Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, defended his reporting and said the president's efforts to halt publication were good for sales. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star ... to President of the United States (on my first try).
For what it's worth, Wolff's book allegedly had nothing to do with the rift between the Mercers and Bannon - however wins this succinct are far and few between for Trump, so we'll just let him have this one.
"I want to be careful about who I spoke to, because the nature of this kind of book is you kind of grant everyone a veil", he said.
THE author of an explosive book about Donald Trump's first year in office has branded the president a 'child' and says he has no 'credibility'.
Washington, Unfazed by fierce criticism and fears over his "mental" health, US President Donald Trump today described himself as being a "genius".
In another dispute, Wolff said he had access to the White House and interviewed Trump. Mr Trump's lawyers had tried to block publication of Fire and Fury, alleging it contained many falsehoods, and saying they were considering pursuing libel charges.
The President, who sat stone-faced as the spectacle unfolded, became increasingly angry and agitated, especially as he witnessed Kellyanne Conway's scathingly sarcastic portrayal of herself.
As expected, the White House claims the book is "made up lies" and "fiction", though it quickly became a best seller [VIDEO].
"Should Trump bring a claim against Wolff, experts said, he may have to explain why he can sue the author but can't be sued by Zervos", Bloomberg noted. One popular bookstore, KramerBooks, began selling "Fire and Fury" at midnight Friday.
Bannon also reportedly predicted, "They're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV". The president said he never spoke to the writer - but Mr Wolff said the pair spent three hours together.
Thursday, the White House announced staffers and visitors to the West Wing will no longer be allowed to use personal devices.
Trump began his Friday tweetstorm by touting the Dow's record-breaking rise above 25,000 on Thursday.
For this reason, he said the White House is "sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five" hurricane.