White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted Michael Wolff’s new “tell all” book as “sad” and “pathetic.” The literature is packed with negative comments about President Trump.
“It’s sad, pathetic, and our administration and our focus is going to be on moving the country forward,” Sanders stated.
While Sanders did provide some examples, she said she wouldn’t spend time detailing the “numerous mistakes” in a book that was a “complete fantasy and just full of tabloid gossip.”
Her comments followed President Donald Trump’s public rebuke of his former adviser Steve Bannon who, according to Wolff’s book, suggested Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., may have committed treason when he met with a Russian attorney in 2016.
By moving forward with publishing the book, Wolff is disregarding the president’s warnings not to do so. According to ABC News, Trump’s lawyers sent a “cease and desist” letter to Wolff as well as his publisher, demanding that he immediately stop “any further publication, release or dissemination” of his upcoming book, “Fire and Fury.””
Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder said, “Legal action is imminent.”
While asking about that letter, one reporter suggested Trump violated the constitution by censoring Wolff.
“Did the president’s lawyers share with the president the idea that this is a prior restraint and that prior restraints are generally unconstitutional?” the reporter asked.
Sanders referred the question to Trump’s personal attorneys, saying she wasn’t sure about specific details of their conversations.
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