Trump adds 'Sloppy Steve' to name-calling list


"What they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification", Mr. Wolff said. You shouldnt have said it from the beginning, but now we have to fix it. He wouldnt read it and you couldnt tell him because he wont listen to you.

As Donald Trump completes his first year in office [VIDEO], it's almost as if everyone has their own opinion on the current administration. The president said the author "made up stories" to sell his book, which he called "boring and untruthful".

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Wolff said: "I interviewed Trump two weeks before the Brexit vote and he didn't know what Brexit was". The excerpt refers to Trump's treasury secretary, former chief-of-staff, economic adviser and national security adviser, respectively.

President Donald Trump speaks as he meets with members of the US Coast Guard, who he invited to play golf, at Trump International Golf Club, Friday, December 29, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Trump on Twitter on Thursday called the book "phoney" and "full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist". One popular bookstore, KramerBooks, began selling "Fire and Fury" at midnight Friday.

WOLFF: My intention was to go into the White House and to - and to see what - report what I saw and what I heard.

Wolff said he stands by everything in his book and has notes and recordings to back it up.

Bannon notably did not deny any of his quotes, including calling a Trump tower meeting between the president's son and a Russian attorney 'treasonous and unpatriotic' or saying that the Russia investigation would crack Donald Trump Junior 'like an egg'.

He added that his story "seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can't do his job".

Uttam Dhillon, legal advisor in the White House Counsel's office.

Asked about White House lawyers attempting to block publication, he replied: "Where do I send the box of chocolates?"

"I will quote Steve Bannon - he's lost it", Wolff said, referring to Trump's former strategist.

"The Mercer Family recently dumped the leaker known as Sloppy Steve Bannon". In turn, the publisher responded by releasing the book a week early.

The book's publisher, Henry Holt & Co., was not deterred by the cease-and-desist letter.

Sanders spoke Friday on "Fox and Friends" Friday about Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House". That included Bannon, who was fired in mid-August, representing the right-wing populists at odds with the Republican establishment.