Kimmel noted that the president has already used the nickname twice since making it up on Thursday evening, referencing a Friday morning tweet from POTUS that read, "The Mercer family recently dumped the leaker known as Sloppy Steve Bannon".
"I've never questioned his mental fitness". "Great cover!" his press assistant, Hope Hicks, emailed me after it came out (it was a picture of a belligerent Trump in mirrored sunglasses). She said Wolff never interviewed the president, saying that he "repeatedly begged to see the president". He would come out of this campaign, Trump assured Ailes, with a far more powerful brand and untold opportunities.
Wolff told NBC that he observed a "transformation" in the attitude of Trump's inner circle: Initially, they saw Trump as "an interesting, unique character" with potential for a successful presidency.
Even if this were true, says Ms. Showalter, this is "nothing more than the reassurances one gives oneself when one undertakes a tremendously risky venture".
"Not only is he helping me sell books, but he's helping me prove the point of the book".
Journalist Wolff, no stranger to controversy, quotes several key Trump aides expressing doubt about Trump's ability to lead the world's largest economy and military hegemon. "The libel laws are very weak in this country".
During the meeting in December, lawmakers said they were worried about his mental state. "File it under fiction, right next to the Russian collusion narrative". Stating he didn't authorize access to the White House to Wolff, the book was filled with lies and calling Bannon, 'Sloppy Steve'.
Wolff's book has been heavily criticised by both Trump and Trump's supporters online, with the official GOP Twitter condemning the publication with its own satirical poster.
Trump's tweet did not outright deny speaking to Wolff at all.
Bannon is quoted accusing Trump's eldest son, Don Jr, of "treasonous" contacts with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, and saying the president's daughter Ivanka, who imagines running for president one day, is "dumb as a brick".
But it is Trump himself who is cast in the most unfavourable light.
President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White House, Jan. 28, 2017. And for National Security Adviser HR McMaster, he was a "dope".
Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.
Sanders suggested that Bannon's employer, Breitbart News, should consider firing him.