Scathing Trump Book 'Fire And Fury' Heads To Television

Everyone around Trump thinks he's a charlatan a fool an idiot and someone ultimately not capable of functioning in this job' Wolff said

Everyone around Trump thinks he's a charlatan a fool an idiot and someone ultimately not capable of functioning in this job' Wolff said

Nearly 60,000 print copies of Michael Wolff's Donald Trump exposé Fire and Fury were sold in the United Kingdom last week, but the British public's New Year's resolutions meant the explosive political title was pipped to the No 1 spot - by Tom Kerridge's Lose Weight for Good. According to the Hollywood Reporter, film and TV rights have been snapped up by Endeavor Content in a massive deal that spans into the seven-figure range. Fire and Fury has become that rare thing in political books: a bestseller that drives conversation.

Taking to Twitter earlier this month, the President called Wolff a loser who made up stories to sell his "boring and untruthful book". Written by journalist Michael Wolff, it charts the first year of Donald Trump's presidency in lurid detail. Wolff will executive produce alongside BBC and Channel 4 vet Michael Jackson.

It's certainly great news for Wolff, whose sensational account received the best possible advertising when Trump attacked it directly.

Trump has claimed Wolff had "zero access" to him or the White House.

NPD BookScan, which compiles about 85 per cent of hardcover and paperback sales, told the AP that about 220,000 hardcover copies have sold in all. Instead of complying, publisher Henry Holt moved up publication by four days.

The book continues to dramatically reshape the American political landscape.

Author Michael Wolff stands in the lobby at Trump Tower in January 2017.

Some of Trump's senior-most staff believed that Hicks, one of Trump's longest-serving aides who has acted as a gatekeeper for his interview requests, had authorized their cooperation with Wolff.

Breitbart, the right-wing news website that has supported Mr Trump, announced that Mr Bannon would be stepping down as executive chairman in the wake of his comments.

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