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‘Fire and Fury,’ the book on the Trump White House, flying off Southern California bookstores’ shelves

By in Press Enterprise on January 7, 2018

By Olga Grigoryants

A day after the release of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” – which has stirred controversy by portraying President Donald Trump as unfit for office – some Southern California bookstores are scrambling to stock their shelves with copies of the explosive book.

The book – which Newsweek reports has sold out on major retailers’ websites — gained buzz after excerpts became available online earlier this week, prompting a storm of tweets from Trump – whose lawyer has threatened to sue the book’s publisher.

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Among the book’s draws: an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Trump pushed back on Saturday, taking to social media, where he called Wolff “a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book.” In addition to that, he lashed out at Bannon, calling him “Sloppy Steve” for giving an interview to Wolff.

Trump tweeted that “actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”

Bookstore owners in Southern California say they have experienced long lines and have received a flood of phone calls for the book.

The president said becoming a successful businessman and then president would “ qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”

….Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star…..

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

Some stores were sold out the book within a few hours on Friday.

Among the stores that sold out of the initial […]    

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