Trump: Wolff's Book a 'Work of Fiction' and Even 'Fake News' Is Against It

| JAN 6, 2018 | 9:54 PM

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.

Wolff claimed he had a three-hour meeting with the president, which Trump refuted on the basis that it allegedly “didn't exist” except in the author's “imagination.”

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.

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