Sanders briefed reporters after juicy excerpts from Michael Wolff's new book shocked Trumpworld. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders addressed shocking quotes about President Trump and Donald Trump Jr. from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in Michael Wolff's new book, saying Trump was "furious, disgusted" when he heard about Bannon's quotes.

"I think the president's statement is extremely clear what his position on Mr. Bannon is ... [T]here's not really much to clarify or to add," she added. Trump's base is "very solid" after his break with Bannon, Sanders said.

  • Trump and Bannon last spoke in early December.
  • On Trump's "mental fitness" for office in light of his "nuclear button" tweet: Americans should worry about Kim Jong-un's mental fitness, Sanders said.
  • Sanders said Trump has spoken with Wolff once since taking office, but that "95%" of his visits to the White House had been at Bannon's request.

Go deeper

Updated 2 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Politics: Americans feel Trump's sickness makes him harder to trustFlorida breaks record for in-person early voting — McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election — Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks.
  2. Health: The next wave is gaining steam.
  3. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots — University of Michigan students ordered to shelter-in-place.
  4. World: Ireland moving back into lockdown — Argentina becomes 5th country to report 1 million infections.

Trump threatens to post "60 Minutes" interview early after reportedly walking out

Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Oct. 19. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he was considering posting his interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" prior to airtime in order to show "what a FAKE and BIASED interview" it was, following reports that he abruptly ended the interview after 45 minutes of taping.

Why it matters: Trump has escalated his war on the media in the final stretch of his re-election campaign, calling a Reuters reporter a "criminal" this week for not reporting on corruption allegations about Hunter Biden and disparaging CNN as "dumb b*stards" for the network's ongoing coronavirus coverage.

2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

McConnell urges White House not to strike stimulus deal before election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has urged White House negotiators not to cut a deal with Democrats on new coronavirus stimulus before the election.

Driving the news: McConnell informed Senate Republicans of the move at a closed-door lunch on Tuesday, two people familiar with his remarks tell Axios. McConnell's remarks were first reported by the Washington Post.