After the early release of Michael Wolff's White House tell-all, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” many Trump critics are using comments made in the book to renew questions about President Donald Trump's mental stability and competence.
But some, President Trump included, have used the book to call into question Wolff's credibility as an author and a journalist:
Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad! https://t.co/mEeUhk5ZV9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
But it wasn't just President Trump — several are now denying the accuracy of quotations attributed to them in Wolff's book. When Wolff sat in on a taping of ABC's “The View,” he made the mistake of opening the door: “Let's remember who my credibility is being questioned by.”
Meghan McCain then took a moment to deliver a full list:
"New York Times's Maggie Haberman, New York Times's John Martin, David Brooks, CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Tony Blair, Tom Barrack, Kate Walsh, Anna Wintour — all denying quotes.
Washington Post reporter Mark Berman was in the Four Seasons the same time as Ivanka Trump. You admitted mixing up Mark with Mike Berman.
Trump 'needed the Constitution explained to him' — his advisers say Nunberg has fabricated stories in the past.
This goes on and on. The age of the White House communications director. There are a lot of factual errors in here."
Wolff responded only by saying he regretted mixing up the Berman brothers.
You can watch the uncomfortable segment below, via ABC.