While many in the liberal media are pretending leftist author Michael Wolff’s new anti-Trump book is the unvarnished truth, a vast majority of the individuals quoted in the hit piece are calling the quotes attributed to them completely false.
Wolff’s book, titled, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” was released two weeks ago, and it has already been ripped to shreds.
During a interview Saturday on CNN, Wolff accused host Michael Smerconish – of all people – of “doing the work of the White House to discredit” his book.
Smerconish began by detailing that Wolff was given “fly-on-the-wall” access to the White House last year for reasons not yet fully understood. In his book, Wolff made a slew of claims that even he admitted in an author’s note that he could not verify and it was “up to the reader” to decide what they believed to be true or not.
As such, Smerconish pressed Wolff on the myriad of inaccuracies and false statements that were presented as facts in the book. The interview began to heat up when Smerconish asked Wolff to explain how he got such exclusive access to the White House.
“I certainly said what was ever necessary to get the story,” Wolff said. “And I’m missing — so what are you implying here?”
Smerconish was implying that Wolff lied on numerous occasions in his book, and it was likely he lied to the White House about his intentions and whether he would keep “off-the-record” comments private.
To make his point, Smerconish looked down at his desk and began emulating how Wolff may have made his pitch to the White House for access.
“What I’m really after is not so much a policy or position interview with the president, but an opportunity to humanize him. Honestly, I don’t think there is anybody out there who is doing this or it seems who cares about doing this, but I think you know that I like him. And I believe I can show him a way that can actually change perceptions of him…”
That’s when Wolff lost it again, delivering a rant claiming “someone in the White House is obviously giving you e-mails that I sent” and accusing Smerconish of “doing the work of the White House to discredit this book.”
Watch the full interview below:
Smerconish had every right to push Wolff on the accuracy of his claims given the author admitted he couldn’t verify all of the information he wrote and presented as being accurate.
It appears Wolff’s book was nothing more than “characterizations” about what he wanted people to have said so he could sell a juicy book peddling gossip and falsehoods to make money.
The liberal media has been obsessed with the tabloid gossip, but thankfully McCain called him out to his face about his many factually incorrect claims.
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