Michael Wolff told Stephen Colbert why he didn’t have much trouble finding sources for “Fire & Fury: Inside The Trump White House.”
“Everybody in the White House had their own press secretary,” Wolff said on the “Late Show,” adding: “So the president had his press secretary — not Sean Spicer but his private press secretary. Jared had a press secretary, Steve Bannon had a press secretary.”
Wolff said the slew of press secretaries was “fundamentally serious” and the most shocking thing no one has asked him about.
“So there are all these different press operations, and the answer to ‘why are there so many leaks in this White House?’ That’s what they did all day, that’s what the operation was,” he said.
“So everyone is spinning their own PR all the time?” Colbert said.
“Everybody,” Wolff said. “There are essentially different White Houses with these little staffs going out and talking to the press.”
Colbert went on to ask if there was anything there that gave him hope, to which Wolff groaned and pulled a face.
“Nothing,” he said.
Watch the video below:
TONIGHT: @StephenAtHome sits down with the author of #FireAndFury, and @MichaelWolffNYC isn’t holding anything back when it comes to what he learned from his time in the White House. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/InPpuy8Rjn
– The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 9, 2018
The full interview airs tonight on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” at 11:35 on CBS.