Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump complains about 'Fake Book,' likens himself to Reagan

Trump complains about 'Fake Book,' likens himself to Reagan

Bannon said Sunday he is behind Trump 100 percent.

Trump responds to Michael Wolff's book about his campaign and the early days of his presidency: "I consider it a work of fiction".

The tweets were another sign of Trump's frustration at what he views as unfair treatment by the news media amid a federal investigation into whether he or his campaign aides colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign, in which he defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump said Democratic critics and the US news media were bringing up the "old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence" since they have not been able to bring him down in other ways. "Whether he realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it certainly was not off the record", said Wolff.

President Donald Trump's broken with his populist, "alt-right" ally, Breitbart boss Stephen Bannon, over the fired presidential chief strategist's quotes, such as the one calling Donald Jr.'s infamous meeting with Russian operatives "treasonous".

"It's a disgrace that he can do something like this", Trump told reporters at a press conference in the Camp David, a picturesque presidential retreat of Maryland, where he is holding meetings with his Republican leaders in the Congress.

Will the book affect Trump's presidency and U.S. foreign policy? At times when he was president, Reagan seemed forgetful and would lose his train of thought while talking.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who said Trump was "completely fit" to lead the country, said he paused before answering because it was such "a ludicrous question". Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1994, five years after he left the White House.

Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, who has tried to bring order to a chaotic White House, said he had not seen the tweets until reporters showed them to him just before Trump spoke about noon. "It's in his imagination", Trump said Saturday. "Trump is going to get worse and will become uncontainable with the pressures of the presidency".

To back his claim accusing Trump of high misdemeanors, Green cited incidents such as Trump's blaming both sides for violence at a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his sharing of hateful, anti-Muslim videos posted online by a fringe British extremist group. "No one questions the stability of the president", Haley said.

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