Wolff book 'full of lies,' author had 'zero access'

Saul Bowman
January 10, 2018

Michael Wolff's book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" included depictions by top White House staff members that paint Mr Trump as uninformed, and at times an erratic and childish president. This, of course, is precisely why so many people are lining up at their local bookstore to purchase their very own copy.

Surrounded by senior Republicans at an unscheduled press conference at Camp David, Trump denounced Mr Wolff as a "fraud" and suggested that the libel laws in the U.S. were in some way to blame for the book.

In his tweet, Trump also targeted his one-time pal Steve Bannon - he called him "sloppy" - whom he unceremoniously dumped from his position as White House strategist in August, nearly exactly a year after hiring him.

"Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book", Trump wrote. In a series of early morning tweets, Trump claimed that Democrats and the media, out to get him, were "taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence". I never spoke to him for book. Look at this guy's past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve! Trump has decried the instant best-seller as "phony" and "full of lies".

Wolff, however, asserted that he had spoken with the President while working on the book. "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it was certainly not off the record", he said on NBC's "Today" program. Donald Trump commented that when he fired Bannon, he lost not only his work, but his wits, he added.

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