Donald Trump wanted to lose the election – Wolff
Written by Keshia Jansen on January 5, 2018
A White House insider says that Donald Trump did not genuinely want to be the president of the United States, and has written a book documenting several ‘inside’ stories.
In his new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, bestselling author Michael Wolff describes how Trump expected to lose the election.
In a lengthy extract of the book, published by New York Magazine, Wolff writes: “As the campaign came to an end, Trump himself was sanguine. His ultimate goal, after all, had never been to win.”
According to Wolff, who is believed to have insider access to the West Wing, Trump was simply following the advice given to him by his longtime friend, Roger Ailes.
Wolff maintains that Ailes told Trump that if he wanted a career in television, he should run for president first.
Wolff says that on election night, when it became apparent that Trump might actually win, Don Jr. told a friend that his father “looked as if he had seen a ghost.”
Melania Trump is believed to have been crying – and not because she was happy.
According to Wolff, as realization settled in, Trump moved through a series of emotions: befuddlement, disbelief and utter shock.
The final transformation is described as Trump becoming “a man who believed that he deserved to be, and was wholly capable of being, the president of the United States.”
According to The Amazon Book Review, Wolff’s book details many revelations including what Trump’s staff really thinks of him, what inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by US President Barack Obama and what the secret is to communicating with Trump.
Michael Wolff’s book will be available at Exclusive books from 9 January.