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- The newly released tell-all book on the inner workings of President Donald Trump’s administration hit some store shelves at midnight on Friday.
- One popular bookstore in Washington, DC, reportedly sold out in 20 minutes.
The newly released tell-all book on the inner workings of President Donald Trump’s administration was released at midnight on Friday – attracting crowds at one book store in Washington, DC, that had reportedly sold all of its copies in under 20 minutes.
Written by the columnist Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” was released four days ahead of schedule, and one day after Trump’s attorney sent a threatening case-and-desist letter to Henry Holt and Company, the book’s publisher.
“We will be selling it at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT,” the Washington store Kramerbooks tweeted Thursday night. Pictures on social media showed a sizable crowd at the store. A Washington-based BuzzFeed reporter cited a store clerk who said the book had sold out in minutes.
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) January 5, 2018
“We see ‘Fire and Fury’ as an extraordinary contribution to our national discourse, and are proceeding with the publication of the book,” the publisher said in a statement on Thursday.
The book has received critical attention after a series of excerpts were released this week, including disparaging quotes from the former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and other eyebrow-raising details of the Trump administration.
White House officials disputed the book’s claims and attempted to discredit the author.
“Participating in a book that can only be described as trashy tabloid fiction exposes their sad desperate attempts at relevancy,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a press conference Wednesday.