Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Stung by Wolff Book, Trump Calls for Stronger US Libel Laws

Lisa Bryan | 12 January, 2018, 03:35

When Michael Wolff appeared on ABC's "The View" on Wednesday to discuss his new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, most of the show's co-hosts appeared to cheer him on, but Meghan McCain was ready with tough questions for the author.

Still, Trump thanked the journalists in front of him, joking: "You've gotten very familiar with this room".

President Donald Trump reasserted his desire to strengthen libel laws Wednesday, days after the publication of a book that gave an unflattering, behind-the-scenes look at the Trump White House.

While the new book, which casts the president in a decidedly unflattering light, has received mixed reviews, North Korea has come to the conclusion that its popularity "foretells Trump's political demise", asserting that its impressive sales represent "rapidly surging anti-Trump sentiments in the worldwide community".

Trump took the extraordinary step Saturday of using Twitter to defend his fitness for office, insisting he is "like, really smart" and, indeed, a "very stable genius".

"Wolff gathered some of his accounts by simply sitting in the White House and listening.


Trump is semi-literate! Ivanka wants to be the first female President!". Trump has taken aim at "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" and author Michael Wolff, calling the book "boring and untruthful" and declaring that Wolff is a "totally discredited author".

In what was seen as an attempt to show Trump is mentally fit and in command, the president had kept a pool of reporters, including a TV camera, inside of a meeting he had on Tuesday with United States lawmakers on immigration. "I mean, that's the thing, everybody goes around saying he doesn't read anything", Wolff said.

"Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was". Eventually there'll be a made-for-reality TV reunion of sorts between the two.

And just as Bannon started backtracking his statements, the coffin was sealed, says Lindorff.

Before holding a cabinet meeting earlier today, President Donald Trump sat in front of reporters and delivered a series of remarks. The other luxury is I get to sit back and watch and absorb and produce a story.

Following the publication of "Fire and Fury", Rodriguez did a mock version of the cover he would have created for Wolff's book, and the image went viral.

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