Siege: Trump Under Fire

Siege Trump Under Fire Michael Wolff author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege With Fire and Fury Michael Wolff def

  • Title: Siege: Trump Under Fire
  • Author: Michael Wolff
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  • Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side A stunn Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side A stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump s second year as president is getting underway and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report, Siege reveals an administration that is perpetually beleaguered by investigations and a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic, and exposed Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 352 pages Published June 4th 2019 by Henry Holt Company More Details Original Title Siege Trump Under Fire ISBN 1250253829 ISBN13 9781250253828 Edition Language English Other Editions 24 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Siege, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book Books About, By or Involving Donald Trump 376 books 55 voters Trump Tell alls 138 books 27 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 3.51 Rating details 2,102 ratings 218 reviews All LanguagesDeutsch 2 English 211 Espa ol 1 Italiano 1 Polski 1 More filters Sort order Jun 16, 2019 H.M Ada rated it really liked it A behind the scenes look at Trump s bizarre and increasingly unhinged second year in the White House It s easy to dismiss a lot of the tidbits in this book, such as that Trump wishes he hadn t given Don Trump Junior his name, that he didn t want to visit his own recently born grandchild in the hospital, or that he makes fun of anyone with a mustache and his own dad, Fred Trump, who routinely belittled and humiliated him, just happened to have a mustache But for worse or worser, these items are A behind the scenes look at Trump s bizarre and increasingly unhinged second year in the White House It s easy to dismiss a lot of the tidbits in this book, such as that Trump wishes he hadn t given Don Trump Junior his name, that he didn t want to visit his own recently born grandchild in the hospital, or that he makes fun of anyone with a mustache and his own dad, Fred Trump, who routinely belittled and humiliated him, just happened to have a mustache But for worse or worser, these items are now a part of the historical record because we the American people made the mistake of giving this man the nuclear codes In many cases, the point is not so much whether what was said was true, but the fact that it was said at all After two years in office, and really a lifetime of surrounding himself with codependent sycophants and fellow grifters that he will turn on at a moment s notice when it suits him, Trump has no real friends or allies Everyone in his orbit is there to gain money or power, because Trump holds something over them, or simply because no one else will hire them Staff run office pools about when and how Trump will go down, they avoid meetings because they don t want to be subpoenaed to testify later, and all the while, they plot their exit And while I don t personally enjoy reading these kinds details I find them kind of depressing I don t think we should bury our heads in the sand either because we are so worn down from this circus like reality show That Trump talks to Sean Hannity several times a day, is willing to make policy decisions based on criticism from Hannity and Ann Coulter, and that he is outraged when Fox News says anything negative about him, all have implications for the state of our democracy and the free press There is also a good chapter here on Kushner and how his attempts to use his position for personal gain have driven our nation s foreign policy It s been said many times before, but we must never normalize this president The book has a happy ending, at least for Trump, in that to his surprise and the surprise of everyone else around him, Mueller s final report played it relatively safe, punting the hardest questions to Congress and allowing Trump to live to fight another day But I think this victory will be short lived, and that Trump s eventual downfall is inevitable In my opinion, Trump will be remembered as one of history s great deranged, mad rulers How much damage he does is up to us, and, borrowing some words from my favorite Democratic primary candidate, Pete Buttigieg, I hope we can change the channel in 2020 flag 29 likesLike see review Jun 02, 2019 Nenia Literary Garbage Can Campbell marked it as will read if cheap or freebie Heard about this book on PoliticalTwitter, and I see Trump supporters are already one starring this baby in anticipation of its releaseRE AND FURY was a decent book but kind of badly edited pubic appearance instead of public appearance was one notable typo and it lacked a list of resources in the back I m hoping this one comes across as professional, as then it d be a little harder to discredit.Someone find a way to make this fall into my hands, and I ll review the shit out of it flag 24 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Jun 09, 2019 Amal rated it it was amazing Where Fire and Fury was all sly innuendo and fun gossip with a dose of holy crap this man is an idiot, Siege paints a far grimmer picture of not just a man but a family so venal that the Office of the President of the United States of America has essentially become a booth in a flea market for all sorts of influence peddlers and lobbyists The picture painted here is of an Office that was once the most highly regarded position in the world brought so low by not just the person occupying it, but Where Fire and Fury was all sly innuendo and fun gossip with a dose of holy crap this man is an idiot, Siege paints a far grimmer picture of not just a man but a family so venal that the Office of the President of the United States of America has essentially become a booth in a flea market for all sorts of influence peddlers and lobbyists The picture painted here is of an Office that was once the most highly regarded position in the world brought so low by not just the person occupying it, but by the dregs of society he has surrounded himself with The conmen and hangers on, the foul bigots, the ones who would sooner spit on the Constitution as they would honour it, and worst of all, the ones using the office for monetary gain they have all by turn despoiled that Office and it is just a tragedy Wolff opens Siege by addressing the number one charge against him his sources He discusses openly how he gets his materials and the many steps he has to take to verify information Contrary to what many mainstream jealous journalists say, this is solid writing Before I get into the guts of the book, the other thing I would note that is so very interesting and that seems to escape the notice of some is that the things that Wolff discussed as being planned for behind the scenes in Fire and Fury have indeed come to pass and have played out in the public eye so wildly that I actually went back to