The author of an explosive book about President Donald Trump said on Friday that "100 percent of the people around him" question his fitness to run the country, but Trump's supporters and spokeswoman strongly defended his ability to hold the office.
"It is incredibly controversial, and a lot of it is bringing up drama, not just about the administration, but within the administration, where you see a lot of chaos that had not really been seen before, hasn't been exposed before", said Wilson.
The author of a controversial book that is highly critical of Donald Trump's first year in the White House has claimed his revelations will eventually "bring down" the US President. They continue to work in the White House, though with loosely defined responsibilities it is unclear how long they will stay there.
The catalyst for this bizarre bombshell is a soon-to-be-released insider book on Trump and his administration by free-lance writer Michael Wolff.
W. Christian was even more effusive, if not outright hyperbolic, in his glowing assessment: "The Bible, the Tao Te Ching, Plato's Republic, Newton's Principia, Darwin's Origin of Species and now Wolff's Fire and Fury, an instant classic concerning the origin of a curious species of orange humanoid currently infesting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue".
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended Mr Trump's mental fitness, responding to claims in the book.
It was no wonder the Trump White House came off from the outside as a confused madhouse, with a president constantly getting mixed messages and making decisions as an ill-informed neophyte would-be politician.
Trump's attorney has demanded a halt to publication of the book or excerpts.
Wolff, a media critic and columnist, responded: "What was I doing there if he didn't want me to be there?"
On Thursday night his principal financial backer, billionaire Rebekah Mercer, publicly withdrew her patronage - a severe blow to Bannon's plans to back a slate of candidates in the midterm elections.
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.
- You can also download a copy from the Apple bookstore on your books app, for $14.99. He said he was "comfortable" with all the reporting in the book.
He told NBC: "They all say he is like a child".
"When you write a book like this, people regret what they said to me", Wolff said in an NPR interview that aired Friday.
However, some rose to the president's defense.
Bannon set up appointments for the author to "come in and visit him over time", Spicer said.
Trump began his Friday tweetstorm by touting the Dow's record-breaking rise above 25,000 on Thursday. The president himself has tweeted that the book is phony. Yesterday, the Guardian and numerous other media houses were talking about it and that may have been a reason why the book moved so rapidly.