Journalist and author Michael Wolff on Wednesday dropped several bombshells on Donald Trump in printed excerpts of his upcoming book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
The first excerpts of the book were originally leaked to The Guardian, before New York Magazine published an even more substantive portion.
The book details the intrigue, in-fighting, and all-around chaos that swirled around both Trump’s election campaign and his first year in the White House. Here are the ten most shocking revelations.
1.) Steve Bannon predicts special counsel Robert Mueller will “crack Don Jr. like an egg” over his infamous 2016 meeting with Russian officials, which Bannon also described as “treasonous.”
2.) Trump didn’t seem to know who former House Speaker John Bohener was. When former Fox boss Roger Ailes recommended Trump consider Boehner to be his chief of staff, Trump reportedly asked, “Who’s that?”
3.) First Lady Melania Trump was horrified by Trump’s win — and she cried “tears — and not of joy” on the night of her husband’s victory.
“I got as far as the Fourth Amendment before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head,” Nunberg explained.
5.) Trump is paranoid about germs — and he warned the White House cleaning staff to never, under any circumstances, touch his toothbrush. The president also reprimanded the cleaning staff after one of them picked up a shirt he left on the floor.
“If my shirt is on the floor, it’s because I want it on the floor,” he said, according to Wolff.