my copy of Fire and Fury to check and see what he had written about them Now on to the book This book purely deals with the events after Fire and Fury, during the time of the Mueller investigation and report While the book focuses primarily on Trump, it does give a thorough accounting of the backroom happenings of things we saw on the news Khashoggi, McDougall , the many many avoidable fiascoes that would never happen if you had a President who was actually understanding of what the title meant and herein lies the crux of the problem After two years in office, Trump still has no idea what he can and can t do as President, he has no idea how bad it is that Congress is investigating him, he has no idea of how much jeopardy he is actually in He appoints people who have no idea what they are doing to positions they don t understand It isn t Trump under siege, it is the country A continued theme throughout the book is that the President is managed by sunshine being blown up his ass I believe that Someone like him is likely in a position where that is true, the other big theme It is President Bannon all the way He is basically directing policy without even being in the White House, all he has to do is blow the wind towards his friends at Fox News and there you are The Caravan crazy tweets Bannon s idea The Wall tweets Bannon s idea The National Emergency Guess who In terms of foreign policy There is so much to unpack that it would take pages of review to get to, I will just say that any possible standing the U.S had as an honest broker in foreign policy is gone thanks to the fumbling of his son in law Kushner It is gone, squandered and sold so he could get a bail out for his family s financial real estate company Wolff writes compelling work because he gives you behind the scene minutiae about items that seem perplexing This book is meant for people who are following this administration closely than it is for people who are looking for another Fire and Fury fun gossipy read flag 14 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 29, 2019 Owlseyes inside Notre Dame, its so strange a 15 hour blaze and30 minutes wait to call the firemenand marked it as to read Shelves whos s under fire A President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office That is unconstitutional Charging the President with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider Robert MuellerMichael Wolff will be under fire, for sure Because the indictment documents just don t exist, and Mueller has just resigned from the Department of Justice, so he may return to private life These are terrible news for Jarrold Nadler No Mueller testimony in CongressME OVERtps ual A President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office That is unconstitutional Charging the President with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider Robert MuellerMichael Wolff will be under fire, for sure Because the indictment documents just don t exist, and Mueller has just resigned from the Department of Justice, so he may return to private life These are terrible news for Jarrold Nadler No Mueller testimony in CongressME OVERtps ualrpublicradio post https ampeguardian us news 2UPDATE Michael Wolff under firehttps news.yahoo amphtml confro in Die Zeit UPDATE Michael Wolff just told an Australian network Donald Trump has no chance of re election.Hmmm By 2020 there will be hell for some.Michael Wolff should read this Four reasons why Trump is cruising toward re election in ain t over for Nadler and Schiff Mueller to testify before House committees in July in flag 13 likesLike see review Bella Mannaro LOL You really need to learn how the government works Mueller cannot charge a president with a crime while in officecause CONGRESS does that LOL You really need to learn how the government works Mueller cannot charge a president with a crime while in officecause CONGRESS does that It s called Impeachment Congress holds the trial and decides if a crime has been committed At that time, he can be removed from office and the federal prosecutor can levy charges Also, indictments can be sealed This means that a prosecutor can go to a judge with evidence of a crime and obtain grounds for indictment but seals the record, stopping the clock on the statute of limitations so when the official in question is able to be charged as a private citizen again, the indictment is unsealed and then executed During the Mueller investigation, several indictments were obtained in federal court and then sealed Tick Tock 8 hours, 33 min ago Owlseyes inside Notre Dame, its so strange a 15 hour blaze and30 minutes wait to call the firemenand Great lesson It doesn t change what s been said A President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office I m glad he s still in of Great lesson It doesn t change what s been said A President cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office I m glad he s still in office 8 hours, 27 min ago May 15, 2019 Bettie rated it liked it Shelves summer 2019, environmental issues, location location location, mental health, politics, whats it all about alfie, published 2019, nonfiction, class war, claustrophobic Henry Holt will publish Michael Wolff s new book Siege Trump Under Fire on June 4 The book is a sequel to Wolff s 2018 bestseller Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House, which went on to sell than a million hardcover copies, according to NPD BookScan Stephen Rubin, Holt s chairman, bought the book from Andrew Wylie of the Wylie Agency John Sterling, the editor of Fire and Fury, will edit the new book, which is embargoed until publication.Fire and Fury launched book publishing s Tru Henry Holt will publish Michael Wolff s new book Siege Trump Under Fire on June 4 The book is a sequel to Wolff s 2018 bestseller Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House, which went on to sell than a million hardcover copies, according to NPD BookScan Stephen Rubin, Holt s chairman, bought the book from Andrew Wylie of the Wylie Agency John Sterling, the editor of Fire and Fury, will edit the new book, which is embargoed until publication.Fire and Fury launched book publishing s Trump expos craze last year, in part thanks to President Donald Trump s attempt to silence Wolff s account by sending a cease and desist letter to Macmillan Publishers Holt is billing the follow up as an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side with a stunningly fresh narrative that begins just as Trump s second year as president is getting underway, and ends with the delivery of the Mueller report Source Eyes down, ears perked, here we goThat bit about him not liking anyone taller reminds me of this bit in King IAlastair Campbell interviews Michael Wolff British GQ flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 07, 2019 Ray rated it liked it Shelves politics, audio, nonfic What a contrast that was with Woodward s book Instead of high level leaks and national security, Wolff s Siege is just pure gossip.And that makes for an entertaining read The guy does know how to write