‘Fire and Fury’ will be released early after Donald Trump tried to shut it down

President Donald Trump departs from The White House ahead of Christmas vacation

Can you believe we’re only in the fifth day of the new year? Take care, peeps. Get your eight hours of sleep, hydrate, eat your veggies. And then dig in, because sh-t is getting real. Sh-t’s been real for a few years now, to be fair, but it does feel like we’re on the precipice of something… interesting. Something unique in modern history. As we discussed, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has been getting all the headlines this week. Wolff was given unprecedented access (or as Bigly would say, unpresidented access) to Trump and all of the Deplorables working on the campaign and in the administration. The stories are… frightening, infuriating, anxiety-producing and devastating. The book could have been called Portrait of an Unhinged Lunatic and His Enablers. Anyway, Trump and his people have been in a tizzy about this, and on Thursday, this happened:

Which makes zero sense. Trump’s lawyers are trying to shut down the publication of a book because… the book makes the president look bad. That’s not a legal argument. That’s not the way any of this is supposed to work, you guys! Anyway, the book was supposed to come out next week. Now the book is being released today, four days early.

So, there you go. Well done, Curious Case of Bigly Buttons. You just gave a sh-t ton of free publicity to a book which explicitly makes the case that you are an infantile, semiliterate moron. Would you like more highlights from the book? Here you go:

How Trump spends his evenings: “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.” He and Melania have separate bedrooms too.

Corey Lewandowski and Hope Hicks had a romantic relationship: Hicks, Trump’s current communications director, and Lewandowski, his former campaign manager, reportedly had an on-and-off romantic relationship that ended with a public fight on the street. After Lewandowski was fired, Hicks asked Trump and his sons how she could help the lawyer, to which Trump replied: “Why? You’ve already done enough for him. You’re the best piece of tail he’ll ever have.” Hicks then immediately fled the room, according to Wolff.

Ann Coulter warned Trump against nepotism. “It was Ann Coulter who finally took the president-elect aside. ‘Nobody is apparently telling you this,’ she told him. ‘But you can’t. You just can’t hire your children.’”

He doesn’t want White House staffers touching his sheets? Trump would let housekeeping know when he wanted his sheets done, according to Wolff, and he also would strip his own bed.

[From The Cut]

The stories from this book continue to be chilling. New York Magazine explicitly said what Wolff and seemingly every single person in Washington says under their breath: Donald Trump is unwell. He is not healthy. His mind and body are in steep and rapid decline. He is unfit to be president by any metric or psychological test you could use. The Republican leadership in Congress – and the Cabinet – know this and they still refuse to do anything about it.

And finally, Trump had to tweet something about “sloppy Steve.”


President Trump Leaves The White House For Florida

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  1. Snowflake says:

    I went on Amazon to preorder it, it says Jan 9 for release date? Plus Wolfe says he was present at meetings and everyday events. I believe trump authorized it, his big ego believing he would be portrayed as this amazing Pres, now he’s going off the rails. Lol.

    • lightpurple says:

      It was supposed to be released on the 9th but it has been moved up.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Snowflake– of course the book was approved. The author had a WH pass and apparently has tapes. Old Donnie BedBurgers is using weaker and weaker excuses to deflect.

      • Elkie says:

        The most hilarious thing about all this is that a decade ago Michael Wolff sucked up to Rupert Murdoch for access in order to write a biography, then wrote a tell-all which pretty much tore him limb from limb.

        The Trump WH is so dumb that not one person apparently bothered to Google the guy…

      • Christin says:

        Elkie, it’s like inviting Kitty Kelley into your inner circle, expecting a completely glowing, skeleton-free biography. Not gonna happen.

        I think Wolff is a modern day Kelley, except he got a front-row seat with his subjects.

      • minx says:

        Donnie BedBurgers! Perfect.

      • holly hobby says:

        It wasn’t just any ole pass. He got a blue all access pass! I read that somewhere it is the highest pass you can get from Secret Service. So yes, he could literally roam around the WH burying his shoes too!

        Sometimes it’s best not to say anything at all, right?

      • GirlMonday says:


        Old Donnie Bedburgers has me on the floor 😂😂😂😂😂😂

      • jwoolman says:

        Trump just assumed Wolff was there to write a fanboy version of the Trumpian Presidency. He had full access and was in full view of Trump many times.

        This is just like Trump trying to call Papadopolous (sp?) a low level unpaid volunteer and Bannon a coffee boy when they started saying things he didn’t like. Or claiming Manafort had little to do with his campaign and he hardly knew him after the indictments. I guess he figures his core supporters will believe anything he says, no matter how ridiculous.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        jwoolman, you’d think his supporters would figure out eventually that there must be something going on with Donnie BB (thank you, Rapunzel. That was inspired) himself that these same scenarios keep happening to different people in his circle. It’s like they say, the link between all of your failed relationships is you… You know, maybe he has borderline personality disorder along with all of his other issues. People with BPD tend to have volatile relationships and lots of platonic breakups due to actual and perceived betrayals. They’re also extremely sensitive to criticism and reactive.
        Disclaimer: I don’t work in the mental health field. I’m just personally fascinated by it and enjoy reading about abnormal psych.

    • Runcmc says:

      Right I saw the news it was moved up too but I can’t find any retailers actually selling it today (well- I searched amazon and Barnes & noble). Who’s actually selling it today?

