Republican senator slams Wolff's 'looseness with the truth' in new Trump book

Bannon, Trump's former White House chief strategist, was critical of the president and his children.

Wolff's book quoted Bannon as calling a June 2016 meeting between a Russian lawyer and Trump Jr., son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".

Trump attacked Bannon several times for the comment, calling him "sloppy" and even saying Bannon cried when he was sacked.

"This morning you were tweeting about your mental state", a reporter began.

"The one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common - they all say 'he is like a child.' And what they mean by that he has a need for immediate gratification".

US President Donald Trump on Saturday praised himself as "not smart, but genius... and a very stable genius at that", following the release of a bombshell new book that called into doubt his mental health.

Wolff's book, published Friday, paints Trump as a leader who doesn't understand the weight of his office and spends his evenings eating cheeseburgers in bed, watching television, and talking on the phone to old friends. More copies are expected to arrive on Monday.

"This is a book by a NY gossip columnist who has been known to fabricate stories, who says in his own preface that looseness with the truth is an elemental thread of the book", Cotton said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos".

"I can tell you this, the media made similar claims about [former presidents] Ronald Reagan and George Bush".

She added that three of the store's locations, two of them are in Pasadena and one in West Hollywood, are expected to receive about 300 copies on Monday. Trump has made efforts to discredit "Fire and Fury", claiming that Wolff had "zero access to the White House" and that he "never spoke to Wolff". About 20 copies are expected to arrive on Monday afternoon, he said.

Professor Jackman said book would have less impact on Republicans than what might emerge from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

The book quickly sold out in shops in the U.S. capital, with some even lining up at midnight to get their hands on it and others circulating pirated copies. "We usually don't buy new books but this book has been very popular".

  • Rogelio Becker