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(Axios)   Michael Wolff on why President Trump gave him access to write his book:"The fact that he was talking to me might only reasonably be explained by his absolute belief that his voice alone has reality-altering powers"   (axios.com) divider line
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2021-07-13 4:31:51 PM  
Well, his reality certainly is altered.
 
2021-07-13 4:50:32 PM  

cretinbob: Well, his reality certainly is altered.


Listening to him speak is mind-altering...
 
2021-07-13 5:22:12 PM  
Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


Michael Wolff claims he "can't hear" during interview | TODAY Australia 2018
Youtube rKohO1b0HSc
 
2021-07-13 5:59:10 PM  
I'd say it can reasonably be explained by the fact that Trump is looking for ways to blame anyone but himself for his failure.
 
2021-07-13 6:15:23 PM  
Not to the degree that Trump imagines, but it would help explain how the fark we got here.
 
2021-07-13 6:15:47 PM  
The Orange Traitor is the ultimate attention whore. He will gladly accept people talking crap about him rather than being ignored.
 
2021-07-13 6:15:52 PM  
TLDR:Trump complains about Kavanaugh.
 
2021-07-13 6:16:20 PM  
Plenty of people exactly like that, it's why the planet is in the state it's in.
 
2021-07-13 6:17:53 PM  

Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[YouTube video: Michael Wolff claims he "can't hear" during interview | TODAY Australia 2018]


Multiple things can be true.
 
2021-07-13 6:18:28 PM  
He's literally mad at people that didn't break the law to overthrow the government for him.
If you still support him we should treat you like you're prepared to overthrow the government.
 
2021-07-13 6:19:58 PM  
Lol, the Florida man really thinks he saved frat boy's career so frat boy needs to kiss the ring. Brett was never going down because Mitch wasn't going to let that happen. Add in Kavanaugh was already an appeals court judge he would've been fine if his nomination failed. All that said S.Ct appointments are lifetime and instant tenure. Those judges are no longer beholden to their benefactors/mafia bosses. I may not agree with Trump's Supreme Court picks politically but I like to believe they really do defend the Constitution.
 
2021-07-13 6:20:13 PM  

blastoh: Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[YouTube video: Michael Wolff claims he "can't hear" during interview | TODAY Australia 2018]

Multiple things can be true.


Without credibility, incredulity is the only right response.
 
2021-07-13 6:20:49 PM  
The shiattiest rendition of Scarlet Witch.
 
2021-07-13 6:24:44 PM  
In my career I've dealt with a ton of CEO's, CFO's, Senior VP's, departments heads, admirals, generals, ambassadors (to us), and etc.... All sorts of 1%'ers.

And I will say that theory is entirely plausible. I have met numerous rich business leaders who have the same idea, that them just wanting something alters reality itself. It's an incredibly entitled worldview of people who have grown up in a life of luxury and comfort. You may think I'm exaggerating, but I really am not. The incentives our systems have end up putting those sorts of people in positions of leadership way, way too often.

/Ambassadors were usually very cool and smart. We might hand those positions out as gifts to donors, but other countries take who they send to us very seriously
//Generals and Admirals were also pretty much universally awesome - no BS, matter of fact, entirely reasonable human beings. A true pleasure to deal with.
///Bankers and lawyers in business leadership positions were consistently some of the absolute worst human beings I've ever encountered in my entire life. 75% of them were sociopathic human garbage I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire
 
2021-07-13 6:25:44 PM  

Befuddled: The Orange Traitor is the ultimate attention whore. He will gladly accept people talking crap about him rather than being ignored.


I was maybe 8 or 9 when I first heard of Trump but knew innately that he was a con man.  I get the sense that all of New York knew this too but politely ignored his buffoonery.  He certainly never stood out as someone who should be revered by the right (or anyone else, if we're being honest), which is why my brain breaks when trying to rationalize his cult status amongst this crowd.  THIS is the guy they want to sell out their country for?  A guy who would've been rightly labeled a morally and financially bankrupt carpetbagger if this were thirty years ago?  I guess he had to wait for a certain percentage of the country to devolve to his level to gain any real following.

The mind reels.
 
2021-07-13 6:25:48 PM  

mrparks: blastoh: Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[YouTube video: Michael Wolff claims he "can't hear" during interview | TODAY Australia 2018]

Multiple things can be true.

