"Only because I went to the best colleges, or college".
A day after the release of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" - which has stirred controversy by portraying President Donald Trump as unfit for office - some Southern California bookstores are scrambling to stock their shelves with copies of the explosive book.
Some stores were sold out the book within a few hours on Friday. "For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an 'idiot.' For Gary Cohn, he was 'dumb as s--.' For H.R. McMaster he was a 'dope.' The list went on", according to the book. "But there is nothing in the US Constitution or on the law books that says the President has to have the kind of conventional empathy, magnanimity and grace that we have come to expect of presidents in the twentieth century [Nixon excepted]".
Bannon, who is also head of the far-right Breitbart News, doubled down on his backing for Trump as well, saying his support was "unwavering.as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama".
"Donald Trump, Jr.is both a patriot and a good man", read Bannon's statement, which CNN obtained Sunday from a source close to Bannon.
Wolff added that Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who also serves as a White House senior adviser, have placed blame on the president for the couple's legal quagmire.
Trump tweeted Sunday that he would handle the "Fake Book" the way Reagan had handled similar situations.
Trump tweeted that "actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart". Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by nearly everyone.
Other worldwide relations experts say the Wolff book is only likely to confirm what informed Washington-watchers already know.
Calling Bannon "Sloppy Steve", Trump said Bannon had "lost his mind" and was "only in it for himself". "I never spoke to him for book".
The book quickly sold out in shops in the U.S. capital, with some even lining up at midnight to get their hands on it and others circulating pirated copies.