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Pompeo defends Trump's mental abilities

ANI  |  Washington DC [U.S.A.] 

Pompeo made the statement while defending the US after a book questioned Trump's mental abilities in filtering information presented to him.

The CIA termed the allegations made in the book as "absurd".

quoted Pompeo as saying, "The reads material that we provide to him. He listens closely to his daily briefing."

On Saturday, Trump, in a public defence of his histrionics, went on a spree, branding himself as a "very stable genius."

This comes as Michael Wolff's book 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' included depictions which paint Trump as uninformed, at times an erratic and a childish

"Actually," the president said, "throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart."

"I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!" he said.

has recently termed the book as a work of "complete fantasy".

The president also touted his stunning victory in the 2016 and his career in television and business.

"I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star..... (on my first try),"Trump wrote.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 03:40 IST