      Edit: ok I found out via CNN that it will be available at 9 am at BOTH amazon and B&N- and the tablets. I have the nook (I know, I’m like the only one) so….Squee! Can’t wait to read it.

    • Esmom says:

      Rapunzel, LMAO at Donnie BedBurgers. I just sprayed hot tea on my cat. Omg.

      I heard the book goes on sale tomorrow morning after Wolff’s appearance on some TV show.

      • Ana says:

        Book bad! Sloppy man bad!! NEVER said book was all-wight!!

        (Jezz wrong grammar is actually hard xD)

    • Angela82 says:

      I ordered a Kindle copy yesterday with the original date of Jan 9. it ended up being emailed to me today at 9:18am. Technically 18 minutes late but I am excited!!!

    • KiddVicious says:

      Yep, mine was delivered to my iPad this morning. I let out an evil cackle. I wish I didn’t have to work today so I could read it, but now I know how I’m spending my Saturday.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      One of my co-workers said he has it on audible (got it as his 1st free book) and is already through the 2nd chapter. Maybe he meant Amazon kindle?

      • jwoolman says:

        Amazon is also selling it in audio book format. Don’t know the price, since it just shows as $0 for me if I get the free trial of the audio service. The Kindle version was $14.99, the hardcover just a few dollars more.

        So if your friend is taking the free trial offer, the audio version was free.

    • magnoliarose says:

      The juice floweth from this book and I was late coming on because I was reading it to my husband and then calling and getting calls and dishing with others all morning.

  2. Splinter says:

    Can someone explain what does this “best piece of tail” mean?

    • Rapunzel says:

      Splinter- tail equals ass in this case. He’s saying she was a piece of ass. It’s implying Hicks was the best sex Lewandowski ever had. And it’s gross.

    • B n A fn says:

      Best sex, I believe.

    • Renee2 says:

      That’s classy talk with a k, or in his case, three.

    • Hazel says:

      It’s an awful, anti-woman way of saying someone to have sex with. See also ‘piece of ass’, another ugly term. Certainly not appropriate in the workplace.

    • Malificent says:

      The best sex he’s ever had. It’s not a profanity like “f*ck”, but it’s very crude and not something you would say in front of your mother. That Trump chose to use that term with Hicks makes his comment even more dehumanizing.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        It’s what he said about Marla Maples, which got splashed all over the cover of the NYC tabloids.

        EVERYTHING with this assh**e has to be “the best.”

        What’s the deal with his sheets? Did he do that in the Moscow pee-pee gate hotel?

      • holly hobby says:

        Someone on Twitter said he may be incontinent. Yep he is smearing his orange goo all over the sheets. They should burn the sheets when this regime is over. No way should it be recycled.

        After what he said to Hicks, she’s still there. I do not respect her.

    • Splinter says:

      Oh, thank you all!

      What a lovely thing to hear from your boss.

      • Jay says:

        LOL, yeah it’s just horrible.

        Still I don’t feel bad for Hope. Lewandowski is a POS and so is Trump and she willingly entered into (personal and professional, respectively) relationships with them both. She knew she wasn’t dating/working for the Dalai Lama. Their awfulness was apparently fine by her…until it was turned on her? Nah, no sympathy from me.

      • Indiana Joanna says:

        Also, diaper dumpster drump called Sally Yates the “c” word.

        drump’s misogeny is hideous enough. But add in all his other vile statements about other people and you have a subhuman monster no better than the worst dictators who ever lived. But just below the surface you can see that drump has always been a weak, pathetic, crass bully who delights in devaluing and demeaning everyone so that he can feel better about himself.

        We must vote and also help others who feel disenfranchised to vote in 2018. Our government is being ruled by a monster and the Mercers who think they can contol drump with their money.

      • Jay says:

        To clarify my “LOL yeah it’s horrible” remark was 100% sincere, no sarcasm.

      • Laura says:

        A boss which she apparently considers a father figure and he considers a daughter!
        You know what’s really sad, he would probably say this exact same thing about his own daughters.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Laura, he basically HAS said the same.

        he’s on the records as saying that if Ivanka weren’t his daughter, perhaps he’d be dating her. add to that the creepy Lolita pics of them…. *shudders*

        google “Ivanka and Donald awkward pics” and you’ll see the ones I’m talking about. some are photoshopped but the ones of her as a teen/pre-teen sitting on his lap (there are a few) are really cringe-worthy.


        the above (hope the link is OK, Celebitchy) is one I had never seen before today and found when I googled. EW.

        PS – there are some good pics of her pre-surgery face in that dump, too.

      • magnoliarose says:

        There are others that just “poof” disappear off the internet with them looking way too wrong. It isn’t surprising he said that about HH.
        How would he know though?

    • Angela82 says:

      I was thinking “looks” but sex makes sense too. Its especially gross b/c the book also supposedly says Trump sees Hicks as his daughter and Ivanka as his wife. *vomit*

      If that’s how Trump views a prodigal daughter maybe its best he doesn’t like Tiffany.

      • jetlagged says:

        I think looks and sex are both implied in the expression. which kinda makes it worse. Because of course Trump ranks the worth of any woman by how physically attractive she is, and everyone knows (sarcasm) the sex is better if the woman is beautiful.

