Michael Wolff Defends His Trump Tell-All On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

By on January 9, 2018

Since his White House tell-all “Fire and Fury” was released last Friday, journalist Michael Wolff has had to defend himself against a number of inaccuracies that have been pointed out by fellow journalists and Washington insiders alike.

As per usual Trump took to Twitter to attack Wolff’s work, writing, “Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book.”

Wolff admits that he mixed up the names of two men and placed Washington reporter Mark Berman at the Four Seasons when it should have been Mike Berman. He also may have misquoted Rupert Murdoch who either called Trump a “f***ing idiot” or a “f***ing moron.”

The mistakes are minor but are enough to cause some to doubt the general truth of the book.

On Monday Wolff went on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss “Fire and Fury” and address the accusations of inaccurate reporting.

Wolff was no optimist regarding the state of the Trump administration.

When asked if there was anything in the White House to feel good about, Wolff rolled his eyes and issued a dramatic groan. “People gotta go to sleep after this,” Colbert said, and addressed his concerns with the information of the book. “I’m deeply conflicted when I read this,” he said.  “How much of it should I believe?”

Wolff told the talk show host that he should believe all of it. “That’s the alarming thing. That this is all true,” he added, and proposed that readers use their own logic to weigh the truth of his book. He suggested that readers ask themselves: “Does this comport with what you already know?”

When Colbert asked Wolff if he could produce recordings to backup some of his quotes, Wolff seemed unwilling or unable to do so. “I’m in the writing business,” he said.