Donald Trump on book's mental health claims: 'I'm a stable genius'

The Internet Does Its Best to Dull the Pain of Trump's Creepy Video Press Briefing

The Internet Does Its Best to Dull the Pain of Trump's Creepy Video Press Briefing

The author of an explosive book about President Donald Trump said on Friday that "100 percent of the people around him" question his fitness to run the country, but Trump's supporters and spokeswoman strongly defended his ability to hold the office.

"They say he is a 'moron, ' 'an idiot.' 'This man does not read, does not listen, he's like a pinball just shooting off the sides, '" Wolff claimed. "I spoke to him after the inauguration, yes".

According to Wolff, "everybody other than Melania" assumed the 71-year-old had been responsible for the leak.

While Trump said he never spoke to Wolff for the book, the author said he spoke to Trump both during the campaign and after the inauguration.

His Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, dismissed the book as being "complete fantasy and full of tabloid gossip", from "an author no one had ever heard of before".

Instead, he was there most often as the guest of Bannon, who left the White House inner circle this past summer amid turmoil.

In response, the publisher moved the book's release date from next week to Jan. 5, citing unprecedented demand.

"I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect. Sad!" Trump tweeted Friday morning. But he's not a part of the Washington political media establishment.

The Internet Does Its Best to Dull the Pain of Trump's Creepy Video Press Briefing
Good luck getting the 'Fire and Fury' book anytime soon

Kelly McBride with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies said the entire journalism world seems fixated on this book for several reasons.

"We see 'Fire and Fury' as an extraordinary contribution to our national discourse, and are proceeding with the publication of the book", the publisher said in a statement. So for instance, he inaccurately describes a report in the New York Times.

"Reagan, a Republican who was the U.S. president from 1981-1989, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1994 and died in 2004".

"Ladies and gentlemen, here you have the President of The United States (feeling nauseous as I type those words) confirming yet again via Twitter what an embarrassment he is", one Twitter user wrote.

The book which had not much good to say about Trump or the entire Trump administration is set to be released on January 9 but has had a few excerpts leaked. "I got in the race because of my support for President Trump's 'America First' policies".

The letters didn't stop the book, however. He has not announced any conclusions.

Sanders added that it was "sad", "pathetic", and a "fantasy", noting that Wolff's requests to interview the president were repeatedly denied. Harder also told Reuters that "legal action is imminent" against Bannon.

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