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A bombshell book, ‘Fire and Fury’ isn’t out until Jan. 9 but excerpts released Wednesday have created a firestorm in the White House — and around the country. From inner-circle sources, author Michael Wolff reveals that Trump never expected to actually be elected to President, that most of his staff question his intelligence (Secretary of State Rex Tillerson infamously reportedly called Trump a “moron” last year), and many other tantalizing nuggets.

“For (Treasury Secretary) Steve Mnuchin and (former Trump White House chief of staff) Reince Priebus, the president was an ‘idiot.’ For (former Goldman Sachs exec) Gary Cohn, he was ‘dumb as sh-t.’ For (National Security Adviser) H.R. McMaster he was a ‘dope.’ The list went on,” Wolff said.

 

Reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with current and former Trump confidants and staff, “Fire and Fury” describe the President  as ‘a fame-hungry dilettante wholly uninterested in the complexities of his job.’

But the most inflammatory claim comes from Steve Bannon, who also t Wolff he expected investigators in the Russia probe to “crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV.” Bannon also goes on to claim that Don Jr. had taken the Russian lawyer up to the 26th floor of Trump Tower to meet his father.

Meanwhile, back at the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the book as a work of fiction “filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access of influence with the White House.”

Author Michael Wolff