The president takes to Twitter to condemn speculation over his wellbeing
(CRAIG HOWIE, POLITICO) Enraged by widespread speculation about his mental state and fitness for office, President Donald Trump defended himself on Twitter Saturday morning as “very smart” and “a stable genius” amid allegations contained in an incendiary book about the Trump administration released this week.
“Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence…..” the president tweeted at 7:19 a.m.
‘My two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart …’
Several minutes later, Trump added: “…Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. 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!”
Trump had spent much of Friday attacking Michael Wolff, whose book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” has captivated Washington. In a late Friday night tweet, Trump branded the author a “total loser” who had written a “really boring and untruthful book.”
Questions about the president’s mental health had for months been relegated to the sidelines of the country’s political debate. But Wolff’s book has thrust the issue into the mainstream, forcing White House aides to address it head-on in television interviews and at the daily press briefing.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said the book is ridden with falsehoods and is “complete fantasy and just full of tabloid gossip.” Wolff said Friday that he stands by his reporting. Read the full post at Politico.