The author of an explosive new book about President TrumpDonald TrumpYoungkin ad features mother who pushed to have 'Beloved' banned from son's curriculum White House rejects latest Trump claim of executive privilege Democrats say GOP lawmakers implicated in Jan. 6 should be expelled MORE’s White House said that “everyone” he talked to for the book said Trump “is like a child.”
Michael Wolff, author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” said on the “Today Show” Friday that the one description of Trump “everyone has in common” is comparing him to a child.
“He has a need for immediate gratification; it’s all about him,” Wolff said.
He added that Trump “does not read, does not listen.”
“He's like a pinball, just shooting off the sides,” Wolff said.
The author said Trump’s lawyers sending a cease-and-desist letter to his publisher to try and block the book is an example of Trump’s need for immediate gratification.
“I still have sources in the White House and I know everybody was going, ‘we should not be doing this; this is not smart,'” Wolff said.
“And he just insists, he just has to be satisfied in the moment.”
Wolff also said that he saw key staffers to Trump, like former chief strategist Stephen Bannon, go through a “transformation” and “come to the conclusion [Trump] cannot do this job.”
Trump and his White House attacked the book in the days before its publication, calling it "sad" and "pathetic."
Trump disputed the comments made about him in the book by figures like Bannon, saying that Bannon "lost his mind."
Trump's lawyers reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to the book's publisher, Henry Holt & Company, threatening to sue if the book was published. However, the book's release date was moved up by four days to Friday due to high demand.