Someone Spoofed Michael Wolff's Book About Trump And It's Comedy Gold
A hilarious spoof excerpt purporting to be from Michael Wolff’s new tell-all book about President Donald Trump’s administration has gone viral.
Twitter user @pixelatedboat shared a fake extract, which they joked was from Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, online Thursday night.
The parody paragraphs, below, describe Trump’s (fictitious) frustration at not having “the gorilla channel” available on his White House bedroom television, and his staffers’ subsequent amusing attempt to appease him:
Wow, this extract from Wolff’s book is a shocking insight into Trump’s mind: pic.twitter.com/1ZecclggSa
— pixelated boat (@pixelatedboat) January 5, 2018
Some people online at first incorrectly thought that the passages were actually featured in Wolff’s book, in which Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon makes claims about the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Many got the joke, however, but said it gained traction because it was “so plausible.” A sampling of the responses are below:
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) 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 too would watch the Gorilla Channel https://t.co/cZGThXwsvJ
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) January 5, 2018
Unfortunately, I can imagine this being true. We’re down the rabbit hole, as others have said.
— Beau Brendler (@beau_brendler) 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’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 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
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) January 5, 2018
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- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.