Trump doubles down against 'Fire and Fury' book, calling it a 'work of fiction'

Trump blamed Stephen Bannon for any access the author had to the White House.

“I think it's a disgrace that somebody's able to have something, do something like that,” Trump said of the book released Friday. “The libel laws are very weak in this country. If they were strong, it would be very helpful.”

The president also pushed back on the notion that writer Michael Wolff had extraordinary access to the West Wing, saying he had never sat with Wolff for an interview related to the book and that the author was never in the Oval Office.

Trump conceded that he participated in what he called a “quick interview” with the author “a long time ago” for an article.

“I guess sloppy Steve brought him into the White House quite a bit, and it was one of those things. That's why sloppy Steve is now looking for a job,” Trump said.

The president also pointed to highlights of his life history in reference to tweets this morning in which he defended his mental fitness and called himself "a very stable genius."

“I went to the best colleges or college," Trump said to the press Saturday. "I had a situation where I was a very excellent student. Came out and made billions and billions of dollars. Became one of the top business people. Went to television. And for 10 years was a tremendous success, as you probably have heard. Ran for president one time and won.”