      • Korra says:

        Yes, looks and sex are both part of the equation when referring to women as pieces of ass or tail. I would add that it is referring to women as bodies used for sexual consumption.

      • jwoolman says:

        Looks are secondary, the phrases piece of tail and piece of ass have everything to do with viewing the woman as just a living sex doll. It’s all focused on the genital area, they don’t really care what’s higher. That’s why it’s so insulting and if he said that, Hicks must have been deeply hurt. For whatever reason, she actually admires Trump and him saying that must have been like a dagger plunged into her heart. I hope she flips…. She deserves better.

  3. Rapunzel says:

    Sloppy Steve and the guy with zero access have hit a nerve. And Trump is shaking so bad he couldn’t even face the press for 5 minutes yesterday and sent a video for SHS’ briefing, despite being in the vicinity.

    We need marching in the streets, folks.

    • Esmom says:

      I agree, I am flabbergasted that people are just going about their normal business as if we didn’t have a raging lunatic-buffoon at the helm. I couldn’t sleep the other night after his bigly buttons and fake news awards tweets.

      And the video for the briefing yesterday? That was insane. I can only imagine what crazy he’ll unleash next.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      not just “in the vicinity”.

      LITERALLY 150 feet away, down the hall.

      he’s a bigly coward. as most bullies are.

      • trumptrickle says:

        Anastasia: he did canned video while he was right down the hall so he wouldn’t have to face questions, while Goodwife Sanders turned dutifully to look at the image of Dear Leader.


      • magnoliarose says:

        LOL Goodwife Sanders. So dead on it hurts. LOL
        I can’t stop laughing and wheezing about it.

      • trumptrickle says:

        Thanks, I just had to call Sarah Goodwife with that 17th century looking black dress and little white collar. All dressed up and ready to point at “witches”.

    • DangerMaus says:

      This is the final thing that finally crushes Trump. We first thought that it was going to be the Access Hollywood tapes, the “making fun” of the handicapped reporter, the Russia thing, the other Russia thing, the other other Russia thing, the Russia thing that was actually started by the Democrats and the Two Scoops of ice cream…. But this… this is the final one!

      • jwoolman says:

        Well, you know what they say: “567th time’s the charm.”

        Also “If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try try try try try try [gasping for breath] try try try try … try try try again.”

      • magnoliarose says:

        You are right. It is an onslaught of information, and it is believable which makes it worse. There is nothing in here that seems out of character.

  4. wood dragon says:

    If only the current Republican controlled Congress would do something about him, but they won’t. Bastards.

    • RBC says:

      He probably has dirt on many Republicans. They would rather support him than have their skeletons come out of the closet and lose their jobs.

    • IlsaLund says:

      Mitch McConnell was quoted as saying “He’ll sign anything we put in front of him.” That’s the main reason the Republican Congress won’t take action against Trump. They need him to sign their heinous bills (tax cuts) into law.

      • Louisa says:

        But wouldn’t Pence also sign anything they want? I’m really having a hard time figuring out why Republicans will not do anything about him. He can’t have dirt on all of them…. can he??

      • lightpurple says:

        Putin owns McConnell.

      • Sophia's Side eye says:

        Pence doesn’t come with a free sideshow of insanity. That narcissistic, baby fisted moron keeps people distracted from really looking at what the gop are pushing through.

        Also, if the dems were hacked then so were the gop. There’s kompromat on the higher ups in the gop.

        Putin owns McConnell, I also think Paul Ryan is compromised in the same way as the turtle.

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:


        The deplorables are now in charge of the GOP, the establishment is out of favor. Pence doesn’t have the full support of the deplorables. He is too close to his establishment buddies in congress to be fully trusted, no matter how often he kisses Trump’s azz. The deplorables hate the establishment.

        The GOP needs Trump because he can convince the deplorables to support any policy like the tax cut which screws them over. Trump is a celebrity and a cult figure to the deplorables.

      • magnoliarose says:

        The GOP and their congressmen were hacked. So you know there is so much dirt that would make them never want to be seen in public again. And I believe some have business ties and were lured into them to blackmail them into doing Thug Putin’s bidding.

    • jj says:

      This is very true, most of the Republicans are looking the other way in order to get their agenda thru. Only a few like Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, John McCain, etc. are speaking out. Unfortunately, unless the Republicans lose control of the House or Senate, things will not change. It is up to the voters to finally say enough is enough and make the changes necessary to save this country. I don’t know if that will happen but I keep hoping it will before this man starts a war. You don’t need this book to point out what is going on, just read his twitter comments .

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Flake et al may ‘speak out’ but their votes ‘speak in’ lock step with the Republicans.

        Trump has already intensified (sent more troops and dropped more bombs) every military involvement he inherited.

      • magnoliarose says:

        They are just angling for a future but not honest in their objections. Their true colors were exposed with the tax bill.
        All of them are disgusting and have just lost a host of seats.
        Hammer this narrative until it is so exhausting there is no way a person would bother themselves to vote for them.

    • M.A.F. says:

      Of course they won’t. They have been waiting for 8 years now to get a Republican in the White House so they can further their agenda.

    • jwoolman says:

      We could start a campaign to send all Members of Congress copies of this book. Lots of copies. Let their offices be overflowing with copies.

