"The president had a granular understanding of the Constitution".
ED MARTIN: Great to be with you, Scott.
So this afternoon, President Trump released a furious statement in response. Unemployment remains low. Major corporations are making high-profile moves to at least temporarily boost their workers' paycheques. We'll see what happens.
Grimm hit back at the comments Friday, saying they were harmful to the White House. "I'm here to serve his presidency". His longtime friend Roger Ailes, the former head of Fox News, liked to say that if you want a career in television, first run for president. The president has no idea what he's doing. Colbert joked. "I agree with Steve Bannon?"
Lawyers for Trump had called on the book's publisher, Henry Holt & Co, to halt the book's release, originally scheduled for Tuesday. They're going to go right through that.
Wolff in an interview to NBC Today defended his work on Fire and Fury and suggested that he spoke with the President on the record.
Michael Wolff said his book was based on about 200 interviews, and rejected Mr Trump's claims that it was "phony" and "full of lies". Harder also told Reuters that "legal action is imminent" against Bannon. "I wasn't gonna buy the book".
Two former Christie administration insiders were ultimately convicted in the politically motivated scheme to shut down several toll lanes to punish a local mayor who declined to endorse the governor for re-election. "She told him she wouldn't be able to take it", he writes.
CNN has not independently confirmed Wolff's assertions.
The president took note.
The 64-year-old built his four-decade career writing about some of the world's rich and powerful people in seven books and across a wide range of newspapers and magazines. The Trump calculation, quite a conscious one, was different.
Mr Trump says the book is "boring and untruthful" and Wolff a "total loser". I don't think anybody thinks that he tweets with his final pronouncements. "So I think that's a pretty indisputable fact on that front".
Already the book has sold out across bookstores in the U.S., and is proving difficult to find in Ireland, with eager readers able to find the book for download now on Amazon. And they say the man has no class. It was his wife. "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind", he wrote in an official statement - a departure from his usual Twitter outbursts. Donald Trump was a genius.
SIMON: Ed Martin, thanks very much for being with us.