Donald Trump has told journalists that the author of a controversial book about his presidency is a “fraud” and his publication is “fiction”.
Michael Wolff, in his book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, claims the president acts like a child and that people around him think he’s mentally unfit for office.
Trump responded angrily to what Wolff had written:
"I consider it a work of fiction and I think it's a disgrace that somebody is able to have something, do something like that," he told reporters during a briefing at Camp David.
"The libel laws are very weak in this country. If they were strong, it would be very helpful. You wouldn't have things like that happen where you can say whatever comes to your head."
He was giving the press conference while meeting with leaders of the Republican Party and also spoke about issues such as North Korea and immigration.
His remarks followed earlier tweets in which he said he went from being a very successful businessman to President of the United States on his first try and added: “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!”
Publishers brought forward the release date of Wolff's book by five days despite receiving a cease and desist letter from Trump’s private lawyer. Copies have sold out in many book stores around the world and online sales have already made it number one on Amazon’s bestseller list.