      We should find out the best way to get them past the security hoops nowadays. Would sending directly from Amazon with a gift card do it?

      • magnoliarose says:

        Just keep sending them over and over until it becomes another story and a nuisance. Send them everywhere. To Fox and Friends. To baby boy Tucky Carlson. Hannity and his hellhounds. The Mercer-bigot family. Alex whatever his fool name is and Coulter. Limpbaugh. Bo Jeffery. Domina Louise and Her sub Steve (that sounds like a kinky sitcom).

    • flan says:

      And that’s why people should vote.

      Not just the big elections, but the smaller ones too.


      I’m not from the US, but I always try to encourage other young people to vote as well. It has helped in some cases. One girl, who used to be oblivious to politics (because ‘not cool’ and ‘it doesn’t matter if I vote’), is now totally into it.

  5. Clare says:

    I read this morning that The Mercer’s are cutting Bannon loose, and his position at Brietbart is tenuous – one can only hope he burns everything to the ground, in retaliation.

  6. Nancy says:

    Belated Xmas gift. Even Ann Coulter is all up in her feelings, hahaha. This is a must read, wish I had it NOW. Favorite outtake, or one of them anyway so far, Ivanka is dump as a brick. Preach on Captain Obvious. This is going to be so good. No place to run, no place to hide…..maybe in Melania’s room on a different floor?!

  7. Renee2 says:

    You know, the only one of these revelations to surprise me is that he strips his own bed. I know that it is probably related to his rumoured OCD but I can’t believe that he would deign to perform “menial” labour. What will we learn next, that he brings his own dirty dishes to the kitchen??

    • Betsy says:

      If he’s incontinent, I was thinking.

      • fubar says:

        ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      • C-Shell says:

        I heard that yesterday. In his physical condition (and with his dementia progressing this rapidly), not surprising.

      • Kelly says:

        Lawrence O’Donnell speculated incontinence on his show. I almost feel bad for Melania getting peed on every night. Almost.

      • Tiny Martian says:

        Incontinence was my first thought too. Which makes his decision to have prostitutes piss the bed that the Obamas slept in rather curious, now that I think about it. Any psychologists out there?

      • KiddVicious says:

        @Kelly – They have separate bedrooms. If Melania is being peed on it’s by someone else.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Ah, thanks you-all for figuring it out. Makes sense. Donnie wets the bed now.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Re: Moscow hotel bed, that was a few years back, he might have been okay then but ‘indulging’ in his own private perversion. He’s really mixed up about sex and power.

      • Pandy says:

        I’m betting he is. There’s that classic “sh*t stain in golf pants” photo as back up. Oops – no, went to link to it but apparently it’s an April Fools Day hoax pic …. if we believe that?

      • jwoolman says:

        There are loads of ways to deal with incontinence today since varying degrees of it are such a common problem for adults especially as they age, including for men with any prostate problems (leakage often occurs). There wouldn’t have to be a single clue on the sheets. But White House staff seem to be relatively tight-lipped about confidentiality, although Trump might not realise that.

      • jwoolman says:

        Betsy- the way it’s worded doesn’t scream incontinence to me. He lets them know when he wants the sheets washed and takes them off the bed himself. Unless he’s tossing out the real sheets, this suggests he just doesn’t want housekeeping staff in his room routinely. So it sounds more like a privacy thing, like having his own lock on the door. He doesn’t feel he has the same control over staffing that he would have in his home in NYC or at one of his golf clubs.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Renee2- I was surprised at first. But then realized he probably strips the sheets to avoid others seeing the pee or shit stains he leaves. He’s 71 and I’m sure he has bowel/bladder issues.

      Also telling: He wanted a lock on the bedroom. Does he have someone special coming over? Is that related to the sheet striping?

      • Renee2 says:

        @ Rapunzel,

        If what you and others have posited is true, it makes me feel a bit bad for him, which I don’t like. Also that makes your bedburgers moniker, which I love BTW, even grosser!!

      • Rapunzel says:

        Renee2- don’t feel bad… It’s his own fault for drinking 12 cokes a day…. Lol

        Seriously though, He could wear Depends if he wanted instead of soiling the bed. And I really think he does soil the bed. It explains why he dislikes not sleeping in his own bed (longtime rumor).

        And lmao at how this makes my Bedburger nickname even grosser.

      • Jaded says:

        Not all 71 year-olds have incontinence issues. In any event if he does, stripping the sheets wouldn’t hide it…the laundry staff would see the stains anyway.

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

        I’m guessing his little rocket has no bullets due to his age and cholesterol levels. He will need a lot of viagra. I think he just likes having beautiful women around (for decoration as opposed to flowers like normal people). Pretty sure Hope Picks is safe.

      • Incontinence is not funny, especially among the elderly. It’s a source of shame and emotional stress and makes traveling and social events impossible or anxiety ridden.

        Just what Trump, however, deserves. *shrug*

      • jwoolman says:

        Rapunzel – I think he has always preferred sleeping at home. I can understand that since I’m the same way and always have been. It just is so much easier to sleep in a familiar environment. A lot of people find bedtime rituals help them sleep and this is probably related to that. There are certainly people who are fine with traveling and sleeping in a different bed every night, but Donald and I just aren’t part of that group…

  8. Millennial says:

    The most surprising thing about this is that Hicks was dating Lewandowski and not Trump.

