Wolff Calls Trump Least Credible Person to Ever Live

Says attacks have only benefited his White House tell-all
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2018 8:50 AM CST

Michael Wolff is shrugging off President Trump's claim that his new book is "full of lies," and seems to agree with Stephen Colbert. "My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on Earth," he said Friday on NBC's Today show. Wolff (a co-founder of Newser) said "the one description that everyone [close to Trump] gave ... 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. ... This man does not read, does not listen. He's like a pinball, just shooting off the sides." Though Trump isn't the only one questioning Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, out today, Wolff said he's "in every way comfortable with everything I've reported," and has notes and recordings to back it up.

Asked about a Thursday tweet in which Trump claimed he denied Wolff access to the White House, Wolff replied, "What was I doing there if he didn't want me to be there?" He added he spent three hours with Trump "over the course of the campaign and in the White House" while also speaking with those close to him. "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it was certainly not off the record," he said. Wolff also said he was unsurprised by Trump's attacks, including his attempt to block the book's release. "He will send lawyers' letters—this is a 35-year history of how he approaches everything," he said. "What I say is, where do I send the box of chocolates?" Wolff quipped, noting the attacks have only further publicized Fire and Fury, whose release date was moved up to Friday. Trump tweeted about the book again Friday morning, referring to it as the "phony new book." (More Michael Wolff stories.)

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