Michael Wolff says his book subtly reveals Donald Trump’s White House affair – is this the paragraph that exposes it?
Update: upon further reading, it sure sounds like Wolff is referring to Trump and Nikki Haley.
Original article: “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff appeared on Bill Maher’s HBO show on Friday night and revealed that his book exposes an affair which Donald Trump has been having in the White House. Wolff didn’t give away the identity of the woman, but he did say that if you re-read the book, when you get to the paragraph in question, you’ll easily be able to figure out who it was. He also said it’s “toward the end of the book.” Our research team has found a paragraph in the book which stands out – but is it the one Wolff is talking about?
Here’s what we found on page 232 of the “Fire and Fury” book: “By mid-February [Kellyanne Conway] was already the subject of leaks – many coming from Jared and Ivanka – about how she had been sidelined. She vociferously defended herself, producing a list of television appearances still on her schedule, albeit lesser ones. But she also had a teary scene with Trump in the Oval Office, offering to resign if the president had lost faith in her. Almost invariably, when confronted with self-abnegation, Trump offered copious reassurances. ‘You will always have a place in my administration,’ he told her. ‘You will be here for eight years.'”
It continues: “But she had indeed been sidelined, reduced to second-rate media, to being a designated emissary to right-wing groups, and left out of any meaningful decision making. This she blamed on the media, a scourge that further united her in self-pity with Donald Trump. In fact, her relationship with the president deepened as they bonded over their media wounds.”
We’re not making any accusations or assumptions here; we’re merely asking if this is the paragraph that Michael Wolff is referring to. If so, then he’s accusing Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway of having had a White House affair. The above paragraph appears on page 232 out of 349 pages; does this fit Wolff’s definition of “toward the end” of the book?
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report