United States President Donald Trump defended himself against Michael Wolff’s highly critical book “Fire and Fury” that cover’s his first year as president.
Trump, likely responding to discussion of his mental state raised by the book, took to Twitter Saturday describing himself as a "very stable genius," saying his two greatest assets are mental stability and being smart.
“Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book,” Trump said.
Trump said he never granted Wolff an interview for the book and blamed former adviser Steve Bannon for granting Wolff access at the White House. Wolff has said he spoke to Trump but that the president may not have known he was being interviewed.
“He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!”
“Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence....,” Trump also tweeted.
“....Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star....,” a following tweet said.
“....to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!” Trump added in his final tweet.
Bannon, formerly Trump’s chief strategist, is chairman of the so-called alt-right Breitbart News website.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, another member of the Trump administration, defended the mental fitness of Trump countering claims made by the publisher who said he was unaware of what was going on in the White House.
Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House," portrays Trump as unfocused, unprepared and petty while presiding over a chaotic White House.
It sold out in minutes in Washington when it went on sale on Friday.