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Author Michael Wolff: Trump 'like a pinball shooting off the side'

Author Michael Wolff: Trump 'like a pinball shooting off the side'

"They should be concerned about putting out information that's not true". And throughout the day, they had more than 100 phone calls asking about it. Trump threatened legal action, demanding that Holt withhold the book.

Top New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman called the book "thin but readable".

"Not only is he helping me sell books, but he's helping me prove the point of the book", Wolff said.

On Thursday Rebekah Mercer issued a statement distancing her family from Bannon. Trump supplanted that landmark when he took the oath of office last January, at age 70.

On Wednesday morning, Britain's The Guardian published many quotes from the book, and Bannon has not yet denied their accuracy.

The big-chain bookstores were no different.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders is criticizing former White House adviser Steve Bannon, saying "we've seen a side that is frankly very, very disappointing".

'Fire and Fury' is on reserve at the Springfield Barnes and Noble.

Asked whether Bannon was the main person leaking information to Wolff, Sanders said Bannon "spent a lot more time with reporters than he ever did with the president". The acrimony suggests a permanent split between the president and the strategist who helped him win the White House.

Jimmy Kimmel couldn't pass up the chance to mock "Sloppy Steve" during his show Friday, calling the nickname "a good one". For this reason, he said the White House is "sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five" hurricane. I think Steve Bannon has played a poor card. That included Bannon, who was fired in mid-August, representing the right-wing populists at odds with the Republican establishment. "That the president is somewhat like a child". As for the rest of the book, said Petrocelli: "Well, I opened one and it was so shocking that I really wanted to race into my office and do nothing but read it". "Too bad!", tweeted Trump.

Wolff said he conducted about 200 interviews with people close to Trump and the White House in order to paint a picture of the first nine months of the president's term.

The book claims that for "Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, the president was an 'idiot.' For Gary Cohn, he was 'dumb as shit.' For H.R. McMaster, he was a 'dope.' The list went on".

Trump has dismissed the book as full of lies.

Wolff said Friday he had spoken to Trump since the inauguration.

"I don't describe him as childlike, every person in the White House".

Trump's attorney has demanded a halt to publication of the book or excerpts.