Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff says everyone he talked to compared Donald Trump to a child

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      A new and damning book about Donald Trump is being released today, ahead of schedule, and the writer is thrilled by the White House's attempts to discredit it.

      Michael Wolff, author of Fire and Fury: Inside the White House, told NBC Today that a cease-and-desist letter sent to his publisher is helping book sales.

      "Where do I send the box of chocolates?" Wolff quipped.

      According to Wolff, Trump does not read and does not listen.

      "He's like a pinball just shooting off the sides."

      The author also said that everyone he spoke to in the White House said that Trump is like a child.

      "He has a need for immediate gratification," Wolff claimed. "It's all about him."

      Wolff maintained that he stands behind everything in the book, and he has reportedly kept the tapes from his interviews.

      During the interview, the author also cited former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's quote in the book that Trump "has lost it".

      Trump has since fired back with a tweet slamming Bannon, who was his campaign manager.

      Prior to the interview, Trump also contradicted Wolff by claiming that the two men never spoke.

      Below, you can see videos about how all of this is playing out in the U.S. media, starting with Anderson Cooper's remarks last night on CNN.

      Anderson Cooper highlights some blockbuster revelations from Wolff's book.

      Trump's right-wing friend, Newsmax CEO and Mar-a-Lago member Chris Ruddy, went on CNN to defend the president.

      "He is not psychologically unfit," Ruddy said. "He has not lost it."

      In this video, see clips of Wolff's criticisms of Trump, followed by a lengthy defence of the president from Chris Ruddy, president and CEO of Newsmax Media.

      The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, gave a lengthy denunciation of the book in her press briefing yesterday.

      White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stands up for her boss.

      We can only guess what's to come on Saturday Night Live.