‘No Fire, No Fury’

Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro has announced that she will release a book defending Trump against all of the “Liars, Leakers and Liberals”

Illustrator: Katie Heywood

Since the release of Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” Donald Trump has been fiercely combatting the claims made about his fitness as a leader. This book contains strong criticisms of the president, such as his failure to read briefings and sit through meetings.

Within Wolff’s book, he describes events that occurred in the White House that would make it hard, if not impossible, for a book to discredit his work. Wolff was able to penetrate the White House and set up meetings with several of Trump’s most trusted advisors. For example, Wolff met with Steve Bannon, who told him about a meeting set up by Donald Trump Jr. with a Kremlin-linked lawyer that he called “treasonous.” Bannon then stated that it is likely that Donald Trump Jr. brought the attendees of the meeting to see his father.

Trump wasted no time in attacking Wolff and the credibility of his book. Before the book released, Trump tweeted on Jan. 4, “I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!” Merely four days after the book was released, Trump sent out an insulting tweet toward the media but especially Wolff when he wrote on Jan. 13: “So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!”

Jeanine Pirro, Fox News personality and longtime friend of Trump, has recently announced that she will be writing a book titled, “Liars, Leakers and Liberals.” This book is supposedly a response to “Fire and Fury” and has been nicknamed by White House advisors as the “No Fire, No Fury” project.

The irony in this situation is clear. Because Pirro has been friends with Trump since the ‘80s and has had a successful career at Fox News, it makes sense that she would jump to his defense and attempt to combat Wolff’s criticisms. Trump also regularly promotes her show on Fox News, “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” on his Twitter. However, Pirro’s close friendship with the president will make her book less credible as she has a likely reason to be biased in her accounts and defenses of the president’s actions.

Pirro has visited the White House several times since Trump was inaugurated to speak with him. She recently tweeted a picture of herself in front of the White House gates captioned, “Guess where I am?”  According to a New York Times report, in her most recent visit with Trump, she asked his permission for an interview for her upcoming book. Eager to refute the insults within “Fire and Fury,” Trump agreed.

Pirro claims this book is not a direct response to “Fire and Fury,” but instead is a response to all of the fake stories that have been released about Trump. She said in a statement released from Fox News, “My upcoming book is not a direct response to ‘Fire and Fury.’ The title on Amazon always has been and continues to be ‘Liars, Leakers and Liberals’ and I plan to cover all of them.”