Bookstores in major US cities report selling out of the initial order of a book about the Trump White House on the first day.
President Donald Trump’s legal threat aimed at Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House appears to have had the effect of making the book an early 2018 hot-selling title.
On its first day of release, bookstores in major cities like Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles reported selling out of the initial order, and other shops in places like Oxford, Mississippi, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, also said that buyers quickly snatched up copies of their first batch.
Amazon already has the title on back order, with a ship date of two to four weeks.
The book by Michael Wolff portrays Trump as unprepared and unfit for the demands of the presidency, and a White House in chaos in its initial six months. Trump has said that the book is “full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist.”
Wolff said that he based the book on more than 200 interviews, and had access to the White House and Trump himself. He said on TV that he “absolutely” defended the contents of the book. He also said that he has audio recordings of interviews and extensive notes.
But some reporters pointed out inaccuracies. even if they don’t challenge the substance of the book. Wolff writes that Mark Berman, national reporter for the Washington Post, was among those having breakfast at the Four Seasons in Georgetown one morning early in the administration. Berman said he has never been to the restaurant.