Without credibility, incredulity is the only right response.


Mystery Men, right?
 
2021-07-13 6:26:06 PM  
I do in fact believe that is true.

The drooling non-entity got a taste of what he always craved, ultimate power, and  he will live on it the rest of his miserable existence.
 
2021-07-13 6:26:51 PM  

cretinbob: Well, his reality certainly is altered.


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2021-07-13 6:27:03 PM  
A guy no law firm would have and Trump puts him on the Supreme Court.

Only the best people.
 
2021-07-13 6:28:15 PM  

emersonbiggins: I was maybe 8 or 9 when I first heard of Trump but knew innately that he was a con man.  I get the sense that all of New York knew this too but politely ignored his buffoonery.


The movie Snake Eyes has its horrifying, evil Trump character behind the crime. That was 1998. People have known for a long time that Trump is vile.
 
2021-07-13 6:28:59 PM  
"...his absolute belief that his voice alone has reality-altering powers."

Um, yeah, it kind of does. Look at his followers who still think he's president to this day merely because he says so, as one tiny example. They believe everything he says. Everything, no matter how much he warps reality. All because of the power of his voice.

/ know who else had a powerful voice?
 
2021-07-13 6:29:06 PM  

Befuddled: The Orange Traitor is the ultimate attention whore. He will gladly accept people talking crap about him rather than being ignored.


Along side all of the other faults of the Traitor which are too numerous to mention without using LaTeX to compile a 4-book series, he is the classic "douchebag who never learned the difference between good attention and bad attention."
 
2021-07-13 6:30:15 PM  
From what Cohen said, he pulled his Jedi mind tricks on people who worked for him - these people quickly understood that in order to continue to pull a paycheck, they needed to go along with whatever he said. Team MAGA is equally as easily persuaded.

And then he tried this with people who would not be swayed.  Hence, his general approach to international relations, especially the North Korean meeting.


This seems like the best analogy for me:
No Touch Vs MMA master
Youtube Sr0AbiM3kMg
 
2021-07-13 6:32:07 PM  
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2021-07-13 6:32:13 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'd say it can reasonably be explained by the fact that Trump is looking for ways to blame anyone but himself for his failure.


In all fairness, Trump surrounded himself with other farkups, so logically speaking, some of THEIR clusterfarks cannot be blamed on Trump.

So chex mix, liberations!!!
 
2021-07-13 6:33:29 PM  

Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rKohO1b0​HSc]


Morning Joe Michael Wolff Cold Open - SNL
Youtube AiyZ92_JZxA


/didn't read it
//can absolutely believe they let him hang around because he boosted trump's ego
///would trust woodward more, but haven't read those either
 
2021-07-13 6:36:05 PM  
Florida grandpa is lonely and will talk to anyone. Film at 11.
 
2021-07-13 6:36:09 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: "...his absolute belief that his voice alone has reality-altering powers."

Um, yeah, it kind of does. Look at his followers who still think he's president to this day merely because he says so, as one tiny example. They believe everything he says. Everything, no matter how much he warps reality. All because of the power of his voice.

/ know who else had a powerful voice?


Blackagar Boltagon?

/never knew that was his full name
 
2021-07-13 6:36:55 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: "...his absolute belief that his voice alone has reality-altering powers."

Um, yeah, it kind of does. Look at his followers who still think he's president to this day merely because he says so, as one tiny example. They believe everything he says. Everything, no matter how much he warps reality. All because of the power of his voice.

/ know who else had a powerful voice?


But Hitler was a reasonably good middle manager. What's Trump's excuse?
 
2021-07-13 6:43:10 PM  

Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rKohO1b0​HSc]


Anything that makes The Former Guy look stupid is always welcome. But with that said I can be pretty certain Wolff makes up a large chuck of his literature. He has even admitted he extrapolates for effect. It's as if you asked a waiter for a new fork because the one you have has a spot on it and next thing you know the cook is trying to kill you do to a war wound.

/ Not likely to happen ... well ... usually.
 
2021-07-13 6:43:26 PM  
*due.

/ Oh doo.
 
