The passage explains how Trump fumed over seeing Dean on television comparing the Trump-Russia probe to Watergate and how Trump would talk back to the television about "loyalty".
Ultimately though, it's the loss of the Mercer money - not Trump's goodwill - that could have the larger impact on Steve Bannon's future with Breitbart News.
What's more, even before the book hit the stores, we have a genre of fan fiction taking the narrative and characters beyond the author's wildest dreams.
Apparently scanned right out of the book, he brought us an account of the President's demand to watch The Gorilla Channel on his White House television set. Its publisher instead brought forward the release date, generating excitement for politics junkies that earned comparisons with the launch of a Harry Potter book. Trump plans to undergo a physical exam by a government doctor on Jan. 12 that will be followed by a public statement by the doctor, the White House has said.
The book adds: "It's unclear whether Blair's information was rumor, informed conjecture, his own speculation, or solid stuff".
While Trump said he never spoke to Wolff for the book, the author said he spoke to Trump both during the campaign and after the inauguration.
The book, dismissed by Trump as full of lies, depicts a chaotic White House, a president who was ill-prepared to win the office in 2016, and Trump aides who scorned his abilities. It took 15 minutes for them to sell out. "I feel like that's giving Michael Wolff too much credit". "Melania, to whom Donald Trump had made his solemn guarantee, was in tears - and not of joy".
The book cites former top aide Steve Bannon as describing a meeting with a group of Russians at which Mr Trump's son was present as "treasonous".
"My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on earth at this point", Wolff said. Trump said that Bannon lost his mind! Bannon was an agent of that influence, and the architect. "But it certainly was not off the record". "'Not us, it's him'".
Wolff added: "I will tell you the one description that everyone gave, everyone has in common".
Wolff reiterated his belief that it is becoming a widespread view that Trump is unfit for presidency, telling BBC Radio in an interview overnight that it's a "very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect". But Putin couldn't give a shit about him.
The president was furious with Bannon, and he and his team quickly issued a private ultimatum: Allies had to choose sides - they either support the president or they support Bannon. What they say to any reporter who they relax with and they forget who they're talking to. "I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency".
"This man does not read, does not listen", Wolff said. Plugged-in journalists blessed with advance copies had highlighted passages and tweeted photos of page after page. I hear that he thinks he can come back from this, too. This is an incredibly strong and good leader. "So this is just an absurd allegation by someone who's talked to a lot of disgruntled people at the White House".
"I've never questioned his mental fitness", Tillerson told CNN's Elise Labott.
The book, which was released today earlier than planned, is based on interviews with more than 200 people, including former White House deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh and former adviser Steve Bannon.
The White House has described the book titled 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' as being full of "misinformation".
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