Wolff: Trump Livid Over Book, 'Bouncing Off the Walls'

President again criticizes 'Fake Book'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2018 9:54 AM CST
Michael Wolff: I Have No Anti-Trump Agenda
Kathy Mallin, from Glenview, Ill., looks over a copy of the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff at Barbara's Books Store in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Michael Wolff's book on President Trump continued to dominate headlines Sunday, with the author appearing on NBC's Meet the Press and Trump again firing back on Twitter. Some highlights:

  • Wolff: "I went into this with absolutely no agenda," he told Chuck Todd. "I have no particular politics when it comes to Donald Trump."
  • Trump: "I’ve had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President," Trump tweeted. "Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author. Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!"

  • 'No side': "There really aren't any politics in the book," Wolff (a co-founder of Newser) told the Hollywood Reporter in a separate interview. "I have no side here. I'm just interested in how people relate to one another, their ability to do their jobs and a much less abstract picture of this world than whatever the political thesis may or may not be."
  • Errors: NBC's Todd charged that the book has a "lot of little errors" and asked whether readers should be concerned. "I think a reader should read the book," responded Wolff. "The book speaks for itself." He acknowledged that "I think I mixed up a Mike Berman and a Mark Berman. For that I apologize."
  • Stephen Miller: The White House adviser blasted the book as "fiction" in an appearance on CNN Sunday, and Trump took note: "Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration," the president tweeted. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!"
  • Angry reaction: "I hear that the president is very angry, or, let me be precise: I hear that he is truly bouncing off the walls," Wolff tells THR.
On Saturday, Trump declared himself to be a "very stable genius." (More Michael Wolff stories.)

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