There s Karen Pence drama, Giuliani s drinking, and behind the scenes family scuffles at Fox News.For the most part, this book is comfort food for the resistance The president is always portrayed as a total idiot, and there s a certain reassuring satisfaction in having that confirmed Apparent What a contrast that was with Woodward s book Instead of high level leaks and national security, Wolff s Siege is just pure gossip.And that makes for an entertaining read The guy does know how to write There s Karen Pence drama, Giuliani s drinking, and behind the scenes family scuffles at Fox News.For the most part, this book is comfort food for the resistance The president is always portrayed as a total idiot, and there s a certain reassuring satisfaction in having that confirmed Apparently, absolutely everyone around him thinks he is the absolute worst Even when criticizing the left and quoting Bannon and there is so much Bannon , the overarching theme is still that the president is dumb as shit Another overarching theme is how all the people in his circle are constantly trying to steer and manipulate the highest office in the land, with endless distractions and strategies and theorizing what makes that infamous reality show host tick And the reason they work so hard is, of course, so that they can save their careers That s about it when it comes to making the government go round It gets very disturbing to hear about how all these people seem to be in it only for themselves Very seldomly do any of his inept kids or cohorts worry about what s best for the country and for the world More often they totally admit how unethical and often illegal the whole operation is, and yet they must try their best to win Because it s their team, or something This goes most for Bannon, who is basically the co writer of this book He goes on and on and on about how stupid and insane his chosen president is, but that s okay because he s fighting the so called establishment But after all those thousands of words, Bannon never truly tries to explain exactly how his movement would make citizens lives better in any way He fights hard to win, and the question of why is never addressed The furthest Bannon seems to be able to think is that he s against third world immigrants, and he s against China Oh, and the bad thing about democrats is that they only care about people in the margins Again, it is not addressed what people at all his party cares about The conclusion is that the new far right is only against things, and for nothing.What horrible people Then the book ends on an anti climatic note, due to the disappointment of the Mueller Report as we all know Wolff certainly assumes the inevitability of the coming downfall, there s no question as far as this author and all his sources are concerned I most definitely do hope so myself But without a proper ending for the book, as much as it s worth reading as a Fire and Fury sequel, it simply doesn t feel like it has a proper ending.No doubt there will be at least a third in the trilogy, and many will want to read and analyze the historical trainwreck of it all For this reader, however, I am left wondering why it is I keep coming back to these shitty Tr mp books flag 12 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Mavra Chang Reading this a year year and a half after the events narrated, the author really did over estimate how the Democrats would deal with Trump Jul 25, 2019 06 06PM Bella Mannaro To be fair, this wasn t Woodward s first rodeo on this topic and it s anti climatic because we haven t gotten to the end of this ride yet 8 hours, 28 min ago Jun 05, 2019 Lois rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves non fiction, audio book, u s history, politics, books i read in 2019 Not as informative as Fire and Fury This is mostly high class gossip.Chump is Putin s bitch Not as informative as Fire and Fury This is mostly high class gossip.Chump is Putin s bitch flag 11 likesLike see review Jun 07, 2019 Chris Esposo rated it it was ok review of another edition Have you watched the news on a semi regular basis over the past 2 years Have you ever read the president s tweets And lastly, are you modestly intelligent and can make simple inferences based on what you watch, read, and listen to If the answer to all those questions is yes, then 95% of the information in this book will either already be known to you, or you will have guessed it as much.What of the other 1 20 bits of data found in this book that may be new Wondered what Trump affiliated lawy Have you watched the news on a semi regular basis over the past 2 years Have you ever read the president s tweets And lastly, are you modestly intelligent and can make simple inferences based on what you watch, read, and listen to If the answer to all those questions is yes, then 95% of the information in this book will either already be known to you, or you will have guessed it as much.What of the other 1 20 bits of data found in this book that may be new Wondered what Trump affiliated lawyer Sam Nunberg was doing prior to his bizarre, incoherent, history making 8 interviews in one day, shattering the previous Full Ginsberg daily record of 4 news interviews during the Clinton Lewinsky affair Hint Snorting copious lines of coke off of a female prostitutes body part, at least according to Steve Bannon.Did I want to know that No Could I have guessed it from Sam Nunberg bug eyed performance during his interviews that day Probably Is this really important to get to the bottom of the whole mess that is the current administration Possibly.The above actually accentuate the issues with the book Like the previous book Fire and Fury , this book s value to the well informed reader is that adds much color to what may be going on in the background of the current administration I write may because, like the previous text, it is highly suspected by many readers of both of Wolff s books that the primary and possibly sole source for most of this book is, in fact, Steve Bannon, who is an unreliable conveyor of information at best In fact, you can see Wolff in the background hanging out with Bannon during the November 2018 election night events in a scene from Allison Klayman s recently released an acclaimed documentary on Bannon, The Brink , which followed Bannon contemporaneously in the same time period as Siege.The portrait we get of Trump is not at all dissimilar to what is apparent from his public performance, an extremely self centered individual, who has little patience to read his briefings or study issues, has bigoted mentalities, frustrates everyone that works for him, and has very little capacity to engage in long term or strategic thinking, leading to poor decision making that diminishes US economic and political standing vis a vis other nations.What else is there According to Wolff, Trump has claimed an encounter with Nicki Haley, to leverage a Clintononian terminology for the act in question Wolff suggests this is just bluster and probably not true Though, according to Wolff Trump has engaged in similar activity with