2021-07-13 6:45:24 PM  

mongbiohazard: ///Bankers and lawyers in business leadership positions were consistently some of the absolute worst human beings I've ever encountered in my entire life. 75% of them were sociopathic human garbage I wouldn't piss on if they were on fire


*Considers Fark user base.*
*Nods in agreement.*
 
2021-07-13 6:49:48 PM  

Unscratchable_Itch: "...his absolute belief that his voice alone has reality-altering powers."

Um, yeah, it kind of does. Look at his followers who still think he's president to this day merely because he says so, as one tiny example. They believe everything he says. Everything, no matter how much he warps reality. All because of the power of his voice.

/ know who else had a powerful voice?


The dovahkin?
 
2021-07-13 6:55:22 PM  
Trump probably contracted the same people Steve Jobs used to make his reality distortion device, but stiffed them just like every other contractor.

And the contractors probably never turned the damn thing on in response.
 
2021-07-13 7:04:54 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Unscratchable_Itch: "...his absolute belief that his voice alone has reality-altering powers."

Um, yeah, it kind of does. Look at his followers who still think he's president to this day merely because he says so, as one tiny example. They believe everything he says. Everything, no matter how much he warps reality. All because of the power of his voice.

/ know who else had a powerful voice?

But Hitler was a reasonably good middle manager. What's Trump's excuse?


The trains run on time where I live so I guess I don't get the allure.
 
2021-07-13 7:10:38 PM  

cretinbob: Well, his reality certainly is altered.


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2021-07-13 7:26:19 PM  

Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[YouTube video: Michael Wolff claims he "can't hear" during interview | TODAY Australia 2018]


So does this mean that Sarah Palin is president and we all get Chex mix?


I feel like this guy can be a scum bag and still be able to see and stand in awe of
Trumps scumbaggery.
 
2021-07-13 7:32:24 PM  

Smoking GNU: Plenty of people exactly like that, it's why the planet is in the state it's in.


And plenty of people unwilling to punch their lights out is why were here.
 
2021-07-13 7:46:15 PM  
Well, I have his first book on Trump. It was a real page turner and one of the best books I picked up over Trump's term.

While it was crazy good, there were bunches of things that that made me question how true they were. There were crazy conversations that nobody should have really overheard. There was a lot of back stabbing going on, but I question that anyone would really run and tell Wolff these conversations word for word.

In the end, it was really hard to tell what was real and what wasn't with the book. Even though I enjoyed it, I didn't ever recommend it to anyone because I wasn't confident that parts of it weren't fiction. Good fiction, mind you, but fiction is still fiction.

Now Omarosa, if anyone said she was lying, she had a recording to back her stuff up.
 
2021-07-13 7:51:18 PM  
it's not what he told me...

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2021-07-13 7:56:45 PM  

damageddude: Lol, the Florida man really thinks he saved frat boy's career so frat boy needs to kiss the ring. Brett was never going down because Mitch wasn't going to let that happen. Add in Kavanaugh was already an appeals court judge he would've been fine if his nomination failed. All that said S.Ct appointments are lifetime and instant tenure. Those judges are no longer beholden to their benefactors/mafia bosses. I may not agree with Trump's Supreme Court picks politically but I like to believe they really do defend the Constitution.


Read any of Alito's recent writings?
 
2021-07-13 8:07:43 PM  
He doesn't have to believe that he has reality-altering powers. He could just be really stupid. The sort of stupid that fails a casino in Atlantic City. The sort of stupid that his former professors remember how stupid he was forty years later. You know, really, really stupid.
 
2021-07-13 8:14:16 PM  

transporter_ii: Well, I have his first book on Trump. It was a real page turner and one of the best books I picked up over Trump's term.

While it was crazy good, there were bunches of things that that made me question how true they were. There were crazy conversations that nobody should have really overheard. There was a lot of back stabbing going on, but I question that anyone would really run and tell Wolff these conversations word for word.

In the end, it was really hard to tell what was real and what wasn't with the book. Even though I enjoyed it, I didn't ever recommend it to anyone because I wasn't confident that parts of it weren't fiction. Good fiction, mind you, but fiction is still fiction.

Now Omarosa, if anyone said she was lying, she had a recording to back her stuff up.


