Michael Wolff has a new book coming out: “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” (which contains those alleged comments from Steve Bannon that set Matt Drudge off).

Today, New York Magazine ran an excerpt from the book, which included an interesting little tidbit:


Ailes, a veteran of the Nixon, Reagan, and Bush 41 administrations, tried to impress on Trump the need to create a White House structure that could serve and protect him. “You need a son of a bitch as your chief of staff,” he told Trump. “And you need a son of a bitch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a bitch, but you don’t know Washington.” Ailes had a suggestion: John Boehner, who had stepped down as Speaker of the House only a year earlier.

“Who’s that?” asked Trump.

Well, gosh. That sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it?

You know what’s not surprising, though? That a media outlet would run with something so sketchy. And we mean sketchy:


Evidently. Because here’s the thing:

For the record:

Hard to tweet about someone you’ve never heard of.



Double oops.

It’s almost as if Wolff’s credibility, and thus the credibility of what’s contained in his book, is in question.

Did we mention that this stuff is super-sketchy?

Donald Trump Jr. may exaggerate sometimes, but in this particular case, it’s hard to argue with him: