The release of Michael Wolff's book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” has been met with mixed reactions.
On the one hand, some cite it as another example of President Donald Trump's inability to be a proper leader. However, others have refuted the book's claims as untrue and a poor attempt to discredit the president.
Trump has repeatedly tweeted his contempt for the book, and on Saturday, he addressed the new best-seller during a press conference at Camp David.
While the accounts shed an extremely negative light on the president, Trump did manage to find a silver lining. He told reporters:
“What I was heartened by — because I talk about fake news and the fake news media — really was the fact that so many of the people that I talk about in terms of fake news actually came to the defense of this great administration and even myself because they know the author and they know he's a fraud.”
Trump pointed to some of Wolff's “past books,” including his work on Rupert Murdoch, which he claimed contained a lot of false information.
“I consider it a work of fiction,” the president said of the exposé.
He also said it was “disgraceful” that someone could “say whatever comes to your head” because of America's loose libel laws.