    • Crystal says:

      This isn’t new info. I am of the belief Lewandowski was removed because it interfered with Trump’s attempts to sleep with Hicks. He has a history of behavior like that.

      • Millenial says:

        I totally missed this — and yuck. Also just read he’s married with 4 kids. What a jerk.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Perhaps Cheeto Mussolini was speaking from his own experience.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Absolutely. It is not in his nature to have it otherwise.
        Hope is a curious figure, and there are things about her that just don’t come together totally. I have a few theories but not enough facts. There are too many empty spots in her bio.

    • Lila says:

      I love the term the media is using “dated” for Lewandowski and Hicks . They “dated” ignoring the fact that Lewandowski was married with 4 kids at the time.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    That’s not a legal argument. That’s not the way any of this is supposed to work, you guys!

    Unfortunately, that stopped being true the second he won the GOP nomination. That is exactly how it works now.

    I have a feeling that if he can’t get the publication stopped and Wolff comes out with some hard proof of what he’s saying in this book – audio and photos – 45 will retaliate by canning Mueller because sooner or later this will get framed as part of the wider Democratic witch hunt and that is kind of the only ace he has left to play.

  10. Beth says:

    All of his threats of lawsuits make the ‘nothing-burger ‘ secrets of his life look as juicy as the burgers he’s laying in bed eating every night. Can’t wait to read it! I’ve also ordered The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.

  11. Aang says:

    If it weren’t -500 degrees outside I’d go to the book store and buy it today.

    • Carmen says:

      Do you have an iPad or a cell phone? Download the Kindle app (it’s a freebie) and then buy the Kindle book from Amazon and they will deliver it to your device immediately.

    • Lady D says:

      Sharks are freezing to death in the ocean, iguanas are falling frozen from the trees in Florida and the Calgary Zoo has brought their penguins in from the cold.

  12. Veronica says:

    There is immense amount of schadenfreude for me in watching women who help men like Trump get into power have their illusion of being “part of the boy’s club” shattered in front of them. Suck it, Hope Hicks.

    • Betsy says:

      I know I shouldn’t take pleasure in that, but yes. It’s like in the Mummy when Evelyn tells Bennie that the little turds always get what’s coming to them – and in movies they do.

    • Elkie says:

      Indeed. There is nothing more tragic than the “Conservative Cool Girl” in politics who doesn’t realise that no matter how subservient she is, how much she “thinks like a man and acts like a lady”, how much she decries the feminism without which she wouldn’t have the vote, let alone a high-profile job in government; she will ALWAYS be thrown to the wolves when she outlives her usefulness.

      Take the first female campaign manager to ever organise a successful presidential run (Kellyann Conway) – reduced to a credibility-free punchline telling stupid obvious lies for 300lbs of pork rinds and racism who doesn’t think she’s hot enough to bother sexually assaulting.

      • lightpurple says:

        Jane Swift, shoved aside for Mitt Romney. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, cast aside for Sarah Palin.

    • Korra says:

      I have been schadenfreuding all this intel on Hope Hicks being brought to light, especially since she has been been trying to remain in the background since the campaign days. All the information about her has framed her as spineless and (unsurprisingly) incompetent. She might not be as publicly shameless about her support for Trump and her role in the administration the way KellyAnne Conway and Sarah Huckabee have been, but she is just as complicit.

  13. Shambles says:

    My bae Rachel Maddow pointed out that beyond the human drama, there is a very real accusation of obstruction in this book. A witness to the Air Force one sh!tshow where Trump tried to concoct a lie about his son’s involvement in the Trump tower meeting. This book probably gave Mueller a full witness list. Yay! That coupled with the news that broke last night about Trump trying to stop Sessions from recusing himself from the Russia investigation (and the explicit detail that Mueller knows this happened) has me feeling pretty optimistic.

    • Christin says:

      The guy who resigned after that plane trip truly is a big piece of the story that is being overshadowed by the Sloppy and Semi-Literate feud headlines. At least one person had enough sense to bail, due to believing they witnessed obstruction.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Not to mention Mueller could use the book to request the tapes of the people saying these things. Wolff apparently has a lot of recordings of what is in the book.

      • jwoolman says:

        I wonder if Wolff already shared his tapes and transcripts with Mueller. He might even have been asked to wait to publish, if so then something might be coming down the chimney soon (just in time for Russian Christmas).

    • holly hobby says:

      There was also news about a WH attorney who tried to stop the Comey firing by telling Orange Lizard that he did not have a right to do so (not true but he suppressed the finding for the good of the country). Mueller should interview him too!

  14. IlsaLund says:

    Pray the stars keep aligning to end this clown show of an administration. We can’t survive another year of this insanity. I wasn’t planning to buy the book, but now I will just to help it reach #1 on the best sellers list.

    No doubt Trump will weasel out of his February physical after these revelations.

    • Esmom says:

      It’s already on Amazon’s best seller list, lol. I was going to line up for it at the library but I don’t think I want to wait.

      My son and I were just talking about his physical after I told him about the cheeseburgers in bed thing. I cannot imagine him going through with it but how will he be able to get out of it?

      • swak says:

        He’ll find a way. They can “accidentally” double book him at the time the physical is and the other one will be more important than the physical.

      • Kelly says:

        Just put it on my mom’s Kindle. She’s so excited!

