OPIOID SERIES:

Wolff: Trump 'aware of who is Jewish' in a way that could be 'creepy'

Wolff: Trump 'aware of who is Jewish' in a way that could be 'creepy'

Michael Wolff, the author of a new book about President's Trump White House, says Trump has a "creepy" ability to recognize who around him is Jewish.

“I think he’s aware of who is Jewish in a way that might give … that feels creepy,” Wolff told “MSNBC Live with Katy Tur.”

ADVERTISEMENT
Tur had asked Wolff a series of questions about Trump, including whether or not he believes the president is an anti-Semite. Wolff said "yes" when asked if he believes Trump is sexist and racist.

Trump's daughter, Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpThe Hill says goodbye to 50 Most Beautiful Japan and France to the rescue The Hill's Morning Report: Hannity drawn into Cohen legal fight MORE, converted to Judaism before marrying Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over alleged election interference The Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos Kushner’s company subpoenaed by federal jury after filing false paperwork MORE, who is an observant Jew, in 2009.

Wolff’s new book, titled “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” has caused a storm since excerpts began becoming public last week ahead of its release.

Trump has denounced Wolff as a “loser,” accusing the author of making up stories for the book.

The book includes explosive quotes from Trump’s former chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, including his remark that a meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer in 2016 was "treasonous." 

Bannon apologized for those remarks in a statement over the weekend.