Burned by book, Trump takes issue with nation's libel laws


His legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to Wolff and his publisher before its publication, and the book also contributed to a stunning fallout between Trump and Bannon.

"I was hearing Fire and Fury all day and perked up in the morning and realized no one was talking about me", Hansen told ABC News.

Demand for the book has affected brick-and-mortar bookstores as well, with retailers either selling out of the exposé within hours, or still waiting to receive copies of the book from distributors.

The other four branches have one or two copies each, but the library system might order additional copies because of the demand.

Trump's comment about his mental stability appeared to reference reporters during a White House press briefing this week.

Trump denied he had given Wolff open access to his administration, insisting he had never spoken to the journalist for the book, which portrays the president as ignorant and mercurial, and his White House in a state of chaos.

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With orders for more than one million hardcover copies, Wolff's book has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book in publisher Henry Holt's 151-year history.

Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has faced criticism for his background overseeing Breitbart News, with Democrats touting numerous racially tinged and misogynistic headlines that went up under his watch.

The publication date was moved up to January 5 from a planned publication date of January 9 after excerpts of the explosive and controversial book were released last week. Digital sales topped 250,000, and audio sales exceeded 100,000, according to John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, the parent company of the book's publisher, Henry Holt and Co. "This is an underlying principle of our democracy".

"Was that off the record?" she kept asking him.

The ripple effect of the Wolff book has been remarkable. "And as citizens we must demand that President Trump understand and abide by the First Amendment of our Constitution". This consignment of 500 copies are the only books available in shops in the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

By noon January 10, there were 634 holds on print books, 67 holds on books on CD, 140 holds on one eBook version and 56 holds on one eAudio file across the county system.