      • Pandy says:

        I just put a hold on it in our library here in Canada – I’m almost #1300 on the list with no copies yet lol. I’m dying to see it ROCKET to the top of the bestsellers both here and the US.

  15. tmbg says:

    I had preordered it for my Kindle but it’s still not on there. Is the early release for the hard copy only?

  16. Christin says:

    The word on morning TV is that Repubs are delighted that Sloppy has supposedly imploded. Not that Orange’s own senior staff are continuing to portray a difficult, possibly non-functioning WW situation that is a clear and present danger. Priorities!

  17. Jessica says:

    I have to wait one more day. My husband wants to go have brunch and cocktails and then across the street to B&N to buy it in celebration.

  18. Betsy says:

    I’m number 477 on my library’s waitlist, 70+ copies.

    • Ash says:

      My library’s waitlist is going to look insane too. Just like when Hillary’s book was released. I finally got to read it after waiting two months.

  19. IlsaLund says:

    The Hollywood Reporter has a new article quoting Michael Wolff:

    ‘As for his credibility being questioned, Wolff referenced his body of work and repeated that he stands by “absolutely everything” in the book: “My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on Earth at this point.”


    • Christin says:

      He appeared on a network show this AM, and doubled down on the wide allegations that Orange is like a self-indulgent child.

      He also wants to send a box of chocolates, since his subject is not only helping promote the book, but is confirming what’s in it. This author seems able to take the punches.

      • Kelly says:

        “Self-indulgent child”:

        This reminds me of something Eugene (Escape to Chimp Eden) said about the intelligence of chimps. They’re as smart as human toddlers, yet have the strength 5x’s that of a grown man. Imagine the tantrums.

  20. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    I’m going to the liquor store across the street at 10 this morning. Then grabbing my iPad and reading. Day drinking seems appropriate while reading this.

  21. Chef Grace says:

    And during this distracting shit storm, be mindful of what the bloody republican weasels will be sneakily passing through.
    You know they are just waiting to piss on our constitutional rights some more.

  22. Jayna says:

    Support the book, folks. Trump or his spokesperson said it would end up in the cheap bin, because no one will buy it.

  23. Tia says:

    I’ve just bought the kindle version – apparently it’s #1 in the UK kindle sales already.

  24. Jayna says:

    So believable. “Donald and Melania lived apart in Trump Tower and would go DAYS without crossing paths while ‘absentee’ Trump barely knows Barron and only mentions wife to boast about her looks, book says.”

    • PortlandJan says:

      Barron is probably better off.

      • jwoolman says:

        Barron is definitely better off with minimal contact with his father. His mother is ok, so he has one decent parent and that’s all you need.

        A narcissistic/sociopathic parent is a nightmare and not healthy for children to be around. Fortunately, Trump has never been interested in his sons until they are old enough to work for him.

        So glad Barron is not a girl or else dear old dad would start getting interested in him about now for other reasons.

  25. Lila says:

    I hope the publisher can get Hillary to do the audio for this book.

  26. Cee says:

    Just yesterday I pre-ordered the book on Book Depository. Might take 15 working days to get all the way south to Argentina but from what I read from an excerpt, everyone who can, should read it. Just to confirm how much of a shit show the US government has become with Trump in Office.

  27. Kelly says:

    “A” cheeseburger? Let’s get real. Can you see him eating dinner? He’s in ginormous man panties to accommodate his diaper, a wife beater, and black socks with garters. He’s splayed out, shouting at the television and pointing his grease-smeared remote in the wrong direction.

  28. Yup, Me says:


  29. Jen says:

    Well, I’ve downloaded the book (I’m in Australia and it’s now 1am on Jan 6). Good god, I’ve only read the first 40 pages but it is an unbelievable read. I can’t believe this guy is your President. My deepest sympathy and I hope we all survive him.

  30. Katy says:

    I’m buying it even if I don’t read it. $15 worth of protest.

    • jwoolman says:

      Ha ha. I did exactly the same thing. Bought the Kindle version simply as an act of protest and to support the author. Haven’t even looked at it yet.

  31. Carmen says:

    There’s this gem: “Hicks, sponsored by Ivanka and ever loyal to her, was in fact thought of as Trump’s real daughter, while Ivanka was thought of as his REAL WIFE.” (Chapter 15). Yikes!!

    BTW the hard copy is completely sold out on Amazon.

  32. Laura says:

    At some point in the — hopefully not too distant future — this whole mess is going to be made into a movie. I can’t help but cast this movie in my mind. I figured out last night that somehow George Clooney will play Muellar. It’ll probably be in a film he produces and directs.
    This is my little bit of mental saving grace trying to keep myself from going crazy after reading hoe scary this sh*t. He’s putting the county and world in danger.

    • Christin says:

      I cannot imagine how many movies and additional books will cover this fiasco. We aren’t even to the one-year anniversary of the swearing in (biggest ever!), and look at what has been revealed.

  33. OT Hush says:

    O.K. Gang how long will it take Trump’s people to organize another expensive, on the tax payers dollar, Pep rally in some deep red state?? They have to keep his overinflated ego pumped up somehow after this delicious profile, in anything but courage, of our mentally challenged leader.

