Fire And Fury

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  1. Chrissy Cross

    Chrissy Cross Veteran Member
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    Does anybody know the author and how believable he is? Ive seen some of the things that he writes and it's all sensationalism in my opinion. Probably a little truth in it but exaggerated.

    So what if he doesn't sleep in the same room as Melania...I don't get that, my husband snored so badly I couldn't sleep with him...didn't mean I didn't love him.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5239309/New-book-calls-Trump-chronically-unfaithful.html

    I don't understand how this works in biographies....does he have to prove everything he wrote or can anybody write a book about you based on lies?

    Just wondering...
     
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    It seems anyone can say anything now days as long as it's not the truth! :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Ken Anderson

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    Probably a mixture of truth, lies, and things taken out of context.
     
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    Yep, also a lot of rehashing of old stories.
     
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    There's definitely truth there, its obvious when you see Mr. Trump in interview situations
    I've also never seen before a President at his desk surrounded by admirers that applaud him
    or, is that usual ............
    The book will have little impact anyway, we should go by what we see and hear from the man himself
    as we do with everyone
     
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  6. Ken Anderson

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    These are things that were said about the author, not necessarily pertaining to this particular book, although my wife told me that even the New York Times had panned his book as including stuff that was less than factual.

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  7. Chrissy Cross

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    Also and I really hate to say this but he is UGLY. :)
     
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    Creepy even ............. :p
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    There is always varied opinions about an author when he writes about a controversial figure. When it's a political figure some will criticize the work, some will praise it. I haven't read this book but I would have except I wouldn't pay the price.

    Left me say I am glad someone else sees Trump as I do. Wh,en I hear a passage quoted, I feel a thrill so that makes me feel the author, for the most part is right on. I know Trumps's supporters will disagree but that's what they are supposed to do. I will read the book one of these and I'm sure it will reinforce my core belief about this President. I welcome its publication.
     
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    There's no reason to buy the book, it's just stuff that's been in the media already...rehashed. I see him as just someone out to make a lot of money knowing that all the Trump haters will buy his book.

    He acts like there is something new and earth shattering in it...I doubt it.

    If he wrote a book and for every statement he made he disclosed the source and it was legit than I would buy it and
    Not care how much it cost.

    All these books are the same, Ive never read any of the unofficial biographies because there's nothing new in them.

    And I'm a moderate....to me the far right is just as crazy as the far left.
     
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    Also, it's been a year and nothing really horrible has happened ...at least not in my life.

    I also think if less time was spent on trying to make a big deal out of every trivial stupid thing he said a lot more could have been accomplished.

    Yes, he does say trivial stupid things...

    But I really don't care if he sleeps in the same room with Melania or not and definitely don't care about his hair.

    He may not be a genius but he's not an idiot either ...he wouldn't have gotten as far as he did in life.

    Yet, the supposedly smart media spends so much time on the stupid man's hair....who's really the stupid one??

    Also, look at all the people in Hollywood who tweeted negative things about him...most are on the sexual Predator list.
    And that's a fact....rant over. :)
     
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  12. Patsy Faye

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    I agree with you Chrissy on the media - waste of time and energy
    Mr. Trump was left a lot of money and he continued to build, the problem was he spent the money like water
    on yachts, gold this gold that - frittered the lot away. The poor men that 'worked' for him, building these places
    got absolutely no pay for their labour.
    Then someone hit on the idea of the American public buying shares in Trump and hey presto, he's back !
    But still no pay for the workers. Then of course the TV show.
    Not impressed so far but - fully understand why he was elected
    No we don't need the media or a book just look at the man that claims its all 'fake news' including of course
    the fake news he gives us, where he only quotes 'half' a quote to make a 'fake' point - it is all laughable and sometimes
    entertaining but beyond all that is the important bit, that he 'does' do a good job for you - that's all that matters
     
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    He's really no better or worse than anybody else in Politics.
     
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    True !!
     
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  15. Bill Boggs

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    I disagree. Almost any republican political figure one can name would have made a better president. I wanted Romney but he chose not to run again. Trump is so incompetent in so many ways, of course in my opinion. A country needs a stable government and a stable individual at its head. Right now itg has neither.
     
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    I disagree... I didn't care for any of the other candidates and I certainly didn't care for Hillary so I guess I voted Trump by default.

    There really is no right or wrong...
     
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    The contradictions are priceless. On the one hand, we are supposed to believe that Trump didn't really want to win the election, but was interested only in building his brand. On the other, we're supposed to believe that he colluded with the Russians in order to win. Well, it can't be both.
     
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    People look at Trump, watch him, listen to him and draw different conclusions. We hope he's reelected or defeated. We're all sold on what we believe. That's what makes horse races and elections. When he was elected I thought he could go either way; he was once a democrat after all. I was wrong. I don't see much difference in personality between Trump and the N. Korean leader. Trumpis merely handicapped a little by our laws or we might think them twins. Of course the haircut is different. Three more years and we get another opportunity to escape this wannabe dictator.
     
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    He's no worse or better than any other president in my opinion. I think the media has pushed him to be like he is now.

    I don't remember him being hated when he was on The Apprentice...he is the same man now as he was then.

    Yes, he says some stupid things but how about the people that comment on his hair and the size of his hands etc....class acts...NOT.
     
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    The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump's presidency acknowledged in an author's note that he wasn't certain all of its content was true. Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.
    Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.
    But some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing's workings, in a process Wolff describes as "allowing the reader to judge" whether the sources' claims are true.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/micha...ll-true-2018-1
     
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    I don't like Trump but I can think of too many other books I'd prefer to read than this. Will not be buying or reading.
     
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    Guess you're right, Kitty. After Shirley's post, I don't want to.
     
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    Would not read the book either, may as well read a tabloid :rolleyes:
    Judge for yourselves - always
     
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    I apologize for my comments on this subject. I know this is a conservative forum.
    Once in a while I forget I should not engage my mouth before engaging my brain.
     
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  25. Ken Anderson

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    There's no need to apologize. This is a senior forum, not a conservative forum. You are perfectly free to haver whatever opinion you wish, and to express it here. I may disagree with you if it's a subject that I feel like discussing, but your opinion is as welcome as anyone else's.
     
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