US News Trump book author Michael Wolff says those close to President say he is 'like a child'

16:51  05 january  2018
16:51  05 january  2018 Source:   Sky News

New book leaves Trump 'furious,' 'disgusted' with Bannon

  New book leaves Trump 'furious,' 'disgusted' with Bannon President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn't actually want to win the White House and quotes Bannon as calling his son's contact with a Russian lawyer "treasonous.""I don't talk to him," Trump said Thursday of his former chief strategist.

Michael Wolff , the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” in 2011. Mr. Wolff said on the “Today” show that many of those close to the president told him the same thing: “They all say he is like a child .” Credit Gary He /Insider Images. The author of a scathing new book about

Michael Wolff , the author of an explosive new book about the White House, insisted Friday that he had spoken to President Trump on the record – and said everyone he interviewed said the president “ is like a child ,” according to a report.

Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House sold out in 20 minutes at Kramerbooks in Washington DC © PA Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House sold out in 20 minutes at Kramerbooks in Washington DC The author of an 'expose' on Donald Trump has said many people close to the President describe him as a "moron, an idiot" and "like a child".

Michael Wolff spoke out after Mr Trump said his book was "full of lies".

US publishers Henry Holt & C brought forward the release date by four days to Friday after attempts by the US President's legal team to block the publication, and bookshops have reported people queuing up outside.

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Little, Brown has done the same in the UK because of "unprecedented demand". Wolff joked: "Where do I send the box of chocolates?"

DC bookstore sold out of ‘Fire and Fury’ 20 minutes after midnight release

  DC bookstore sold out of ‘Fire and Fury’ 20 minutes after midnight release A Washington, D.C. bookstore reportedly sold out of copies of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" minutes after its release. A Washington, D.C. bookstore reportedly sold out of copies of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" minutes after its release.

They all said “ he is like a child ," Wolff said . 'Fire and Fury' author Michael Wolff : 'I absolutely' spoke to President Trump 8:12. autoplay autoplay.

Share. Tweet. Pin. Email. Michael Wolff , the author of a new tell-all book about President Trump ' first year in office, said he stands by “absolutely everything” he has written and has notes and recordings to back up what was published, he said Friday in a TODAY exclusive interview. Closed Captioning.

In an interview with NBC News' Today talk show, he said: "I will tell you the one description that everyone gave everyone gave, everyone has in common. They all say he is like a child. And what they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification. It's all about him... They say he's a moron. An idiot."

There was a queue at the door at midnight at one bookshop in Washington DC, which reportedly sold all its copies in less than 20 minutes.

One buyer said: "I think a lot of people are interested because it blew up so quickly. Everyone has heard about it."

The book, titled Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House, includes alleged accounts of how the President lives and what his colleagues think of him.

The book went on sale at midnight in the US © AP The book went on sale at midnight in the US In the book, author Michael Wolff claims Mr Trump's former ally and chief strategist Steve Bannon questioned his fitness for office.

Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president

  Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump's time in the White House.Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" - that Trump is not fit to do the job - was becoming a widespread view.

Author Michael Wolff is standing by his explosive new book on President Donald Trump , despite Trump calling it "phony" and a "cease and desist" letter from an attorney for the president .

Michael Wolff , the author of a new book that gives a behind-the-scenes account of the White House, made a bold claim about President Trump on Friday. They all said “ he is like a child ," Wolff said .

Mr Bannon, who was sacked by Mr Trump in August, is also quoted as saying a meeting between Mr Trump's son, Don Jr, and a group of Russians was "unpatriotic" and "treasonous".

Around an hour before the book went on sale, the President tweeted: "I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! "I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist.

Mr Trump's lawyers attempted to block the publication of the book © AP Mr Trump's lawyers attempted to block the publication of the book "Look at this guy's past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!"

According to the book, the President is regarded as an "idiot" by treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin and former chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Wolff writes that chief economic adviser Gary Cohn labelled the President "dumb as s***", while national security advisor H.R. McMaster allegedly considers him a "dope".

Michael Wolff: Trump is 'bouncing off the walls' with anger over book

  Michael Wolff: Trump is 'bouncing off the walls' with anger over book Michael Wolff, the author of a newly released book about President Trump's White House, said he has heard that Trump is "bouncing off the walls" with anger over the book.Wolff told The Hollywood Reporter that he still has sources in the White House who have filled him i n on Trump's reaction to "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.""I hear that the president is very angry, or, let me be precise: I hear that he is truly bouncing off the walls," Wolff said.He added that he didn't get the sense that Trump "has thought of anything other than himself at any given time.

Wolff said : ‘It is extraordinary that the president of the would try to stop the publication of a book .’ They all say , ‘ He is like a child ,’ and what they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification.

Journalist Michael Wolff said it was "extraordinary" that the president tried to stop the publication. “They all say he is like a child , and what they mean by that is, he has a need for immediate gratification. It’s all about him .”

The book also claims to reveal an insight into Mr Trump's bedroom habits. He and Melania are said to have separate bedrooms; Mr Trump has three TV sets in his; he strips his own bed; and the President prefers going to his room at around 6.30pm to watch his screens and call friends.

Wolff also alleges Mr Trump did not want to win the 2016 election because he thought losing could offer "a far more powerful brand and untold opportunities".

However, the White House rubbished the book, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissing it as "ridiculous", adding that Mr Trump and his family "would not have put themselves through" the campaign if they did not believe they could win, or want to win.

The President immediately distanced himself from Mr Bannon in a statement as the damaging allegations started to emerge on Thursday, saying: "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency.

"When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind." The President's legal team sent a "cease and desist" letter to Wolff and his publisher, threatening libel action.

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