subordinates when he was a businessman Other less salacious notes include the way his son in law has come to be the man in the wall of US diplomacy, and how he has performed or not performed to the task How Trump s habit of blaming his subordinates for all failings in his leadership provokes animus against him from his administration, Trump s habit of eating bologna, his fear of going to jail which has recently flared up in public during his D Day 75th anniversary travels to Europe , and other similar things.Yet again, none of this will be a surprise to anyone who even just passively follows the news At best, this book validates what one observes At worst, it fills in details with tabloid rumors.Not to say that the story Wolff has written isn t entertaining There s much hilarity in this book, in a The Wolf of Wall Street kind of way These books will make Wolf spectacularly rich one day when they re optioned and turned into a biopic dark comedy Assuming the remainder of the Trump years doesn t end up being profoundly tragic because of errors made by the administration on the world stage.Unless you can get this book in a severe discount or free one can probably hold off on it If you re entertained by reading about a three stooges like a team of grifters, a sort of anti Ocean s 11 and have nothing to read, it may be a decent pickup I d suggest you could get 90% of the same effect by just watching Steven Colbert s Our Cartoon President flag 9 likesLike see review Jun 05, 2019 Carla Bayha rated it it was amazing I made it through Chapter 13 Trump and Putin Helsinki, oh my , and then my hay feverish eyes gave out for the day For understanding Trump and his crazy train, this is better than Wolff s earlier book or Woodward s, or Comey s In the first 12 chapters at least, Wolff has surfaced forgotten stories, and given new information on the Pences, Guiliani, McConnell, and the Trump family With one of the most respected editors in the book business and a squad of fact checkers, I haven t even foun I made it through Chapter 13 Trump and Putin Helsinki, oh my , and then my hay feverish eyes gave out for the day For understanding Trump and his crazy train, this is better than Wolff s earlier book or Woodward s, or Comey s In the first 12 chapters at least, Wolff has surfaced forgotten stories, and given new information on the Pences, Guiliani, McConnell, and the Trump family With one of the most respected editors in the book business and a squad of fact checkers, I haven t even found a typo yet Don t let the news media investment in other stories this week, keep you from reading this book I can t wait to go back to it flag 9 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 27, 2019 Louise rated it it was amazing Shelves us politics I didn t finish Robert Woodward s Fear Trump in the White House because it read like a string of anecdotes In contrast, Michael Wolff s earlier book Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House gave a cohesive portrait of the Trump administration s culture While he is not embedded, in Siege , Wolff further perfects the Woodward genre The Introduction gives a portrait of Trump that holds throughout The chapters are topical most of them named for people but expand.There is a lot here th I didn t finish Robert Woodward s Fear Trump in the White House because it read like a string of anecdotes In contrast, Michael Wolff s earlier book Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House gave a cohesive portrait of the Trump administration s culture While he is not embedded, in Siege , Wolff further perfects the Woodward genre The Introduction gives a portrait of Trump that holds throughout The chapters are topical most of them named for people but expand.There is a lot here than you get in the news Some of it is substantive such as a Republican near mutiny following Helsinki and some of it humorous such as staff takes on what Putin said to Trump to make him look so defeated The press would have you believe that Trump wanted Brett Kavanaugh on the bench, but Wolff is clear that Trump wanted his own justice which is both humorous I know about attorneys, I ve been firing attorneys for years and serious, he wants someone who owes him not one from the Federalist Society.Wolff s background speculation fills in the blanks, such as with both Trump and Stormy Daniels having reasons to keep their story private, after all these years and her objections, why was she paid off Wolff poses a Michael Cohen fix where he can skim off the top Wolfe gives the obvious answer about Guilani that you will not find in the news he drinks.FF seemed to be Wolff ghost writing for Steve Bannon this new book is still heavy on Bannon, but the Wolff voice comes through An example is the chapter on Manafort which begins For Bannon, Manafort had long been an incomprehensible and comic presence a quintessential Trump sort of character, useful and amusing to Trump as well as a potential mortal threat to him It goes on to say how Bannon and Manafort met and the times they interfaced The parts on Manafort s connections to Derpaska to Putin, his trial and pardon vs witness strategies seem to be Wolff.Wolff, the author of The Man Who Owns the News Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch seems to be the voice of the chapter Hannity which is a deeper look at Fox News Never the Woodward style stenographer Wolfe s ties Roger Ailes warning that the network should guard against being the administration s mouthpiece to the current situation where the 3 Fox talking head anchors have acknowledged that if Trump goes down, they go with him This chapter includes the channel s impact on the Murdock family All the Murdock s dislike Trump Rupert can t get him off the phone fast enough the divisive issue is the money the channel brings in.There is some interesting color on Nikki Halley and the timing of her resignation You see the fragile position of Ivanka and Jared You also see Henry Kissinger attempting to benefit from Jared s position and lack of preparation for it Mitch McConnell is shown to know how to play Trump and seek cover The final chapter The Report has a portrait of Robert Muller that would never appear in the main stream media Either Wolff or Bannon, or both, see him not as a by the book Marine but as a cautious, indecisive bureaucrat Very little is said of Robert Barr This is a must read for political junkies who have surely already read it or for those who are reasonably informed who want a interpretive and most likely realistic portrait of what is going on than you can get in news produced for a mass market flag 8 likesLike see review Jul 09, 2019 Doug rated it really liked it Even though I found Wolff s first 45 tome, Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House, extremely informative and fascinating, the daily barrage of garbage coming out of the current administration had wearied me to such a point I despaired of tackling this sequel but am glad I rallied Like the first book, it is both compulsively readable, gossipy yet poorly copy edited and largely composed