  34. OT Hush says:

    We all know this book will be the most read IF any book clubs exist among our elected representatives ie Congress. Maybe now they’ll stop burying their sorry ass heads in the sand and stand up for the democracy that was in place prior to Cheeseburger’s reign.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      As @Shambles said, no one is coming to our rescue, we have to save ourselves by voting. The GOP already knows all this stuff and 80% of it was reported in 2017 by the NYT, Wapo, CNN, MSNBC as well as by Republican senators Flake and Corker. They don’t care as long as they can use Trump to pass their crappy bills. In fact Republicans are already on TV dismissing the book as tabloid trash and defending Trump.

      The deplorables will buy it and see no problem with Trump’s behavior. I’m happy to have purchased a copy to keep it on the best seller’s list to piss off Trump!

  35. I think cheeseburgers in bed are great. you’ve been a bad boy sloppy steve

  36. Liz version 700 says:

    Mine was delivered to my Kindle just a while ago. I plan to curl up with a glass of wine in 7 layers of fleece (b/c it is -3 degrees) and enjoy the half soap opera half real life horror book of the year. Reading about this cluster of an administration may require several bottles of wine to get me through, but I am a patriot… if it annoys Trump I am in.

    • jwoolman says:

      We’re also hovering around zero degrees Fahrenheit, above and below zero by a few degrees. We have become wimps with milder winters lately.

      But on New Year’s Day it went down to minus 14 degrees. The water supply line to the toilet froze! I found a bottle of mouthwash that had slipped down in back of the toilet – and it was frozen solid.

      All the sink faucets have been streaming so I could manually fill the toilet tank while waiting for a space heater to thaw the line. To avoid a refreeze, I had to force the toilet to run continuously by adding a few clothes pins to the float ball connector.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Oh wow! I could not take it if it got that bad. I am totally a whiny winter girl. I have 3 costs somehow thinking the more I own the Warner I will be… Try to stay warm Original T.C.

    • Natalia says:

      OK based on what you guys all said I bought the Kindle version (after reading the sample). I too want to support the book and the protest it implies. Plus I’ve been severely curtailing my 45 Diet (hardly any TV and don’t read political emails). Pretty much the only orgs I support are the Greek guy in Berkeley D.K.), and a couple of YouTubers (David P. and Randi R.). Just can’t stomach anything else. My life has gotten better now that I’ve limited stuff. I do read the Celebitchy political threads religiously.

  37. holly hobby says:

    So Janice Min, former editor of US Weekly, has been tweeting about the veracity of the book’s claims and she confirmed that the contents were true: https://twitter.com/janicemin?lang=en

    She was actually at the Ailes-Bannon dinner. The dinner was at Wolff’s house. Go read this it is fascinating.

  38. M.A.F. says:

    Dear God. Ann Coulter was the voice reason? Heaven help us.

  39. Jacqueline says:

    He’s clearly unaware of the Streisand Effect. I was just going to read whatever excerpts came out but instead my audio book is downloading as I am typing. Pretty sure it will confirm what we all know. He’s a fucking idiot.

  40. Penguen says:

    Yup. I wasn’t going to buy it (too much to read already plus a 5 month old), but I just paid my $15 and have loaded it up on my Kindle. Doing what I can to help the ratings.

  41. U.S and them says:

    I’ve got bettter things to r ead and I’m sure the media will report the highlights anyway.

  42. Stacy Reardon says:

    Sadly, like everything else with this president, it doesn’t seem to matter. No matter what he does, the dumb dumbs who voted for him will continue to support him (see: Dunning-Kreuger effect) and the GOP “leadership” will keep him around because a disgusting, feeble-brained moronic Republican is better than a Democrat-anything, so they can continue their agenda of stripping every resource this country has to the benefit of their billionaire overlords. And the rest of us — those in between the morons and the billionaires — are out here wondering how the hell our country has become this.

    • Jayna says:

      His dum-dums love him, and that includes women and men, educated and not. The deplorables think he is the best thing to ever happen to the The White House with him in as POTUS..

      • Natalia says:

        Yeah and that includes the high -I’Q.ers. My brother has a 147 IQ and he’s a wingnut. He always has an answer for everything. So guess who won’t discuss Trump! Cuz he knows he wouldn’t win that one. Although he thinks he would.

  43. minx says:

    Got it on Kindle and have read most of it…skimmed through a couple of the chapters. Trump comes off as you would expect (uh, very poorly). The books ends in October, I wish it could have included the Roy Moore defeat.

  44. Lindy says:

    Just downloaded to my Kindle. Looking forward to reading it. Though I’m 5 months pregnant and already deal with nausea every day, so the book will likely make me want to heave. But it’ll be worth it.

  45. Jayna says:

    I was reading the LA Times about whether you should read it, asking questions of you. This is so true. The guy has to have an audience at all times, and women around. I be he ever sits in the Oval Office actually working and alone for more than five minutes.

    “Does this passage make your blood pressure rise dangerously?

    “Nearly all meetings in the Oval with the president were invariably surrounded and interrupted by a long list of retainers — indeed, everybody strove to be in every meeting. Furtive people skulked around without clear purpose: Bannon invariably found some reason to study papers in the corner and then to have a last word; Priebus kept his eye on Bannon; Kushner kept constant tabs on the whereabouts of the others. Trump liked to keep Hicks, Conway, and, often, his old Apprentice sidekick Omarosa Manigault — now with a confounding White House title — in constant hovering presence. As always, Trump wanted an eager audience, encouraging as many people as possible to make as many attempts as possible to be as close to him as possible.”

