London: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, the controversial book on US President Donald Trump, gives a glimpse of his life the White House, according to the Guardian.
Excerpts published in the Guardian and the New York magazine said close friends and advisers had described Trump as unintelligent or childishly impetuous.
According to the author Michael Wolff, Trump began his tenure in the presidential residence by requesting a lock be placed on the door of his bedroom. This, Wolff wrote, “precipitated a brief standoff with the secret service, who insisted they have access to the room”.
Trump also reportedly harangued domestic staff who would try to clear his floor of laundry, yelling: “If my shirt is on the floor, it’s because I want it on the floor.” He would also strip his own bed, according to Wolff, when he decided his sheets needed a change.
Then Trump imposed a set of new rules, Wolff writes: “Nobody touch anything, especially not his toothbrush.” Trump is a self-described germophobe.
According to the Guardian, Wolff wrote that Trump requested two television sets be added to his bedroom, which already had one in place. Most days, Wolff wrote, Trump preferred to be in bed by 6.30 pm, watching his three televisions, eating a cheeseburger and making telephone calls to friends and confidants.
First Lady Melania Trump, would probably be elsewhere — in her own bedroom, somewhere in the building or at Trump Tower in New York.
According to Fire and Fury, nothing contributed to the chaos and dysfunction of the White House as much as Trump’s own behaviour. The big deal of being president, Wolff writes, was just not apparent to him.
Most candidates, arriving in the White House, would be reminded of their transformed circumstances by their sudden elevation to a mansion with servants and security, a plane and a retinue of courtiers. To Trump, that wasn’t that different from life in Trump Tower – where he liked the decor better....