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Another Book Describes The ‘Chaos’ Of The Trump White House

On the heels of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” another book blasting President Trump is soon to be released.

The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker reported that “Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War Over the Truth” is “potentially even more damning” than the best-selling book by Wolff. The author is Howard Kurtz, a veteran Post reporter who also works for Fox News as a media critic.

The new book “confirms and expands upon media accounts of the chaos happening behind the scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,” according to Parker. Kurtz cited White House sources who told him that Trump often goes against the advice of his closest aides, behavior that staffers described as a “defiance disorder.”

For instance, after military officials spoke out against a proposed prohibition of transgender troops, the president announced on Twitter that he was enacting the ban.

“Trump unexpectedly … sent his entire administration scrambling, by tweeting out his own decision,” Kurtz wrote, noting that then-White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus responded by exclaiming, “Oh my God, he just tweeted this.”

Trump also surprised his advisers when he accused former President Obama of having wiretapped him during the 2016 campaign. Authorities were unable to uncover any evidence to back the claim.

Following his inauguration, Trump was livid when news outlets reported that the size of the crowd at the event was much smaller than the throng that greeted Obama in January 2009. White House press secretary Sean Spicer agreed to publicly refute the reports, but later remarked: “I shouldn’t have done that.”

Those are just a few of the scandalous details in the book, which is to be released Jan. 29. However, according to Parker, Kurtz also mentioned some details that put Trump in a better light than Wolff’s book did.

The Post pointed out that Kurtz got the gig at Fox News partly because he tends to criticize the harsh coverage Trump often receives. The reporter has described news outlets’ treatment of the president as “battering” and a “mob hit,” claiming that inaccurate reporting “shreds the media’s credibility.”

Reporters rely on too many unidentified sources in condemning Trump, according to Kurtz. He wrote: “Unnamed sources are way overused, especially by major news outlets.

People are allowed to take cheap shots without their names attached. They are empowered to engage in political sniping from behind a curtain of anonymity. And top news executives know this.”

However, Kurtz cites some anonymous sources in his own book in describing the dysfunction of the Trump White House. They told him that the president often acts impetuously, following his own feelings, rather than listening to his staff.

Trump’s Twitter attacks on his political opponents have been widely ridiculed, but he considers social media the best way for him to communicate with people because the media are so hostile.

Polls suggest that a large majority of voters distrust mainstream news outlets. Last month, a survey by Suffolk University found that only 24 percent of people who watch Fox News had a favorable view of the media.

Sixty-four percent voiced disapproval. In another poll, 76 percent of Republicans agreed that reporters “make up stories about Trump.” In November, a Quinnipiac survey indicated that 91 percent of GOP voters disapproved of the media’s coverage of the president.

Source: IJR
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