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Fire and Fury Is a Strange Kind of Coup for Trump Abroad

Even if the president says it’s a “really boring and untruthful book”
Source: Waterstones

The explosive tell-all about President Trump, Fire and Fury, has been available for purchase for less than a week, but many of its readers are ready to render a verdict on its impact. For the president’s detractors, the bestseller offers bona fide proof that Trump is unfit for office; for his supporters, it is nothing more than tabloid fiction written by an author with a questionable reputation.

The salacious and embarrassing details reveals about the Trump administration’s first year in the White House, paired with the book’s widespread popularity, has allowed the president to once again engross millions of people—and not just in the United States. The book has managed to

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