During Michael Wolff‘s appearance today on NBC’s Today, he explained the parts of his new book in which he reports that President Donald Trump is surrounded by advisers who highly doubt his mental fitness.
When Savannah Guthrie kicked off the interview by noting Wolff reported in his book that everyone around the president “questions [Trump’s] intelligence and fitness for office,” the author of Fire and Fury was unequivocal.
“Let me put a marker in the sand her,” Wolff said. “100 percent of the people around him” question his fitness.
“I will tell you the one description that everyone gave, everyone has common. They all say, he is like a child,” Wolff said. “And what they mean by that is he has a need for immediate gratification. It’s all about him…He just has to be satisfied in the moment.”
Guthrie asked Wolff to elaborate on the parts of his book in which Trump is characterized as being less-than-intellectual. The columnist continued to insist that Trump’s senior advisors routinely insult his intelligence, and that in the words of Steve Bannon, “he’s lost it.”
“They say he’s a moron, an idiot,” said Wolff. “I really saw a transformation, not only of Steve, but of everyone…The transformation was: ‘We thought this presidency could work. We thought Donald Trump is an interesting, unique character, and we might be able to do something here.’ And they saw him over that time come to the conclusion, he cannot do this job.”
Earlier in the interview, Wolff responded to Trump’s attacks on him by saying that the president has very little ground to be questioning his credibility.
Watch above, via NBC.
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