President Donald Trump has slammed the “very weak” libel laws in the United States as he branded as “a work of fiction” an explosive new book that has raised questions about his mental fitness for office.
“Libel laws are very weak in this country,” Trump said Saturday at the presidential retreat at Camp David, where he is meeting with the Republican leadership and members of his Cabinet.
“If they were stronger, hopefully, you would not have something like that happen where you can say whatever comes into your head,” the president said, referring to Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
The book has caused a storm of controversy and has left Trump facing questions about his mental stability, with quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
It also paints a chaotic and dysfunctional picture of Trump’s election campaign and early months of his presidency.
Trump launched a defense of his…