From the very first day Donald trump came into the White House, he hasn’t been able to catch a break. Whether it’s insider leaks or people constantly taking jabs at him, President Trump has had to deal with a variety of issues that not only affect the White House but also affect US Citizens and how people around the world perceive them and their Government.
One of the biggest issues the Trump’s White House currently faces is the issues of constant leaks by whistleblowers that share confidential and something harmful information with the public.
A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
There have been a variety of leaks about administrative decisions among which some of the most important were then FPS Director James Comey’s termination from his position along with private information about the President and his family. Donald Trump has voiced his anger over the constant stream of leaks many times both to the media and Twitter since his administration took office.
While the White House has cracked down on a series of embarrassing leaks along with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions taking a more aggressive stand against said leakers and Whistleblowers.
“One of the things we are doing is reviewing policies affecting media subpoenas,” Mr. Sessions told reporters, saying that leaks “undermine the ability of our government to protect this country.”
“We respect the important role that the press plays and will give them respect, but it is not unlimited,” the nation’s top law official said.
Even after a few months of new more stringent policies being put into place, we still do see some leaks from time to time but in most cases do end up being proven as true which inevitably further damages Trump’s reputation undermines his Government. But this is just one of the few examples of how many issues the current presidency has to face while being in the White House.
The most recent example of chaos in the White House is undoubtedly because of the new book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff that shares questionable information about the inner workings of the current state of the White House which naturally has gotten President Trump in a fit of rage.
The book makes a lot of claims that challenge Donald Trump’s mental health as well as stating that he calls his billionaire friends late at night for reasons that are not entirely known.
President Trump contends he never spoke to Wolff while going by his usual routine to dismiss everything in the book as fake news and calling it “full of lies, misrepresentations, and sources that don’t exist”. But the author has stood by his account, insisting he had access to credible sources within the White House among which were Steve Bannon and ex-FBI Director James Comey which does add more credibility to his claims but that hasn’t stopped President Trump from voicing his anger and frustration.
Trump called Wolff “mentally deranged” and even went as far as to claim that the media and news outlets are promoting the book while knowing that the information was fake.
“So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!” Trump said in a tweet.
So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2018
Wolff has defended his book by claiming that he conducted more than 200 interviews and firmly believes the information provided to him by his sources. News outlets have pointed to inconsistencies in Fire and Fury and in past work. As mentioned earlier, one of the key figures that provided information for the book was Bannon that speculated in the book that it was Trump himself that may have met with the Russian lawyer and other Russians who met key aides at Trump Tower in June 2016 after suggesting they had materials that could provide harmful for Hillary Clinton
Following the incident, Bannon has been disowned by the president and key Republican donors. He even lost his job at the far-right Breitbart News website.
— Ret Doc (@retinaldoctor) January 4, 2018
The following Saturday, the President’s tweets were relatively quiet to which the White House responded by saying that he was being briefed in depth on issues relating to China.
But things in the International Community are getting even more intense, especially in North Korea. A newspaper in North Korea cited the popularity of Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” as evidence of “rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the international community,” reports the Associated Press.
“The anti-Trump book is sweeping all over the world so Trump is being massively humiliated worldwide,” crowed Kim’s paper, optimistically adding that strong sales of the book “foretells Trump’s political demise.”
The “Dictatorship” of Iran, a ‘murderous regime’ according to the president, is not too far behind on the action and it turns out that they too have been reading Wolff’s work in Tehran too.
On Wednesday the “Dictatorship” Republic News Agency, Iran’s state media, used the book to promote the narrative that Trump is incapable and possibly mentally challenged to be president.
“The promises and attempts made by the U.S. president in the first year of his presidency have been increasingly encouraging the idea that he has some sort of mental problem,” said the article. “Trump’s pledge to rip up the July 2015 Iran nuclear deal is an example.”
To the White House, books like “Fire and Fury,” which press secretary Sarah Sanders called trash and “full of lies,” are damaging not only to the president but also to America’s national interests.