>> And explosive account of Donald Trump's first year in office started flying off the shelves Friday. The book, Fire and Fury, by author, Michael Wolff, portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House. Salacious excerpts from the book released this week wet reader's appetites. Reuters correspondent Andy Sullivan, in Washington DC, found a bookshop that quickly sold out.
>> It's a sign of the extraordinary interest in this account, drummed up, in part, by President Trump's unprecedented threat to sue to block its publication. In response, the publisher is rushing the book to shelves several days ahead of schedule. If the White House is trying to discredit this account, their attempts seems to have backfired.
>> Lawyers for Trump this week sent legal notices to the author and publisher demanding the cease and desist from circulating the book. The letter, seen by Reuters, threatens possible liable charges. The portrait of the President painted by the book, is to say the least, unflattering.>> It's striking how much Trump is bad mouthed on the record by people who know him best.
Former aide, Katie Walsh, says he's like a child while another aide says that he could not pay attention when somebody tried to describe the Constitution to him.>> The White House has called the book a work of fiction and tried to discredit the author.>> There are numerous mistakes, but I'm not going to waste my time or the country's time, going page by page talking about a book that's complete fantasy and just full of tabloid gossip.
Cuz it's sad, pathetic and our administration and our focus is gonna be on moving the country forward.>> Donald Trump is treating the book like any other news item he doesn't like, lumping it together with a growing list of stories he considers to be part of an effort to undermine the legitimacy of his presidency.
On Friday, he Tweeted, well, now that the collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (Mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out on every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election.