While appearing on NBC's “Today” on Friday, controversial author Michael Wolff defended his new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and portrayed President Donald Trump as someone his advisers saw as child-like and potentially unfit to serve in the Oval Office.
When NBC host Savannah Guthrie asked Wolff about his claim that all of the people around Trump questioned his intelligence and fitness for office, Wolff confirmed it was “100 percent of the people around him.”
“I spoke to people who spoke to the president on a daily, sometimes minute-by-minute basis,” Wolff said of his sourcing for the book.
Wolff said he found a common thread among advisers' perceptions of the president: “He is like a child.”
“And what they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification. It's all about him,” Wolff said.
As an example, Wolff said Trump attempted to gratify himself by issuing a cease and desist letter to Wolff, even though advisers thought it was a bad idea.
In a tweet on Thursday night, Trump attempted to discredit Wolff's book, which he said was “full of lies, misrepresentations, and sources that don't exist.”
Wolff welcomed that tweet, however, saying it not only helped him sell books but helped prove his point about Trump.
“What I say is, where do I send the box of chocolates?” Wolff asked.
Trump also claimed Wolff never spoke to him, something Wolff refuted during his interview on “Today.”
“I absolutely spoke to the president,” Wolff told Guthrie. “Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know. But it certainly was not off the record.”
Wolff said he has recordings and notes from his interviews, but he refused to say whether he would release the recordings after Guthrie asked him.
“Would you release any of those recordings since your credibility is being questioned?” Guthrie asked.
“My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than perhaps anyone who has ever walked on earth,” Wolff responded.
Watch Wolff's interview below, via NBC.