Donald Trump 'Chronically Unfaithful' to Melania Trump, 'Fire and Fury' Book Claims

Donald Trump "chronically unfaithful" to Melania, book claims
Donald Trump and Melania Trump arrive at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for Midnight Mass in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 24, 2017. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty

President Donald Trump is accused of being a "chronically unfaithful husband" to first lady Melania Trump in Michael Wolff's explosive new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

It is just the latest revelation from the book that has dominated the news agenda all week. In earlier extracts released ahead of publication Friday, Wolff paints a bleak picture of the first marriage. The author claims Trump called Melania a "trophy wife" and took pleasure in bedding the wives of his friends.

Wolff also says Melania was "inconsolable" during Trump's presidential campaign in 2016 after malicious rumors and old nude photos from her modeling career were published across the globe. The New York Post used a naked modeling photo on its cover in July 2016.

Today's cover: Melania Trump like you've never seen her before

— New York Post (@nypost) July 31, 2016

"Inconsolable, she confronted her husband," Wolff says. "Is this the future? She told him she wouldn't be able to take it."

Among the rumors that unsettled the first lady were allegations published by the Daily Mail that she once worked as an escort. Melania's lawyers sued the U.K. newspaper. The Mail agreed to pay the first lady damages in April 2017 and offered an apology.

Fire and Fury was rushed on sale Friday, five days ahead of its original publication date, after Trump's lawyers tried to block its release.

On Friday night, Trump called Wolff a "total loser" on a Twitter missive:

Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018

The first lady's spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, told CNN Friday that the claims in Fire and Fury are false.

"The book is a work of fiction. It is a long-form tabloid that peddles false statements and total fabrications about Mrs. Trump. In short, it's irresponsible and yet another 'journalist' looking to profit off the Trump family and this administration," said Melania's communications director.