Controversial anti-Trump author Michael Wolff appears to be wearing out his welcome among the liberal media elite after spending weeks as the toast of the industry.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has blasted Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury,” as “tabloid gossip” laced with “false and fraudulent claims,” and many members of the mainstream media finally seem to agree with her on something.
While promoting the book on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Wolff said he was “absolutely sure” that President Trump was currently having an extramarital affair and teased that his book reveals the mistress if you “read between the lines.”
Internet sleuths quickly pointed to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who was forced to deny the speculation. Wolff has essentially tried to slut-shame Haley, pointing out that "Nikki Haley has chosen to vociferously deny something she was not accused of."
Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple has mocked Wolff, saying he should have simply admiteed his comments to Maher were “ill-advised” before pointing out that Wolff has bragged about writing “millions” of words without issuing a correction.
“We’re learning why,” Wemple wrote.
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan tweeted to Wolff on Wednesday, “It must be fun to write and say whatever you want under the banner of ‘non-fiction,’ with zero fact-checking or basic decency.”
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