People in Washington DC lined up at midnight to buy an explosive Trump book — and it sold out at one store in 20 minutes

  • The newly-released tell-all book on the inner-workings of President Donald Trump's administration hit some store shelves at midnight on Friday.
  • One popular bookstore in Washington DC reportedly sold out in 20 minutes.


The newly-released tell-all book on the inner-workings of President Donald Trump's administration was released at midnight on Friday — attracting crowds at one bookstore in Washington DC that had reportedly sold all of its copies in under 20 minutes.

Written by columnist Michael Wolff, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," was released four days ahead of schedule, and one day after Trump's attorney sent a threatening cease-and-desist letter to Henry Holt and Company, the book's publisher.

"We will be selling it at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT," Kramerbooks tweeted Thursday night. Pictures on social media showed a sizeable crowd at the store. A Washington-based BuzzFeed reporter cited a store clerk who said the book had sold out in minutes.

"We see 'Fire and Fury' as an extraordinary contribution to our national discourse, and are proceeding with the publication of the book," the publisher said in a statement on Thursday.

The book has received critical attention after a series of excerpts were released this week, which included various disparaging quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and other eyebrow-raising details of the Trump administration.

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Members past and present of President Trump's inner circle
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Members past and present of President Trump's inner circle
Hope Hicks: Former White House Director of Strategic Communications
Melania Trump: Wife to President Trump and first lady of the United States
Gary Cohn: Former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council
Michael Flynn: Former National Security Advisor, no longer with the Trump administration
Ivanka Trump: First daughter and presidential adviser
Gen. John Kelly: Former Secretary of Homeland Security, current White House chief of staff
Steve Bannon: Former White House chief strategist, no longer with the Trump administration
Jared Kushner: Son-in-law and senior adviser
Kellyanne Conway: Former Trump campaign manager, current counselor to the president
Reince Priebus: Former White House chief of staff, no longer with the Trump administration
Anthony Scaramucci: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: White House press secretary
Donald Trump Jr.: First son to President Trump
Sean Spicer: Former White House press secretary, soon to be no longer with the Trump administration
Jeff Sessions: U.S. attorney general
Steve Mnuchin: Secretary of Treasury
Paul Manafort: Former Trump campaign chairman
Carter Page: Former foreign policy adviser to Trump's presidential campaign
Omarosa Manigault: Former Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison
Jason Miller: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Mike Dubke: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Stephen Miller: Trump senior policy adviser
Corey Lewandowski: Former Trump campaign manager
Eric Trump: Son to President Trump
Rex Tillerson: Former Secretary of State
Sebastian Gorka: Former deputy assistant to the president in the Trump administration, no longer in his White House role
Roger Stone: Former Trump campaign adviser, current host of Stone Cold Truth
Betsy DeVos: U.S. Education Secretary
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White House officials threw cold water on the book's claims and attempted to discredit the author.

"Participating in a book that can only be described as trashy tabloid fiction exposes their sad desperate attempts at relevancy," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a press conference Wednesday.

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