I also read his first book, and while it was OK it was very gossipy. As you mentioned there was a lot of stuff in there that a reasonable person would say "wait a minute, how could you possibly have heard this stuff?" Things like claiming Rupert Murdoch said Trump was "a f*cking idiot" after getting off the phone with him, in a situation where Rupert presumably would have been alone at the time. It really made it difficult to take any part of the book seriously.

As far as books on Trump go, of the ones I've (mostly) read my favorites are Bob Woodward's book Fear, and the book about Trump's habit of cheating at golf called Commander in Cheat. I feel like the latter one particularly gave the reader a sense of his twisted, childish personality, plus it was a very entertaining read. Woodward's book is what I feel like Wolff's book should have been, as it was interesting without being so bombastic as to be implausible.
 
2021-07-13 8:37:40 PM  

emersonbiggins: He certainly never stood out as someone who should be revered by the right (or anyone else, if we're being honest), which is why my brain breaks when trying to rationalize his cult status amongst this crowd.


I think a big reason why he is popular is the world has become far too complex for a lot of people. They do not understand and cannot control the things that rule their lives. So the Orange Traitor comes along and is essentially like them (in that he's dumb) and he promises to fix everything, they see it as a way to take back control of their lives. He is a POS conman but they want to believe because no one else is giving them the hope they want to feel.
 
2021-07-13 8:50:20 PM  

damageddude: Lol, the Florida man really thinks he saved frat boy's career so frat boy needs to kiss the ring. Brett was never going down because Mitch wasn't going to let that happen. Add in Kavanaugh was already an appeals court judge he would've been fine if his nomination failed. All that said S.Ct appointments are lifetime and instant tenure. Those judges are no longer beholden to their benefactors/mafia bosses. I may not agree with Trump's Supreme Court picks politically but I like to believe they really do defend the Constitution.


Despite disagreeing with his interpretation, Gorsuch was an "ok" pick. I've been surprised that Bro-Kav has shown a little jurisprudence
 
2021-07-13 8:51:41 PM  

pueblonative: A guy no law firm would have and Trump puts him on the Supreme Court.

Only the best people.


Everyone told Trump to ditch Kavanaugh, and Trump stuck by him and got him in. Clearly everyone else is to blame for Trump insisting on staying with him.
 
2021-07-13 8:58:11 PM  

emersonbiggins: Befuddled: The Orange Traitor is the ultimate attention whore. He will gladly accept people talking crap about him rather than being ignored.

I was maybe 8 or 9 when I first heard of Trump but knew innately that he was a con man.  I get the sense that all of New York knew this too but politely ignored his buffoonery.  He certainly never stood out as someone who should be revered by the right (or anyone else, if we're being honest), which is why my brain breaks when trying to rationalize his cult status amongst this crowd.  THIS is the guy they want to sell out their country for?  A guy who would've been rightly labeled a morally and financially bankrupt carpetbagger if this were thirty years ago?  I guess he had to wait for a certain percentage of the country to devolve to his level to gain any real following.

The mind reels.



None of that has anything to do with his appeal.

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2021-07-13 9:04:00 PM  

erik-k: Befuddled: The Orange Traitor is the ultimate attention whore. He will gladly accept people talking crap about him rather than being ignored.

Along side all of the other faults of the Traitor which are too numerous to mention without using LaTeX to compile a 4-book series, he is the classic "douchebag who never learned the difference between good attention and bad attention."


Pinocchio** is also one of those people that never learned the difference between being good, and being lucky. He was born on third base, and has never had to suffer the consequences of his actions. More than half of this country is hoping his luck has run out.
 
2021-07-13 10:09:16 PM  

Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rKohO1b0​HSc]


Morning Joe Michael Wolff Cold Open - SNL
Youtube AiyZ92_JZxA


Jump ahead to 1:53 if my link-fu isn't up to snuff
 
2021-07-13 10:13:33 PM  

divgradcurl: Badmoodman: Just remember how Michael Wolff suddenly couldn't hear when he got an uncomfortable question. This guy is a fraud:


[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rKohO1b0​HSc]

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/AiyZ92_J​ZxA?start=177]

/didn't read it
//can absolutely believe they let him hang around because he boosted trump's ego
///would trust woodward more, but haven't read those either


Oh damnit. I'm late to the party again!
 
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