Someone Spoofed Michael Wolff's Book About Trump And It's Comedy Gold

She also tweeted, "several things that are true and several that are not".

Others, like Danny Tarkanian, stood by him despite the criticism. The publisher moved up the release by four days. On Friday afternoon, as he left the White House for a weekend at Camp David, he ignored shouted questions from reporters about whether he had read the book himself yet.

"They had a very short conversation, but he never interviewed the president about the book".

On Wednesday morning, Britain's The Guardian published many quotes from the book, and Bannon has not yet denied their accuracy.

Sanders says staffers now see a side of Steve Bannon that is "very, very disappointing". He said he has been with the president, and said, "He is not psychologically unfit".

On Thursday, Trump said that Bannon "has nothing to do with me or my presidency". The acrimony suggests a permanent split between the president and the strategist who helped him win the White House.

- Reuters picLONDON, Jan 6 - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year as US president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump's time in the White House. You hear more intelligent, mature dialogue from children in the playground.

Bannon is quoted accusing Trump's eldest son Don Jr of "treasonous" contacts with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, and saying the president's daughter Ivanka, who imagines running for president one day, is "dumb as a brick". "I will quote Steve Bannon: 'He has lost it'".

Mr Trump speaks via a video monitor to journalists in a daily press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Mr Trump speaks via a video monitor to journalists in a daily press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sanders also called Wolf "a guy who made up a lot of stories to try and sell books".

In an interview with NBC ahead of its publication, Wolff said that "100 percent of the people around" Trump, "senior advisers, family members, every single one of them, questions his intelligence and fitness for office".

On Thursday, lawyers representing the president called on the book's publishers to stop the book's release. On "Today", Wolff said the president's action boosted sales.

Wolff said Friday he had spoken to Trump since the inauguration. And in Sacramento, local bookstores say they were inundated with calls from people asking for the book.

Trump's attorney has demanded a halt to publication of the book or excerpts.

"Ladies and gentlemen, here you have the President of The United States (feeling nauseous as I type those words) confirming yet again via Twitter what an embarrassment he is", one Twitter user wrote.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating possible collusion as part of a broader probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

It already has cost him a key backer.

  • Gilberto Valderrama