of material any savvy follower of politics either already knew or suspected This volume, much Even though I found Wolff s first 45 tome, Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House, extremely informative and fascinating, the daily barrage of garbage coming out of the current administration had wearied me to such a point I despaired of tackling this sequel but am glad I rallied Like the first book, it is both compulsively readable, gossipy yet poorly copy edited and largely composed of material any savvy follower of politics either already knew or suspected This volume, much so than F F, is clearly indebted to the revelations of Steve Bannon who even gets a full page thank you in the acknowledgements for his efforts As such, it is colored tainted by his viewpoint, which doesn t necessarily invalidate any of it And as with volume 1, one must take a lot of this insider info with a large grain of salt but even if only 50% were strictly accurate and I d say the real figure is northwards of 90% that is than enough to rattle one to just how far the USA has sunk in the past two years under this tragicomic figure And there ARE revelations here that I didn t know, and just following the timeline once again of the continual degradation of the position sobers one to how important it is to get this woefully inadequate and dangerous man out of the WH and hopefully behind bars where he belongs One thing that was a bit frustrating is that during publicity for book 1, Wolff stated he was 100% sure Mango Mussolini was having an ongoing affair and that if one perused the final chapters you could discern who that individual was I figured from the clues it was most likely Nikki Haley, or maybe Hope Hicks Although Wolff casually drops in many instances of 45 s continual sexual harassment of various women and states that The Russian Asset told numerous pals that Haley had provided him with a BJ there is nothing hinting at anything ongoing here As I finished this the day after the arrest of close pal and fellow pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, perhaps if the allegations against 45 prove true, then that might FINALLY spell the end of this nightmare flag 8 likesLike see review Jun 28, 2019 Susan rated it liked it review of another edition Recommends it for Political junkies Shelves politics, non fiction I think I m suffering from Trump fatigue I found that I couldn t immerse myself in this second book by Michael Wolff about Donald Trump like I did when I read his first book This time around I found myself easily distracted by other things than reading, which isn t a good sign Of course, I know how the story ends so farI did find it interesting that apparently no one who works for Trump can stand him Wolff claims that Kelly Ann Conway can t stand him even though she keeps standing up for I think I m suffering from Trump fatigue I found that I couldn t immerse myself in this second book by Michael Wolff about Donald Trump like I did when I read his first book This time around I found myself easily distracted by other things than reading, which isn t a good sign Of course, I know how the story ends so farI did find it interesting that apparently no one who works for Trump can stand him Wolff claims that Kelly Ann Conway can t stand him even though she keeps standing up for him to the media I guess that s why she and George haven t divorced yet.Worth a read, but check it out from the library flag 8 likesLike see review Jun 06, 2019 Susan the other Susan added it Shelves not my president, big dumb thug, non fiction, enough, audiobook yes, all the presidents sycophants, dnfed because i just cant DNF because I read a spoiler The President is a knuckle dragging, Nazi loving asshole flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 04, 2019 Misfit rated it really liked it review of another edition So, if only 1 2 or 1 4 of the facts stated in this book are really true be afraid, be very afraid Yikes flag 6 likesLike see review Jun 10, 2019 Tom Walsh rated it liked it Interesting, but not for the reasons you think I assumed that in this book Wolff would follow the same furrow of tabloid gossip he plowed in Fire Fury The tidbits of gossip are scattered throughout the work but it s really a very different expos The Resistance can find plenty of evidence of Trump s madness, stupidity and greed uncovered during his two years The Administration is shown to be as chaotic as expected and filled with even liars, thieves and fools than we thought Whet Interesting, but not for the reasons you think I assumed that in this book Wolff would follow the same furrow of tabloid gossip he plowed in Fire Fury The tidbits of gossip are scattered throughout the work but it s really a very different expos The Resistance can find plenty of evidence of Trump s madness, stupidity and greed uncovered during his two years The Administration is shown to be as chaotic as expected and filled with even liars, thieves and fools than we thought Whether Wolff s sources are completely accurate or accurately quoted or not, the reader can taste the Special Sauce and Aroma of Trumpworld.But the essence of Siege is elsewhere The title itself is a distraction This book was dictated by Steve Bannon Every page is filled with Bannon s take on each event and decision of the first two years and Bannon s take is almost never positive Trump is nothing but a tool for Bannon s Populist Vision of Armageddon Trump s greed, duplicity, narcissism and stupidity was ruining his Dream and he is vicious in his anger and frustration This is the real value of the book Not the crazy quotes and revelations of insecurity, fear and lust but rather a peek inside the fearsome Bannon Worldview Americans should understand this view and fear it As we should have come to understand since 2015, Trump is only a distraction, a batshit crazy, narcissistic sociopathic distraction, but a distraction nonetheless He s not the greatest danger The Destruction of Liberal Democracy of the type planned by Bannon is the greater peril flag 4 likesLike see review Jun 14, 2019 Marco G rated it it was amazing Could not put this book down That is about as good a sign as I can give for how much I enjoyed a book It is probably not for everyone It is a book that contributes to the partisan nature of politicks of today Lots of quotes but no named sources Will it be a political classic a la Bob Woodward s work I don t know But it is a really interesting chronological encapsulation of the two years of Trumps presidency And it is dark, purulent and depressing It ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, so I Could not put this book down That is about as good a sign as I can give for how much I enjoyed a book It is probably not for everyone It is a book that contributes to the partisan nature of politicks of today Lots of quotes but no named sources Will it be a political classic a la Bob Woodward s work I don t know But it is a really interesting chronological encapsulation of the two years of Trumps presidency And it is dark, purulent and depressing It ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, so I am 100% sure we will get another book from this author in a year or so Wolff has this ability to hit you with a lot of info in an easy to digest way Honestly, this tome is never boring, and had me engaged the entire time If you are a political wonk you will enjoy this book flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 23, 2019 Mary rated it liked it Shelves mendacity, politics, biography, presidency, usa, washington dc, trump I enjoy Michael Wolff s books and articles but I know he has credibility issues Siege may as well have been written by Steve Bannon But I do think Bannon provides color and some accurate descriptions of Trump Problem is, Bannon has an agenda and I can t discern truth from fiction in his telling of the Trump saga Boring and modest he is not Bannon claims he was still able to influence and manipulate Trump after he was fired through Hannity, among others Trump is his weapon against the e I enjoy Michael Wolff s books and articles but I know he has credibility issues Siege may as well have been written by Steve Bannon But I do think Bannon provides color and some accurate descriptions of Trump Problem is, Bannon has an agenda and I can t discern truth from fiction in his telling of the Trump saga Boring and modest he is not Bannon claims he was still able to influence and manipulate Trump after he was fired through Hannity, among others Trump is his weapon against the establishment elites Seems like Wolff spoke with someone on Mueller s team, or with a go between The leaks seem credible about how Mueller disappointed his team with his uncertainty and institutionalism They mostly wanted to go after Trump but Mueller was VERY conservative They supposedly drew up indictments for Trump but didn t go through with them OTOH, Mueller was divvying up evidence of other possible crimes and sending it out to other jurisdictions, all of which were eager to be part of the hunt Wolff also claims it was Barr who determined when to request the Mueller report, that it had been ready earlier than it was sent to DoJ Wolff also claims that Pelosi knows than we do and she s waiting for Trump to destroy himself He quotes a sound engineer from The Apprentice on Trump groping women and getting them up to his room Mark Burnett and MGM are protecting Trump by hiding Apprentice outtakes Wolff seems to have spoken with a few of Trump s after dinner phone buddies like Robert Kraft Wolff suggests that the Trump Org and his family are FBI targets Everybody knows he s in very poor mental health People on Trump s team worry about him using the pardon to obstruct justice Firing Comey could be considered obstruction Trump s resilience perhaps his most underestimated quality Wolff suggests Putin told Trump about the kompromat he has on him during their infamous tete a tete in Helsinki Many of Trump s friends think Putin has his college transcripts of D grades, proof of his stupidity which would embarrass him much than a sex tape I think Jeffry Epstein has something on him and raping minors, the 14 year old models Wolff credits Henry Kissinger with realizing that Jared Kushner was a blank slate ripe for manipulation Kushner strikes me as someone who would collude with foreign governments and individuals to get Trump elected and to get loans and investments for his family firm He seems to think he s way accomplished and intelligent than he actually is A danger to our country.I found some mistakes such as Wolff s claim that Trump had John Brennan s security clearance revoked Trump threatened to revoke without following through If I, as an amateur and casual observer, know that, I wonder what other mistakes and misinfo is in this book flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 06, 2019 Chris Sosa rated it liked it Let s start with the good Siege Trump Under Fire has less of a draft manuscript feel than Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House I didn t catch overt glaring factual errors akin to the NSC mix up in Fury And the book is a lot of fun, mixing a tabloid style with a reporter s eye Siege also benefits from Michael Wolff s confounding level of continued access to Trump World players That anyone with even a passing connection to Trumpism would want a thing to do with Wolff followi Let s start with the good Siege Trump Under Fire has less of a draft manuscript feel than Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House I didn t catch overt glaring factual errors akin to the NSC mix up in Fury And the book is a lot of fun, mixing a tabloid style with a reporter s eye Siege also benefits from Michael Wolff s confounding level of continued access to Trump World players That anyone with even a passing connection to Trumpism would want a thing to do with Wolff following his last book is a testament to how reviled and disrespected the president is among his own political sect Perhaps accurately, Trump s political supporters view him as such a personal liability that they re already in the market for a stable standard bearer.Unfortunately, through no real fault of the author s, Siege isn t essential in the way Fire and Fury was Trump s initially shocking behaviors are so well documented by now that they ve become an accepted fact of daily life among the populace The backstabbing of his confidantes is so commonplace that their searing commentary is no longer a bombshell Trump s demonstrated lack of knowledge is on such public display that Wolff can provide no significant new understanding We know Trump, and we know his world Siege is a solid read for those who want to be in on the political gossip But don t expect than Wolff can deliver flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 08, 2019 Robert P Hoffman rated it it was ok Some observations.First, I should but I cannot resist these books, it is like crack cocaine Second, Wolff is an excellent writer, capable of telling compelling stories.Third, no one should place any credence on anything Wolff says Reviewers have noted the many mistakes he has made I think the stories he tells about what Trump said or did are plausible but completely untrustworthy.Fourth, it remains astonishing that Trump has survived all that he has survived It is easy to forget all the thin Some observations.First, I should but I cannot resist these books, it is like crack cocaine Second, Wolff is an excellent writer, capable of telling compelling stories.Third, no one should place any credence on anything Wolff says Reviewers have noted the many mistakes he has made I think the stories he tells about what Trump said or did are plausible but completely untrustworthy.Fourth, it remains astonishing that Trump has survived all that he has survived It is easy to forget all the things that Trump did that were so appalling, so worthy of condemnation, so revealing of the complete zero that he is But he is still standing True, his popularity is low, much lower than it should be given the state of the economy But Wolff has so many stories where people thought this is the end of his