Wolff also said former White House strategist Steve Bannon openly speculated that Trump had a ⅓ chance of resigning under the 25th Amendment, which says the president can step down if he is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office".
In the book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", Bannon labelled the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, which Donald Trump Jr. attended, as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". The president said last week that Bannon "lost his mind" when he was pushed out of the White House last August.
Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has faced criticism for his background overseeing Breitbart News, with Democrats touting numerous racially tinged and misogynistic headlines that went up under his watch.
Of course, Steve Bannon plays a large part in this account, and Wolff indicates that Bannon and other Trump staffers (including Trump's family) conflicted constantly.
When he left the White House a year later, Bannon returned to Breitbart, which he had called a "platform for the alt-right". Joining Trump's presidential campaign in its last three months, he introduced terms like "globalists" and theories of global banking conspiracies that often recalled anti-Semitic propaganda, although neither Bannon nor Trump explicitly named a Jewish conspiracy.
He continued to say that Breitbart chief executive Larry Solov supported him and what he was doing with the site while downplaying Rebekah and Robert Mercer's public split with him. And then, along comes Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff.
The post notes that Bannon and the site "will work together on a smooth and orderly transition".
Bannon has worked as executive chairman at Breitbart since 2012.
He initially left Breitbart in 2016 to lead Mr Trump's unconventional election campaign. He envisioned using the far-right website to transform the Republican Party by backing primary challengers to most GOP senators, and appeared to have the support of his ex-boss. "One said Bannon was telling people as recently as Monday that he expected to stay on", reported the Associated Press. He said that he regretted waiting to respond to what he called "inaccurate reporting" and called Donald Trump Jr.an "honorable man".
After a few glasses of wine on Friday, the day when Wolff's book was released, Hansen said he logged onto Amazon and found his own book had made it onto three bestseller lists.