WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump again today blasted Michael Wolff, the author of a White House tell-all book.
The president blamed weak libel laws for allowing people to say whatever they want without retribution.
But Wolff isn’t backing down.
Trump says his track record proves he is a “stable genius” despite accusations in the book “Fire and Fury” claiming he’s mentally unfit for office.
“I was a very excellent student, came out and made billions and billions of dollars, became one of the top business people,” Trump said.
The president along with members of his cabinet and top Republican leaders held meetings at Camp David to lay out the framework for their 2018 agenda Saturday.
In the book, Wolff portrays the president’s mental fitness as child-like and the White House as a place of dysfunction and chaos.
“I have recordings, I have notes,” Wolff said. “I am certainly, in absolutely every way, comfortable with everything I’ve reported in this book.”
Trump blamed former chief White House Strategist, Steve Bannon for allowing Wolff access to White House staffers.
“I guess sloppy Steve brought him into the White House quite a bit,” Trump said. “That’s why sloppy Steve is looking for a job.”
Wolff is standing by his book and believes the revelations in it could be the downfall of Trump’s presidency.
“That the story that I’ve told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says that he can’t do this job, the emperor has no clothes and suddenly everywhere people are going ‘oh my god it’s true, he has no clothes,'” Wolff said. “That’s the background and the understanding that will finally end this presidency.”
Trump calls the book a work of fiction.
Wolff says he interviewed the president over time for three hours.
Trump says it never happened.