presidency he can t survive this If this happens he is through That has been the theme of the shows on CNN and MSNBC Almost every day and night there is another story about how awful Trump is all true and how this will now be the end of his Presidency not true, so far.Fifth, it is clear that Bannon might as well have written this book He is one of the only people quoted and his view of the world is given ample and respectful attention Wolff is quite critical of Woodward s book It reads almost that Wolff is not happy that someone would be willing to put together many sources that criticized Trump More to the point, Wolff argues that Woodward s book represents the establishment fighting back and it is not surprising that since Bannon opposes the establishment that Wolff would then criticize Woodward.Sixth, it certainly does seem that Trump has no respect for anyone and is loyal to no one.Seventh, it is also clear that Trump has surrounded himself with the biggest group of incompetents ever assembled That is to a large degree why there was no collusion with the Russians, the people were too incompetent to know how to collude.Eight, I do believe that many of us put too much stock in the belief that the Mueller report would be the end of Trump s administration And now the response has been to turn on Mueller, to suggest that he faltered, that, as Wolff states, he acted like Hamlet All that is unfair Mueller had a clear charge to investigate charges of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians When he uncovered other possible crimes he referred them to other prosecutors Also, he did not occupy the position that Ken Star occupied Mueller was a Special Counsel and Starr was a Special Prosecutor Starr had much greater independence than Mueller Mueller did what he was instructed to do and to have done would have been to exceed his authority People who want to see the end of Trump, and I am certainly among them, must stop hoping for some outside force to accomplish this and must work to elect a Democratic President and remove this national embarrassment from the Oval Office flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 17, 2019 Pam Cipkowski rated it really liked it Michael Wolff continues where he left off with Fire and Fury, his first expose into the disastrous comic opera that is Donald Trump s white house Siege details Trump s second year in office, with jaw dropping details about the pathetic goings on at the top levels of our government during this administration Wolff had an eager whisperer throughout this installment in the form of the ostracized Steve Bannon, who provided him with much of the bathroom fodder detailed here, so you have to tak Michael Wolff continues where he left off with Fire and Fury, his first expose into the disastrous comic opera that is Donald Trump s white house Siege details Trump s second year in office, with jaw dropping details about the pathetic goings on at the top levels of our government during this administration Wolff had an eager whisperer throughout this installment in the form of the ostracized Steve Bannon, who provided him with much of the bathroom fodder detailed here, so you have to take a lot of it with a grain of salt We ve heard a lot of this before, but there are some little surprises thrown in here and there that you might not have known about, which keeps it interesting And Wolff tells it with such biting wit and humor that it s hard not to laugh along as you view the whole stinking mess Wolff s aim is to show the emotional rather than the political state of Trump s presidency, and he perfectly captures in his genie bottle what he describes as his train wreck fascination with Trump and let s it out for us all to stare blankly and unbelievingly at together with him Bannon s constant presence is annoying, but he was there to see all the carnage Will there be a third volume to come flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 13, 2019 Jason rated it did not like it review of another edition Too much Steve Bannon, full of his monologues and crazy theories Trump Under Fire as told by Steve Bannon from his hotel room watching Trump on TV flag 3 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jun 03, 2019 Jill Meyer rated it it was amazing Author Michael Wolff s newest book in his Donald Trump series, is called Siege Trump Under Fire It is basically the story of President Trump s second year in office, beginning February 1, 2017 Wolff s first book, Fire and Fury was the accounting of Trump s campaign and first year in office And as with the first book, if you re a Donald Trump fan, you won t like the second.A book review on is supposed to focus less on the material than on the writing style and impact the book can m Author Michael Wolff s newest book in his Donald Trump series, is called Siege Trump Under Fire It is basically the story of President Trump s second year in office, beginning February 1, 2017 Wolff s first book, Fire and Fury was the accounting of Trump s campaign and first year in office And as with the first book, if you re a Donald Trump fan, you won t like the second.A book review on is supposed to focus less on the material than on the writing style and impact the book can make on those who read it I received an early copy of the book, and it really is quite interesting As a work of non fiction, I can only hope that Michael Wolff is right in both his facts and his interpretation of those facts He s already been called out on some basic facts about the Mueller Report his critics say Wolff couldn t have possibly known that Certainly the Mueller Report is covered as much as possible in Wolff s book But what about the others mentioned in the book For instance, while Michael Wolff tries to name names and square the circles, he never really states what Hope Hicks did for Trump Hints are put out, but they re really too thin to discern the truth from.Among the others who riding around in Trump s orbit are Putin, Paul Manafort and his growing legal woes , Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain, who, even in death managed to bedevil Donald Trump A few members from the cast of Trump The First Year are back in Siege , including Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Michael Flynn, and Rex Tillerson, among them But Year Two and Book Two are as interesting as Year One and Book One Fans of President Trump are going to accuse Michael Wolff and me of writing fake news , but I really think Michael Wolff has a pretty good read on the second year of the Trump Administration flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 11, 2019 Thomas R rated it really liked it This book is a must read for everyone, it highlights how Trump and his Administration are crushing our Democracy It explains why There was a Government shutdown, it explains the World wide Right Wing power play Wolff had people in The Trump Administration telling him things that they hoped would stop Trump from hurting our country It explains why there has been so much turmoil and why so many people leave the Administration