    If that upsets you — if, say, you have an abiding sense that running the country is a serious business that should be undertaken with humility and duty — then this book will not be good for your health. No, don’t read it.”

  46. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    You guys the Republicans have lost their minds over the book and the Russian Dossier. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham got squeezed by Trump, they are asking for criminal charges be brought up against British Spy Christopher Steele! So yeah, going after the person who helped collaborate further evidence of Russian collusion. Nunes I’m sure will try to arrest other informants. I don’t recognize this country anymore!!!!

    I hope the British Prime minister steps in to protect Steele from our corrupt government!

  47. jwoolman says:

    Thanks to electronic versions, the book can spread throughout the world so quickly. Even if Trump were actually able to block sales of hard copies, no way this could be contained today. Once it’s in electronic form, other options for distribution open up.

  48. Christin says:

    This book has ramped up his late night, early AM toilet tweets.

    It’s going to be an interesting 2018.

    • m says:

      I especially liked Bigly’s proclamation this AM – “I’m a very stable genius!” instead of the insane maniac we’ve all come to know so well and loathe.

      With a McD’s cheeseburger fetish no less. Because this very stable genius is afraid of being poisoned. Even in the White House. I’m so glad I bought the book because it not only upped my fear quotient about Bigly but it kept making me lmao while doing it.

      • minx says:

        Yes, and he called himself “like, really smart.”
        Hoo boy.

      • Kelly says:

        Remember – he’s his own best advisor. He has all the best words.

      • Christin says:

        You can’t make this stuff up. One of my favorite cable news guest experts is a former WH ethics lawyer. He was on TV this AM saying that any CEO who tweeted the things Orange did this morning would be fired by the board by noon.

        As for the fast food burgers, I don’t understand how he reconciles his supposed germaphobia with that. It’s a combination of concerning yet comical to hear all these things.

  49. KiddVicious says:

    My favorite part of the book, so far, is Peter Thiel thinking he’s going to be Trumps new BFF, but Trump never called again after their meeting. LOL My hatred of Peter Thiel is bigly #GawkerRIP

  50. BooBooLaRue says:

    Stable genius indeed

  51. Mina says:

    I have no trouble believing most of what the book says, especially about Trump especifically. But I do wish it was coming from a more reliable author than Michael Wolff, who is known to have fabricated stuff before. So not saying that he did the same here but it will give a bit more credence to everyone who says they never said what they alledgely say. I honestly find it somewhat suspicious that pretty much every person in the Trump staff would openly talk to Wolff, names and all, knowing who he was and what he was doing.

    • minx says:

      From what I’ve read the Trump WH is so deluded they assumed Wolff was going to write a positive book, so he was given full access to everybody. Yes, really. I’ve also read that Wolff has tapes of his conversations. Now, perhaps he embellished or dramatized certain conversations, I don’t really know.

      • Mina says:

        Well, that would explain why he had access, but not why everyone would make bad comments about Trump on the record. I’ve been a journalist for 12 years and almost no one would openly bad mouth their boss and agree to have their name printed and their voices recorded, especially not one as crazy as Trump. And that story that they thought he was writing a positive book sounds like BS. I can believe someone as delusional as Trump would think so, but not everyone else in his staff is that stupid. If they thought that, is because Wolff made them think it was, and that’s pretty unethical.

    • KiddVicious says:

      As GQ says in an article I just read, it takes a rat to catch a rat. The WH people were just too inexperienced to understand what he was doing, he took advantage of that.


    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Yes, the WH staff are really that gullible and love to dish about Trump every chance the get “under cover”. Wolff was around for months and I bet they found him a good listener for their bitching. He charmed them.

      And none of these people have released statements or told the press that what WoLff quoted them as saying is false. Bigly is the only way saying it’s all fiction. Both the NYTimes and Washington Post have reported multiple stories of Trump’s people calling him dumb, uneducated and least we forget his daily National security briefings have been condensed to one page with his name stamped all over so he will pay attention. And Trump calls every well sourced news report about him “fake news”.

      Wolff’s book just condensed all the legitimate media’s reports about Trump and his inexperienced WH. Also the publisher had to have their attorneys check, double and triple check everything to make sure they can’t be sued.

      • Mina says:

        Original T.C. and you know all that because you’re in the White House seeing personally what goes on or are you just repeating reports?

        There’s a big difference between calling your boss dumb in hallway whispers and off the record than on the record to a journalist known for some controversial approaches. Like I said before, I’m not questioning the veracity of what’s being said about Trump and the administration, I’m just expressing some doubts about Wolff ethics to obtain the information. I’ve seen some denials but they can’t be too forceful about it because they likely said all that. I’m just questioning the context in which those quotes were obtained. Perhaps not many people care about that because in the end we get one more proof of what a mess this President is, but I do care about journalism ethics and I’m willing to bet Wolff wasn’t applying any.

        I think Kiddvicious description of it makes a lot of sense.

  52. BooBooLaRue says:

    TIME’s next person of the year = Michael Wolff

  53. U.S and them says:

    Next time the ‘stable genius’ holds a press conference someone should ask him to spell genius.