Michael Wolff is adamant: his error-ridden gossipfest Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House has no political agenda. This, despite Wolff's prediction that the book will bring down the President of the United States. Other agenda-free, gossip-laden books which have brought down politicians: oh, wait -- there are none.
Wolff made his claims on MSNBC's Morning Joe and CBS This Morning. During the latter appearance, he stated:
“The important point I want to make is this book is not about my impression of the President. I came into this with no agenda. I continue to have no political agenda.”
Later today, on Joe Scarborough's anti-Trump program, Wolff went further:
“You can remove the politics from this, and I went into this literally with no political agenda at all, and there’s really not much politics per se in this book.”
Not much politics? Perhaps Wolff forgot that his book is subtitled Inside the Trump White House.
Furthermore, in a BBC interview on January 5th, Wolff said Trump is "like a child." The next day, Nick Robinson of BBC Radio asked Wolff if he thought Trump was "dangerous in the White House." Wolff replied:
"Yeah, it's not ideal that he's in the White House."
"The story...will finally end…this presidency.”
"Finally?" Yeah, that doesn't sound like any agenda at all. Sigh.
Not everyone is falling for Wolff's assertion (is anyone?). As noted by Jeffrey Lord at pennlive.com:
"Somebody doesn't like the President-of-the-moment and out comes a gossip-filled book brimming with caustic assertions about whomever.
Books like this have been produced about many presidents - and Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is merely the latest. (As a veteran of the Reagan administration these kind of gossipy books about the Reagan White House appeared - and it seems nothing has changed.)"
Sounds about right.