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Trump says he is 'like, really smart' in morning tweetstorm

President Trump began his weekend with a flurry of tweets defending his own mental stability and slamming author Michael Wolff's White House tell-all book Fire and Fury. After calling Wolff a "total loser" and slamming his controversial book, in which he reports that members of Trump's team have said the president acts like a "child" who needs instant gratification, Trump went on to tout his own genius.

Wolff detailed one instance in which Trump reportedly couldn't recognize his old friends while on holiday vacation at Mar-a-Lago. "My indelible impression of talking to [Trump's staff] and observing them through much of the first year of his presidency," Wolff said, "is that they all — 100 percent — came to believe he was incapable of functioning in his job."

Last month, a handful of members of Congress met with Yale psychiatry professor Brandy X. Lee to discuss Trump's recent behavior, Politico reported. Lee reportedly told them Trump was "going to unravel, and we are seeing the signs."