Author defends questions about Trump's mental fitness

Author defends questions about Trump's mental fitness

"Because that's not... I'm not in your business", said Wolff, contradicting what he'd said a moment earlier. His answer shed light on Trump's notoriously leaky operation.

According to CNN, Trump's medical examination later this week will be conducted by White House physician Dr Ronny Jackson.

Macmillan is the parent organization of Henry Holt and Company, which released the best-selling account of a chaotic administration that features inflammatory quotes from former senior adviser Steve Bannon.

"So everyone's spinning their own PR all the time?".

After excerpts of the book were released last week, Trump unloaded on his chief strategist, saying that Bannon had "nothing to do with me or my presidency" and had "lost his mind" after he was shown the door past year.

The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS. In a statement last week, Rebekah Mercer, a minority stakeholder in Breitbart, said her family hasn't communicated with Bannon "in many months" and provided "no financial support to his political agenda".

Wolff said the president is "bouncing off the walls" over the book, calling his lawyers, "doing what no president should do and what no president has ever done ― trying to accuse an author of invading his privacy and libeling him".

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Wolff said in an interview on NBC's "Today" on January 5: "I spoke to him after the inauguration, yes".

Publishers moved up the book's release date after Trump's attorney called for publication of the book to be halted and for Wolff to apologize.

The White House, however, has said that the examination will not include a psychiatric test, CNN reported. "I generally think that once someone's president - or once someone's even running for office - this should be fair game. And that's the only interaction that he's had".

In the wake of excerpts of Wolff's book being published in New York Magazine, the Trump White House issued a scathing statement against the former White House strategist, with the president saying that Bannon had lost his mind. Press corps members also spotted Wolff at the White House on multiple occasions.

Wolff told NBC on Sunday that "I truly do not want to say the president is a liar", but that he had indeed spoken with Trump for about three hours during and since the campaign.

We rate this statement False.

"Steve was incredibly helpful on this book, and his insights are penetrating, and I don't feel great about putting him in what seems obviously a hard position".

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