Trump Tweets That He’s “A Very Stable Genius And “Like, Very Smart”

On Saturday morning, President Trump characterized himself as a “very stable genius” who is “like, really smart” in a series of tweets fired off from the Camp David presidential countryside retreat, where he was supposed to be meeting with lawmakers about 2018 priorities such as infrastructure, the budget, and healthcare.

And as usual, people on Twitter took the chance to mock him.

Another Twitter user hinted at the ongoing assumption that Trump always has Fox News on TV as he took just a few minutes to tweet what the anchors said.

Questions about the president’s mental fitness also appear in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, the salacious new book on the early months of the Trump White House by longtime media writer Michael Wolff.

Fire and Fury is full of dishy gossip, although its veracity is often unclear. Wolff’s book depicts a deeply unprepared, incurious president surrounded by toadying advisers nonetheless concerned about his ability to do the job.

Since its release just a few days ago, it’s already been dominating the political news cycle.

The excerpts from the book released last week tell a mostly familiar big-picture story of chaos during the presidential transition and in Trump’s early months in the White House. Wolff spruces things up, though, with new quotes, anecdotes, and purported personal details — many of which are eye-popping and unflattering.

In a briefing with reporters later on Saturday at Camp David, President Trump said Wolff’s book was a “disgrace” and that the writer, who interviewed him in 2016 for a Hollywood Reporter profile, “does not know me at all.” He declared the book a “work of fiction” and renewed his call for federal libel laws to be strengthened. “Libel laws are very weak in this country. If they were stronger, hopefully, you would not have something like that happen,” he said.

Trump’s bizarre behavior has often prompted questions about his mental state, long before Fire and Fury. On Tuesday, the president unleashed a series of tweets that culminated in a nuclear threat to North Korea. His main argument focused on him having a “much bigger” and “more powerful” nuclear button than Kim Jong-Un.