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North Korea praises controversial book, says it 'foretells end of Trump'

12 January 2018 8:30 PM
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Seoul: North Korea has praised American author Michael Wolff's controversial book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, taking pleasure from it's jaw-dropping account of chaos and dysfunction under President Donald Trump.

The North's main newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, says the book's sales reflect what it calls "rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the international community".

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US President Donald Trump explains his 'mental state' tweet, claiming author Michael Wolff is a 'fraud' and that he considers the 'Fire and Fury' book a work of fiction.

"The anti-Trump book is sweeping all over the world so Trump is being massively humiliated worldwide," said the piece. "Voices calling for the impeachment of Trump are on the rise not only in the United States but also abroad."

Relations between the US and North Korea has become increasingly strained under Trump, with the US leader recently boasting about how his "nuclear button" is bigger than North Korea's.

Ironically, Trump threatened last year to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on North Korea, triggering a furious response from the North.

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-n have since traded bombastic threats of war and crude insults against each other.

Trump called Kim a "Rocket Man" on a "suicide mission." Kim called the American president "the mentally deranged US dotard."

Wolff's book immediately shot up to the top of Amazon's best seller list after explosive extracts were released last week.

The book paints a portrait of Trump as an unintelligent, disinterested leader who won't even read a page of policy detail. His administration is portrayed as a chaotic mix of inexperienced characters who are too busy undermining each other and advancing their own political ambitions.

In the book, former White House strategist Steve Bannon called Trump's daughter Ivanka "dumb as a brick", her husband Jared Kushner "greasy" and said Donald Trump jnr's meeting with a Russian lawyer "unpatriotic" and "treasonous".

As a result, major financial backers dumped him and he was forced to resign from Brietbart, the right-wing publication he ran.

Source: theage.com.au

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