While addressing the incendiary allegations detailed in Michael Wolff’s forthcoming book “Fire and Fury,” Wall Street Journal reporter John Bussey lambasted President Donald Trump for trying to downplay the explosive book, arguing an administration that’s told “hundreds” of lies will have a hard time convincing people it’s now telling the truth.
Bussey’s remarks came during an interview with Fox’s Fox News host Shep Smith Thursday afternoon.
Smith read a paragraph from the new book that described Trump as unprepared for—and largely uninterested in—actually assuming the presidency.
“Trump did not enjoy his own inauguration,” Smith said, quoting Wolff’s description of an “angry” president bitter “that A-level stars snubbed the event.”
“So the administration is saying, ‘Just don’t believe this book, that there are a lot of untruths in it,” Bussey told Smith. “It’s going to be tough for an administration that has had trouble presenting the truth itself and has been caught in any number of falsehoods—“
“Hundreds,” Smith cut in.
“—Lecturing somebody else about truth-telling,” Bussey concluded.
Watch the exchange in the video below, via Fox News: