Washington Post

Trump portrayed as uninformed, unprepared and lacking focus in unflattering new book

President Donald Trump's aides vigorously sought Wednesday to undermine "Fire and Fury," a book by Michael Wolff whose early excerpts caused a stir in Washington.  Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton

During his campaign and tumultuous first year in office, President Donald Trump demonstrated little knowledge of policy details. He was not interested in advice that conflicted with his instincts, and it was often impossible for White House staff to figure out what course he wanted to take. One compared it to "trying to figure out what a child wants."

The portrait that emerges in the new book "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff - which became the talk of the town in Washington on Wednesday - is hardly a flattering one...

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