Twitter user @pixelatedboat, also known as Ben Ward of “milkshake duck” fame, shared a fake extract, which he 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:
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:
This article has been updated with information about Ward.