Saturday, January 06, 2018

Why Has a New Book Angered Trump So Much? | Inside Story

’Fire and Fury' has been published early after president Trump's lawyers threatened to sue. There is so much demand for the new book on Donald Trump that stores can't keep up with the demand. Its publishers had to release it early after the president's lawyers threatened to sue them and the former White House Adviser Steve Bannon.

The book is written by Michael Wolff and draws a picture of a chaotic first year in office. Trump has slammed it as 'phoney' - calling the author 'a loser'. But, how will this book impact Trump's presidency and America's foreign policy?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra | Guests: Mohammed Cherkaoui - Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University; Rami Khouri - Senior Public Policy Fellow and Adjunct professor of Journalism at the American University of Beirut; Ian Black - Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, Middle East Centre