President Trump calls himself a 'very stable genius'


The US president defended his mental stability comes after Trump and some of his top officials spent the last few days countering claims in author Michael Wolff's explosive new book, "Fire and Fury", about Trump's mental fitness to serve as President.

President Trump had purported that he gave Wolff "zero access" to the White House for the book.

U.S. President Donald Trump has launched a fresh broadside at his former ally and now-nemesis Steve Bannon, accusing him of crying and begging for his job after he was fired from his position as White House Chief Strategist.

President Trump, likely responding to discussion of his mental state raised in a new tell-all book, took to Twitter Saturday to brand himself a "very stable genius", saying his two greatest assets are mental stability and being smart.

"I wouldn't say it is like a Harry Potter release party, but for a political book I haven't seen anything quite like this", said Len Vlahos, co-owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store.

Some people have expressed concerns the book is propaganda meant to slander the president, Phillips said, but he expects it to be one of their best sellers.

The tweets were another sign of Trump's frustration at what he views as unfair treatment by the news media of his presidency amid a federal investigation into whether he or his campaign aides colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which he defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. In addition to that, he lashed out at Bannon, calling him "Sloppy Steve" for giving an interview to Wolff.

That's according to information released by Amazon and Barnes & Noble, which each reported that hardcovers of "Fire and Fury" stood at No. 1 as of midday Friday.

-Reuters contributed to this article.

In Washington, D.C., people waited outside bookstores in extremely cold weather to buy the book. Any response other than that is acquiescence to the idea that this is normal and routine and acceptable.

Trump's attorney has demanded a halt to publication of the book or excerpts. "He should have known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends".

Michael Wolff said on NBC's "Today Show": "Where do I send a box of chocolates?" "That would be the most important voice that you could have if you were looking to write a book about an individual, would be to have some time with him".