Michael Wolff has spoken in apocalyptic terms at times about President Donald Trump in the aftermath of his explosive new book's release, suggesting it could even help "end his presidency."
Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside Trump's White House has become an instant bestseller with its juicy story of a White House coming apart at the seams, headed by a childish, unfocused, and semi-literate Trump, whose top aides doubt his mental faculties and ability to do the job.
Wolff has said repeatedly that he started the project without a political agenda, but he came away from it believing his work could bring Trump down.
"You know, I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect," Wolff said on BBC Radio. "That, the story that I have told seems to present this presidency in such a way that it says he can't do his job. The emperor has no clothes. Suddenly everywhere people are going: ‘Oh my God, it's true, he has no clothes.' That's the background to the perception and the understanding that will finally end this—that will end this presidency."
Wolff also said people around Trump in the White House believe he will be "sunk" if special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation gets into his finances.
"People don't think in the White House—don't think that he colluded with Russia. … They do think that if the investigation goes near his finances, he's sunk. Everybody, again, to a man," Wolff said on CNBC.