The White House is demanding Michael Wolff not publish his upcoming tell-all "Fire and Fury." Axios' Alayna Treene joins Cheddar to break down the story that's turning the political and media worlds on their heads. She reveals whether she thinks the cease-and-desist letter counts as an admission that the contents of the book are true.
Next, we dive into the controversial media critic's background and history with the president. Despite critics complaints that Wolff's accounts are inaccurate, Axios reports he has dozens of hours of recordings to support claims made in his book. Despite shooting to number one on Amazon's top-sellers list, Treene discusses whether she thinks the White House's legal efforts will be successful in blocking the book's release.
Despite being attacked by President Trump, Steve Bannon is standing by his former boss. The Breitbart chairman had nothing but kind words to say about the president on his radio show, Thursday. Treene weighs the odds of whether Bannon will consider running for president in 2020.