Since excerpts of Michael Wolff‘s controversial tell-all Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House have been circulating, many of the wild details have been disputed by the Trump administration and individuals in the media. However, a fake excerpt from the book has gone viral. And it’s pretty hysterical. The completely fictional, non-existent portion of Wolff’s book shares details of President Trump’s rough adjustment to the White House and how upset he was to find out that he no longer had access to the “Gorilla Channel.”
So many people were apparently willing to believe the fake extract was real that the author changed his Twitter name to let them know.
Wow, this extract from Wolff’s book is a shocking insight into Trump’s mind: pic.twitter.com/1ZecclggSa
— the gorilla channel thing is a joke (@pixelatedboat) January 5, 2018
I’m dying laughing at how many people aren’t sure if this is a real excerpt from the Wolff book or not https://t.co/e6wOJ2zUZB
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) January 5, 2018
I’m laughing so hard because it’s so plausible https://t.co/WZIyhhf5EE
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 5, 2018
The fucking insane thing about this is that you really didn’t fly too close to the sun until that final paragraph. The first two actually come across as totally believable.
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) January 5, 2018
I read it three times before I realized it was a joke. It was completely believable until the part about him getting real close and talking to the gorillas. Before that…why not????
— Terry Dresbach (@draiochta14) January 5, 2018
I love how this makes fun of Trumpland and also its beyond-gullible critics. Also, I want a gorilla channel for real. https://t.co/6HwPZKsW4X
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 5, 2018
I too would watch the Gorilla Channel https://t.co/cZGThXwsvJ
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 5, 2018
Gotta say, the Gorilla Channel sounds pretty sweet. pic.twitter.com/gXvHz7OKtU
— Enjoy The Season (@DouglasABarrett) January 5, 2018