Politics Trump rejects accusations in critical book, describes self as 'stable genius'

15:51  06 january  2018
15:51  06 january  2018 Source:   reuters.com

CIA boss Pompeo vehemently defends Trump against 'Fire and Fury,' calls book 'absurd'

  CIA boss Pompeo vehemently defends Trump against 'Fire and Fury,' calls book 'absurd' CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Sunday vehemently defended his boss President Trump against allegations made in the new tell-all book “Fire and Fury” about the president’s competency, saying the statements are “absurd, just pure fantasy.” “I'm with him almost every day,” Pompeo told “Fox News Sunday.” “We talk about some of the most serious matters facing America and the rest of the world, complex issues. The president is engaged. He understands the complexity, asks really difficult questions from our team at CIA. I've watched him do that.

Via Twitter on Saturday, Trump hit back at those characterizations, and described himself as a "very stable genius ." "Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart," Trump said.

Is he? Who knows? Others, like Danny Tarkanian, stood by him despite the criticism . He is a political creature of almost entirely id. In the book , Bannon is quoted calling Ivanka Trump , "dumb as a brick". "So he's like a pinball, just shooting off the sides".

In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump again slammed Michael Wolff's explosive tell-all. © Evan Vucci In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, President Donald Trump again slammed Michael Wolff's explosive tell-all. LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump described himself on Saturday as a “very stable genius,” following the publication of a highly critical book that questioned his ability to do the job.

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” Trump said on Twitter.

“I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star ... to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius .... and a very stable genius at that!” he added.

Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” was an instant bestseller on Friday. The book, dismissed by Trump as full of lies, depicts a chaotic White House, a president who was ill-prepared to win the office in 2016, and Trump aides who scorned his abilities.


Trump book author says his revelations will bring down U.S. president .
The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump's time in the White House.Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" that Trump is not fit to do the job was becoming a widespread view.

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