Sanders: 'Michael Wolff Made Up a Lot of Stories to Try to Sell Books'


Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell said Michael Wolff's controversial book about the Trump White House may contain some untruths, but it also has plenty of truths, which makes it a "bad look" for Steve Bannon.

"From my conversations with people that work for the administration, these are stories that I heard months ago," Caldwell said on "The Daily Briefing" on Friday.

He said that some of the quotes and claims in the book - such as former White House chief strategist Bannon's pointed criticism of Trump and his team - could be problematic for the administration.

"But what we do see is people coming behind Trump and saying they support him regardless," Caldwell said, adding that this is a "bad look" for Bannon.

In "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," Wolff writes that Bannon slammed Donald Trump Jr., Trump's son-in Jared Kushner and campaign chairman Paul Manafort for what he called a “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.

The book also quotes Bannon making disparaging remarks about the president and his family.

Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov agreed that the book is a mix of truth and untruths, and she said it's likely to bother the "thin-skinned" president because it's mostly gossipy anecdotes.

She noted, however, that the book could have real-world consequences, pointing out that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said its claims help make a stronger case that Trump obstructed justice in the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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