Trump says administration taking look at current libel laws

Steve Bannon backs off feedback about Trump Jr.'s assembly with Russians

Steve Bannon backs off feedback about Trump Jr.'s assembly with Russians

President Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to rewrite United States libel law, after a book portrayed him in scathing terms as out of his depth in the White House.

It was unclear whether Trump was referring to a specific statement he believes to be false, but the White House has taken particular issue with author Michael Wolff's account of goings-on in Trump's administration on what it claims is a similar basis. Publisher Henry and Holt says sales for the digital edition exceed 100,000. The company has received orders for more than one million copies, according to a person involved in the book's release.

"I haven't seen this level of interest since the book first came out", Randall Hansen, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, told The Guardian.

His book is now ranked on three Amazon best seller lists, including German history, military aviation history and World War II history. It has stayed on top ever since.

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"Fire and Fury" has been so in demand that retailers have struggled to keep it in stock, with Amazon.com warning of delays of two to four weeks for delivery.

McLean noted that Hillary Clinton's "What Happened", which came out last September, averaged sales of more than 30,000 hardcover copies per day in its opening week.

But Macmillan's CEO, John Sargent, told the Wall Street Journal that there "we would never have predicted" Trump's attacks against the book "and thus never have predicted the full scope of demand".

Bee, who frequently targets President Donald Trump and members of his administration, has now also slammed the book for its inaccuracies.

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