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Handling from fake news to fake book: Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today said that he had to put up with the from the very first day of his presidential campaign and now he has to put up with a fake book, referring to a controversial book that characterises his presidency as inept.

'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' by Michael Wolff, which went on sale on Friday, sent shockwaves throughout the political world as vivid excerpts were released and content from the book led Trump to denounce Steve Bannon, Trump's former

Trump's also sent a cease and desist letter to Bannon and initiated a move to prevent its publication.

Wolff says his work is based on more than 200 interviews and that he took up "something like a semi-permanent seat on a couch in the West Wing" following the president's inauguration for a close-up insight into the fledgling administration.

In an anecdote, billionaire offered Trump's campaign USD 5 million, and Trump is "clueless" as to why Mercer would invest in him, quoted the book as saying.

"I have had to put up with the from the first day I announced that I would be running for Trump said in a tweet Sunday morning before he left the presidential retreat of in for

"Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!" a confident Trump asserted.

Trump spent the weekend in holding meetings with the Republican Congressional leadership planning strategy for the new year.

Twitter, has emerged as the most favoured medium of the US to communicate with his supporters and share his views with the world.

In another tweet of the day, Trump slammed CNN, which he reiterated is a

"of Fake News just got destroyed in his interview with of the Watch the hatred and unfairness of this flunky!" he said.

Taper is one of the top anchors on

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First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 23:20 IST