This is hilarious.

Michael Wolff, author of supposed Trump exposé “Fire and Fury”, ran off the set of an Australian morning talk show Monday morning (their Monday morning).

Wolff was able to hear interviewer Ben Fordham just fine until Fordham asked about Wolff’s allegations that Trump was having an extra-marital affair.

“You said during a TV interview last month that you are absolutely sure that Donald Trump is currently having an affair, while President, behind the back of the First Lady. I repeat, you said you were absolutely sure,” said Fordham. “Just last week, however, you backflipped and said, I quote, “I do not know if the President is having an affair.” Do you owe the President and the First Lady an apology, Mr. Wolff?” asked Fordham.

Though his earpiece had been working just fine for 4 and a half minutes of the segment, Wolff claimed he could no longer hear Fordham. Amazingly, despite Wolff’s insistence he was unable to hear Fordham through the earpiece, Wolff answered Fordham when he asked if he could hear him.

The interview here (Wolff begins his exit around 4:28ish):

Later Fordham tweeted the audio recording from their London studio, which certainly suggests Wolff’s earpiece was working just fine:

Anti-Trumper’s have touted Wolff’s book as the ultimate insider account, and proof that Trump is everything they’ve claimed. There’s just one tiny little problem though, Wolff himself acknowledged that portions of his book aren’t true.

I blogged in January:

Fantastical tales of a White House in disarray, administrative turmoil, and anecdotes aplenty meant to justify Trump’s “unfitness” for the Oval Office made for some captivating reading.

Excerpts allegedly quoting former White House aide Steve Bannon ignited a scorched earth flame war between the embittered exiled aide and Trump.

Immediately, certain parts of the story were called to question as they didn’t hold up to basic fact-checking, begging the question: How much of “Fire and Fury” is true?

Wolff himself isn’t entirely sure all parts of the book he’s peddling as the ultimate insider account of Trump’s first year are actually true. In fact, he knows some of his sources were telling tall tales, yet chose to include their stories anyway.

From Business Insider:

The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump’s presidency acknowledged in an author’s note that he wasn’t certain all of its content was true.

Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.

Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.

But some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing’s workings, in a process Wolff describes as “allowing the reader to judge” whether the sources’ claims are true.

In other cases, the media columnist said, he did use his journalistic judgment and research to arrive at what he describes “a version of events I believe to be true.”

“Allowing the reader to judge”? What is this, a Choose Your Own Adventure book?

If Wolff had an ounce of integrity, he’d have taken the opportunity given to him by Fordham to set the record straight on the matter of the Trump affair allegations. Instead, Wolff ran off the set. Intrepid journalist, indeed.

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