14 of the Wildest Excerpts from Fire & Fury Book

9. Trump accusing the Obama Administration of “wiretapping” Trump Tower was a turning point

In a series of tweets on March 4, 2017, Trump accused former President Barack Obama of surveilling him, even though he offered no evidence to support the claim. “This is McCarthyism!” Trump wrote, adding that Obama was a “Bad (or sick) guy!”

According to Wolff, this was a turning point for his administration. Until then, Trump’s inner circle had been mostly game to defend him. But after the wiretap tweets, everybody moved into a state of queasy sheepishness, if not constant incredulity. Sean Spicer, for one, kept repeating his daily, if not hourly, mantra: “You can’t make this shit up.”