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18 January, 2018, 14:24 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • Everyone around Trump thinks he's a charlatan a fool an idiot and someone ultimately not capable of functioning in this job' Wolff said

Author Michael Wolff's pitch to the White House to win cooperation for his book included a working title that signaled a sympathetic view, a counter-narrative to a slew of negative news stories early in Donald Trump's presidency. Wolff will executive produce alongside BBC and Channel 4 vet Michael Jackson.

Former chief strategist Steve Bannon was responsible for waiving in Wolff 95 percent of the time, White House spokeswoman Sarah Hucakbee Sanders has claimed, and the author otherwise had limited interactions with staff.

Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is reportedly being eyed for adaptation as a television series.

Fire and Fury: Bannon described the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Jr, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as "treasonous", "unpatriotic" and "bad shit".

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It's not a surprise that Hollywood has come knocking for a sweet, sweet taste of this unfolding drama, because Fire and Fury is without a doubt the year's biggest publishing sensation to date, nonfiction or otherwise.

The massive deal is said to be in the seven-figure range.

It remains to be seen whether Trump, who loves TV, will react to the news of a possible series with as much ire as he directed at the book.

Networks will soon have the opportunity to bid on the project, which will be executive produced by Wolff.

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Wolff recounts a number of revealing confessions and anecdotes in the book, many of which are critical of Trump, his behavior, habits, and quirks.

Wolff responded: "Not only is he helping me sell books, but he's helping me prove the point of the book".

The president himself has condemned the book. "I absolutely spoke to the president", the non-fiction writer stated. The publisher also sold hundreds of thousands of copies in audiobook and e-book forms. In the first week, they reported more than 1.4 million hardcover copies on order and 700,000 copies shipped.

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