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Bannon: 'I regret' delay in responding to book

Bannon: 'I regret' delay in responding to book

The remarkable spectacle of Trump defending his mental stability comes after the President and some of his top officials spent the last few days countering claims in author Michael Wolff's new book, "Fire and Fury", about Trump's mental fitness to serve as President.

The furious White House briefing, the futile cease and desist letter issued by Donald Trump's lawyers, and the enraged statement and subsequent tweets from the President of the United States served to provide a launchpad for Wolff that money couldn't buy. Now cut off from political and financial supporters, the alt-right media firebrand called the Trump scion a "patriot" and said he regretted that his delay in responding to "inaccurate reporting" had diverted attention from the president's first-year accomplishments.

The CNN interview quickly grew heated.

"Let me be very clear, this is a book of fiction". "We have a bold agenda for 2018", he said.

Donald Trump oddly pointed to the media's coverage of Ronald Reagan as the president scrambled to bolster his image as mentally fit, characterizing himself as a "very stable genius and "being, like, really smart".

He told BBC Radio in an interview broadcast on Saturday that his book is creating "the perception and the understanding that will finally end ... this presidency".

The book paints President Donald Trump and his administration in an unflattering light and has dominated headlines all week, while also stoking Trump's and his allies' ire.

Later that evening, the president was on Twitter at Camp David, the presidential countryside retreat, slamming the author of a new book about him as a "total loser" and describing a former top adviser's firing as being "dumped like a dog".




"I literally kind of knocked on the door and said, 'Can I come in?' and they said, 'OK.' And I came in, I sat on the couch and that's the point of view I've written this", he recounted. "Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!"

"I think it's a disgrace that somebody's able to have something, do something like that", Trump said of the book released Friday.

Wolff added that Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who also serves as a White House senior adviser, have placed blame on the president for the couple's legal quagmire.

Wolff says his book has included more than 200 interviews, many of which were taped.

Chatter about Trump's mental fitness for office has intensified in recent months on cable news shows and among Democrats in Congress.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders this past week called such suggestions "disgraceful and laughable".

Trump said Democratic critics and the USA news media were bringing up the "old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence" since they have not been able to bring him down in other ways. "Ran for president one time and won".

"The story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it say he can't do his job".

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