It is very timely because it explains the Mueller Report and why the This book is a must read for everyone, it highlights how Trump and his Administration are crushing our Democracy It explains why There was a Government shutdown, it explains the World wide Right Wing power play Wolff had people in The Trump Administration telling him things that they hoped would stop Trump from hurting our country It explains why there has been so much turmoil and why so many people leave the Administration It is very timely because it explains the Mueller Report and why there was No Smoking Gun It quotes Steve Bannon as saying Never send a a Marine to do a Hitman s job It explains in detail the type of man Trump is and the power and influence Jared and Invanka have Sadly it points out how people in the Trump Administration Jared Kushner was complicit in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi The book highlights The Partnership between Fox News Sean Hannity and Trump Bannon calls Hannity about The Wall Hannity makes a statement on his TV show about the Wall, the next day Trump repeats it Very scary times flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 08, 2019 Jane Porter rated it it was amazing review of another edition 22 months to grill a nothing burger Great writing, interesting sources Really enjoy Wolff s style of writing Can recommend for anyone into WH and partisan politics, in addition to Fire and Fury flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 21, 2019 Megan ONeill rated it really liked it Honestly, it s probably only a 2.5 star book as far as writing and content because it s certainly not groundbreaking or telling anyone anything they don t already know about the utter circus that is the 45th Administration , but it s getting 4 just because it pleases me to know that it would irritate 45 Insert shrug emoji here flag 3 likesLike see review Jun 06, 2019 Beth rated it it was ok The book is a flashback of the Trump White House events from Feb 2018 at the outset of Trump s 2nd year and closing with the release of the Mueller report It s like reliving that nightmare, but now in this book, we have the perspective and comments of Steve Bannon The book paints an even treacherous view than what I thought was possible But it also provides little gossipy tidbits to lighten the mood, like how Paul Manafort liked watching multiple men have sex with his wife, or that Steve The book is a flashback of the Trump White House events from Feb 2018 at the outset of Trump s 2nd year and closing with the release of the Mueller report It s like reliving that nightmare, but now in this book, we have the perspective and comments of Steve Bannon The book paints an even treacherous view than what I thought was possible But it also provides little gossipy tidbits to lighten the mood, like how Paul Manafort liked watching multiple men have sex with his wife, or that Steve Jobs wife is a big fan of Steve Bannon, or the reason why Attorney General Barr took this gig was because he expects millions if he satisfies the Republicans and donors he expects a big payday These kind of gossipy nuggets help propel the reader to continue through the muck in this story of the Trump presidency In this walk down memory lane, I found myself viewing the swamp become a complete cesspool Much of the book is based on Steve Bannon s interpretation of these events and this means they have his filter and perspective, which is rather slanted But the epilogue seems to sum the current state of affairs rather well It drains any hope from the Mueller report to the new reality Never send a marine to do a hitman s job And so it seems we are still stuck in that cesspool, but at least will be entertained flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 18, 2019 Fred Klein rated it really liked it This book is mostly for entertainment If you are a Trump hater, like me, you can laugh about how inept he and his colleagues are The book is not as useful to answer the question how having this clown as president is hurting us in the long term You have to go elsewhere for that.But if you hate Trump, it s a quick read and you ll feel justified and amused flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 30, 2019 Nathan rated it did not like it This guy is so full of shit He no longer has access to the White House yet we are expected to believe he knows what went on and is going on in it flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 16, 2019 Mike Zickar rated it it was amazing Shelves politics Brilliant and depressing and of course not surprising Trump is crazy and Wolff is masterful in getting people to talk with him and in terms of psychological insight into this disaster in our country s history flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 24, 2019 Rita Meade rated it liked it Shelves non fiction, audiobook Ugh flag 2 likesLike see review View 2 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Politics 81 users Nonfiction 58 users History 15 users See top shelves About Michael Wolff Michael Wolff 293 followers Michael Wolff is an American author, essayist, and journalist, and a regular columnist and contributor to USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and the UK edition of GQ He has received two National Magazine Awards, a Mirror Award, and has authored seven books, including Burn Rate 1998 about his own dot com company, and The Man Who Owns the News 2008 , a biography of Rupert Murdoch He co founded Michael Wolff is an American author, essayist, and journalist, and a regular columnist and contributor to USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, and the UK edition of GQ He has received two National Magazine Awards, a Mirror Award, and has authored seven books, including Burn Rate 1998 about his own dot com company, and The Man Who Owns the News 2008 , a biography of Rupert Murdoch He co founded the news aggregation website Newser and is a former editor of Adweek.In January 2018, Wolff s book Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House was published, containing unflattering descriptions of behavior by U.S President Donald Trump, chaotic interactions among the White House senior staff, and derogatory comments about the Trump family by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Books by Michael Wolff More Trivia About Siege Trump Unde No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Siege Trump Unde Trump s key supporters worked for him because nobody else would have them 1 likes By Sunday evening, a feeling perhaps most reminiscent of election night 2016, desolate and confounded, spread through the mainstream media, the liberal establishment, and among all those who were confident that they had surrounded Donald Trump and left him nowhere to run This was and there could hardly be any better illustration defeat snatched from the jaws of victory 1 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 458, 688, 585, 214, 157 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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