increasingly paranoid and angry.

Chapter 5: The Great Man

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Trump and his chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Bannon is portrayed as being the one who really understands the populist movement that helped Trump get elected, but he is also portrayed as being something of a snake oil salesman.

Chapter 6: The Lion in Winter

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Trump and his family, particularly his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. There is also discussion of the many scandals that surrounded the administration, including the Russia investigation.

Chapter 7: The Gamble

This chapter focuses on the decision to fire FBI director James Comey and the fallout that followed. There is also discussion of the many scandals that continued to plague the administration, including the Russia investigation and the many conflicts of interest that arose due to Trump’s business dealings.

Chapter 8: The Undermining

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Trump and his staff, particularly his chief of staff Reince Priebus. There is also discussion of the many leaks that were coming from within the White House, which left Trump feeling increasingly paranoid and angry.

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Chapter 9: The Beginning of the End

This chapter focuses on the decision to fire Priebus and replace him with John Kelly. There is also discussion of the many scandals that continued to plague the administration, including the Russia investigation and the many conflicts of interest that arose due to Trump’s business dealings.

Chapter 10: The Final Days

The final chapter of the book focuses on the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, which saw the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. There is also discussion of the many scandals that continued to plague the administration, including the Russia investigation and the many conflicts of interest that arose due to Trump’s business dealings.

Conclusion

Fire and Fury provides a detailed and insightful look at the first nine months of the Trump administration. The book paints a picture of a chaotic and dysfunctional White House, where staff are left trying to manage an increasingly erratic and paranoid president. The book also sheds light on the many scandals that plagued the administration, including the Russia investigation and the many conflicts of interest that arose due to Trump’s business dealings. Overall, Fire and Fury is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the inner workings of the Trump administration.

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