Washington: United States President Donald Trump, in a public defence of his histrionics, on Saturday, went on a Twitter spree, branding himself as a "very stable genius."
This comes as Michael Wolff's book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' included depictions which paint Trump as uninformed, at times an erratic and a childish president.
In his defence, Trump wrote:
....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.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
....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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Trump's fitness to serve at press briefings two days in a row this week, the Hill reported.
Hitting back at the questions, Sanders on "Fox & Friends, "said, what "is really mentally unstable is people that don't see the positive impact that this president is having on the country."
"It's absolutely outrageous to make these types of accusations and it's simply untrue, and it's sad that people are going and making these desperate attempts to attack the president," she added.
The president had, earlier, purported that he gave Wolff "zero access" to the White House for the book. Wolff, hit back at the president, by saying that his credibility was being questioned by a man who has "less credibility than anyone who walks on Earth." The author also scoffed at Trump's credibility.
The White House, however, said that Trump never sat down with Wolff.
Trump's lawyers had tried to block publication of the book. However, the book has now gone on sale.