& # 39; Fire & Fury & # 39; author Michael Wolff suggests in his second gossip-laden book about the Trump White House that the president himself started a rumor that he had locked up his UN ambassador Nikki Haley.
Haley denied the allegation in January 2018 after he landed in the center of a Washington company about whom Wolff hinted the director after he made the explosive claim to an HBO program.
The former diplomat smoked during a podcast interview when the rumor that Wolff released after & # 39; Fire & Fury & # 39; debuted, & # 39; highly offensive & # 39 ;, & # 39; disgusting & # 39; and & # 39; absolutely not true & # 39; is.
& # 39; Fire & Fury & # 39; sold nearly 5 million copies. The sequel, & # 39; Siege & # 39 ;, will be available in stores next week. In it, Wolff writes that the useless pooh of the president about his sexual conquests included bombast over Haley.
& # 39; What was true here was that this was what he had said; it was sort of his famous dressing room talk, & Wolff writes. & # 39; What was far from certain was that what he had said was true, and few around him believed much credibility. & # 39;
Vanity Fair published the short excerpt of the book on Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Haley did not respond to a request for comment.
Wolff first injected the insinuation into Haley & # 39; s tenure at the UN by pressing & # 39; Real Time with Bill Maher & # 39; to say that he had omitted an episode from his first Trump book, though he & # 39; absolutely certain & # 39; it was true.
& # 39; It was so flammable that I just didn't have the ultimate proof, & # 39; Wolff complained.
& # 39; You just have to read between the lines, & # 39; Wolff said to Maher. & # 39; It's towards the end of the book. You will know. Now that I have told you, when you hit that paragraph, you are going to say "Bingo". & # 39;
The political Twitters sphere quickly reached a paragraph claiming that Trump & # 39; spent a considerable amount of private time with Haley on Air Force One and seemed to care for her for a national political future. & # 39;
The no-nonsense Haley fired back quickly.
Haley has only been with Trump once more, but has had to defend himself against Wolff's claims and an internet that is buzzing with stains
& # 39; I literally went to Air Force One once and there were several people in the room when I was there, & # 39; she said then.
& # 39; He says I have talked a lot with the president in the Oval [Office] about my political future. I have never spoken to the President about my future once, and I am never alone with him, & Haley said.
Haley also dismissed Wolff for an insinuation that is symptomatic of the sexist atmosphere that successful women undergo when they have to settle the allegations of sleeping at the top.
& # 39; At every point in my life I have noticed that when you speak out and you are strong about it, and you say what you believe, there is a small percentage of people who blame it. And the way they deal with it is to try and throw arrows – lies or not, & she said.
Even the anti-Trump duo that hosted & # 39; Morning Joe & # 39; from MSNBC, got tired of Wolff's whispering campaign.
& # 39; Maybe you like to play a game with this, but then you make a woman lanky & # 39 ;, co-presenter Mika Brzezinski told Wolff in February 2018 before he cut him off and went to an advertising break. & # 39; It's disgraceful. & # 39;
Wolff later claimed that Haley & # 39; seems to have embraced the rumor & # 39; by publicly denying.
& # 39; Morning Joe & # 39; co-presenter Mika Brzezinski abruptly closed an interview with Wolff after he would not acknowledge that his & # 39; blemish & # 39; against Haley was incorrect
Former White House assistant Steve Bannon is omnipresent in & # 39; Siege & # 39 ;, said reviewers who see him as a kind of silent Wolff & # 39; co-narrator & # 39;
& # 39; I found it puzzling that she would deny something she wasn't accused of … I certainly didn't accuse her of this, & # 39; he insisted.
& # 39; What I deduced, & # 39; he said, & is that … many of the people around the president believe he is still involved with different women. & # 39;
& # 39; Fire & Fury & # 39; became a critical joke despite its commercial success, with political journalists and commentators disassembling Wolff's report.
During a separate MSNBC interview during his first publicity tour, a host asked Wolff if he had interview recordings that would support his report.
& # 39; My proof is the book. Read the book, & he replied.
& # 39; If it makes sense to you, if it strikes a chord – if it's right, it's true. & # 39;
& # 39; Seige & # 39; is allegedly topped with input from the former Steve Bannon, the White House chief strategist, who by one reviewer is a & # 39; co-narrator & # 39; is called.
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