The author of an explosive Donald Trump biography has stormed out of an Australian TV interview after he was quizzed over his claims the president is having an affair.
Michael Wolff, whose ‘Fire and Fury’ has prompted a furious response from Trump, discussed North Korea and gun control on Channel Nine’s Today show before host Ben Fordham turned to the president’s alleged infidelity.
‘You said during a TV interview last month you are absolutely sure that Donald Trump is currently having an affair behind the back of the First Lady. I repeat, you said you were absolutely sure,’ Fordham said.
‘Last week you backflipped and said, “I do not know if the President is having an affair’. Do you owe the President and the First Lady an apology, Mr Wolff?’
Michael Wolff, the author of an explosive Donald Trump biography, has stormed out of an Australian TV interview after he was quizzed over his claims the president is having an affair
Wolff then began to adjust his earpiece and claimed he could no longer hear the breakfast show host.
‘Hold on I can’t… I can’t hear you. Hello?’ he said.
Fordham repeated his question and noted there had been no previous technical issues during the interview.
‘I’m not getting anything,’ Wolff said, to which Fordham responded: ‘You are not hearing me, Mr Wolff?’
The interview was then ended as Wolff walked off set and repeated he ‘couldn’t hear anything.’
Wolff began to adjust his earpiece and claimed he could no longer hear breakfast show host, Ben Fordham
Wolff told Bill Maher in an interview last month he was ‘absolutely sure’ Trump was cheating on the First Lady
Fordham’s co-host Georgie Gardner noted: ‘Gee, that was an unfortunate question to miss, wasn’t it?’
‘I think he may have heard it,’ Fordham responded.
Gardner replied: ‘I think he did. He absolutely did.’
The awkward exchange came after Wolff told Bill Maher in an interview last month there was something in his book readers may have missed.
‘There is something in the book that I was absolutely sure of but it was so incendiary, that I just didn’t have the ultimate proof,’ Wolff said to Maher.
‘Is it a woman thing?’ Maher asked.
‘I didn’t have the blue dress,’ Wolff responded, referencing the dress that became the centrepiece of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinksy affair scandal.
Wolf’s book ‘Fire and Fury’ has prompted a furious response from U.S President Donald Trump
Donald Trump has called Wolff’s biogrphy a ‘Fake Book’ about his presidency
That tipped off Maher to what Wolff might be referring to.
‘Oh, it’s somebody he’s f***king now,’ Maher said, to which Wolff responded: ‘It is. You just have to read between the lines.’
Wolff appeared to backflip on his claims during an interview on Dutch television last week, when he said he ‘did not know’ if the president was having an affair.