The inevitable Trump tweet happened.
President Trump on Tuesday appeared to drop his 140-character pan of Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir “What Happened,” which hit shelves Tuesday packed with attacks on his campaign and administration.
“Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS!” Trump wrote.
Trump has not explicitly commented on Clinton’s book, but the tweet seems to be clear attack on the tome that has been stealing headlines for the past week.
Clinton spends 500 pages dissecting the many factors she blames for her loss — and she saves most of her fiercest words for the man who defeated her.
In one passage, Clinton likens Trump’s presidency to a mix of an Orwellian dystopia and a second Soviet Union.
“Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism,” Clinton writes.
“This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four…For Trump, as with so much he does, it’s about simple dominance.”
She takes a shot at Trump’s “war on truth” and says there’s nothing some of his followers won’t swallow.
“If he stood up tomorrow and declared that the Earth is flat, his counselor Kellyanne Conway might just go on Fox News and defend it as an ‘alternative fact,’ and too many people would believe it,” she says.
Throughout the book, Clinton torches Trump as “hateful,” a “flagrantly sexist,” a “clear and present danger to the country and the world” and a “fraud” who ran a “reality TV show” campaign.
She calls him woefully unprepared for the job and mocks his endless distractions in the Oval Office.
“I sometimes wonder: If you add together his time spent on golf, Twitter and cable news, what’s left?” Clinton asks.
Clinton also unleashes attacks on Bernie Sanders, James Comey, Vladimir Putin and The New York Times, among many others, for the role she says they played in her unexpected defeat.
She admits to being blindsided by Trump’s upset and not even having a concession speech prepared for Election Day.
The release of Clinton’s book has been a major media event, with passages leaking online in the days leading to its debut.