Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” , is under fire this week after being accused of faking audio problems and then walking off a set of the Australian Today morning show on Sunday. Journalists were suspicious that Wolff was having no difficulty with his audio until he was asked about his conflicting statements on whether President Donald Trump is currently having an affair. After Wolff left, the show publicly stated that there was nothing wrong with Wolff’s audio.
The tense moment occurred over Wolff’s earlier suggestion that Trump was having an affair with the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley. Last week Wolff did a reversal and told a Dutch TV show “I do not know if the president is having an affair.”
“Today” show host Ben Fordham asked Wolff a question of his recent 180 degree turn on the allegation:
“You said during a TV interview just last month that you are ‘absolutely sure’ that Donald Trump is currently having an affair while president behind the back of the first lady, and I repeat you said you were ‘absolutely sure’ . . . Just last week however you backflipped and said I quote ‘I do not know if the president is having an affair.’ Do you owe the president and the first lady an apology, Mr. Wolff?”
Wolff began complaining of technical difficulties in the London studio and finally responded by saying, “I can’t hear you.” He asked for help as he continued “I’m not getting anything.” He then removed his earpiece and left to the amazement of the show.
You can see the video here.
After the departure, Fordham’s cohost Georgie Gardner said, “Gee, that was an unfortunate question to miss, wasn’t it?” Fordham replied “I think he may have heard it.”
The studio then reported that it could hear the audio working in London.