Michael Wolff, the author of the controversial 'Fire and Fury,' told CNN's Don Lemon that Donald Trump couldn't "put one coherent sentence" together and that it would "irresponsible" if one did not question his mental fitness for office.
Lemon wondered if Trump's reported "truncated schedule" where he "starts late and ends early" has to do with incoherency.
"Do you think that this sort of truncated schedule that has been reported that the president has has something to do with that? That he starts late and ends early?" the CNNer asked.
From Wolff's interview on Monday's CNN Tonight:
DON LEMON, CNN: Did you -- when you interviewed him were you thinking, oh my God.
MICHAEL WOLFF, 'FIRE AND FURY' AUTHOR: I certainly was.
WOLFF: Because it's completely alarming. The guy can't go put one coherent sentence after another. He's off, he can't stay on subject. He can't stay on point. And then you come back to the same off point thing he said five minutes ago, he's now saying again.
LEMON: Do you think that this sort of truncated schedule that has been reported that the president has has something to do with that? That he starts late and ends early?
WOLFF: I certainly wouldn't be surprised. But I also know that when he went into the White House
LEMON: So you, you say that the 25th Amendment is brought up all the time in the White House. How exactly?
WOLFF: in the -- it's sort of a curious measure, you know, and half, I don't know if it's half the joke or but it's like one of the things they say. Well, that was weird, but it's not, it's not 25th Amendment weird. Yeah.
LEMON: How many times would you say you heard that?
LEMON: 20 times? By top level people.
WOLFF: Yeah. I don't know what -- well --
LEMON: In what context?
WOLFF: In that people talk, all of them talk about how alarming the president in his actions in his conversations is. So, therefore, it's a measure. How alarming is it? Is it just Donald Trump being Donald Trump and sometimes they would say that. It's Donald Trump, but sometimes they would say, okay, that's -- it's bad. Is it 25th Amendment bad?
LEMON: I want to ask you about this because do you remember when Ronald Reagan towards the end, and when Nancy Reagan was finishing his sentences, and I guess the media back then didn't really want to talk about it. Do you think that that's happening now? Do you think that it's okay to question the fitness of the sitting president of the United States?
WOLFF: I think, I think it's -- it would be irresponsible not to. Of course.
LEMON: And so, for those who are saying that it is grotesque and that it is awful and that it has been the dignity to question the fitness of Donald Trump --
WOLFF: Those are obviously people who want not to -- not to question the fitness of Donald Trump.
And they don't want to question the fitness of Donald Trump in part because it's such an unavoidable question.