Wallace said, according to a former senior White House official, that the communications office told staffers early in the administration to "play ball" with Wolff. Trump has said the book is full of lies.
President Trump moved to further isolate his former chief strategist on Friday, following a chaotic 48 hours leading up to the release of a tell-all book that Stephen Bannon helped to facilitate.
"Suddenly everywhere people are going, 'Oh my God, it's true, he has no clothes'".
Wolff also describes that on the day of Trump's inauguration last year, the billionaire "was angry that A-level stars had snubbed the event", adding he was "visibly fighting with his wife, who seemed on the verge of tears".
He added: "What they mean by that is he has the need for instant gratification". Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Jonathan Lemire says Wolff had 'largely unfettered access' to the West Wing compared to other White House reporters. They have follow-up orders in with the publisher, but when more books will arrive remains a question mark. Wolff said insiders say President Trump acts "like a child".
Where there was once praise for Bannon among Breitbart readers, they've now turned to anger and incredulity that he would ever question a meeting between the younger Trump and a Russian.
"Anybody who works for Donald Trump, he thinks their job is to protect him".
"I've never questioned his mental fitness".
"I'm here to serve his presidency. That's also why the American people chose him".
The book doesn't provide evidence of Trump being unfaithful, however, nor does it specify which of his three marriages the claim referred to.
And on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah made light of the fact that many critics are skeptical that all of the anecdotes in Fire and Fury are accurate.
The President has gone to his Camp David retreat, hoping to steady the ship by concentrating on policy and looming elections in talks with congressional leaders.
A new and sharply critical book about Donald Trump's first year in office went on sale Friday, four days earlier than planned.
"Ladies and gentlemen, here you have the President of The United States (feeling nauseous as I type those words) confirming yet again via Twitter what an embarrassment he is", one Twitter user wrote. He said whether he "realized it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it was certainlynot off the record".