Micahel Wolff, the author of the new book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” said that President Trump’s criticism of the accuracy of his book, including a cease and desist letter from Trump’s lawyers to his publisher, come from a person “who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on Earth at this point.”
“He’s helping me prove the point of the book,” Wolff said in an interview with NBC’s “Today.” “This is extraordinary that a President of the United States would try to stop the publication of a book.”
Wolff was asked about a tweet from the President where he claimed that he “never spoke to him for book.”
“I absolutely spoke to the President,” Wolff said. “Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don’t know. But it certainly was not off the record.”
“I’ve spent about three hours with the President over the course of the campaign and in the White House,” he continued. “So my window into Donald Trump is pretty significant.”
Wolff admitted that he said “whatever was necessary to get the story,” when asked how he got the access to administration officials.
“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.
“I work like every journalist works,” Wolff said. “I have recordings, I have notes. I am certainly and absolutely, in every way, comfortable with everything I’ve reported in this book.”
“One hundred percent of the people around him” questioned the President’s intelligence and fitness for office, Wolff added.