Metro bookstores struggling to keep new Trump book in stock

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: As he walked to Marine One, President Trump paused to talk to reporters gathered on the frozen south lawn of the White House. "I mean, this is extraordinary that the president of the United States would try to stop the publication of a book".

"Suddenly everywhere people are going, 'oh my God, it's true, he has no clothes'".

The tweet was a reference to donor Rebekah Mercer issuing a statement to the Washington Post distancing herself from Bannon.

"He (Wolff) used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job". Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. White House staffers have told reports that in the past.

As the controversy promised to overshadow a scheduled meeting between the US president and the Republican party leadership in Camp David this weekend, fresh allegations emerged in US media on Friday about the president's attempts to dissuade attorney general Jeff Sessions from stepping aside from the Russia investigation.

"They all say he is like a child".

The drama began Wednesday when Bannon was quoted in an excerpt from author Wolff's book, Fire and Fury. Now Trump, encouraged by Ailes, was floating rumors about a Trump network.

"It's tragic and unfortunate that Steve would make these grotesque comments so out of touch with reality and obviously so vindictive", White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said on CNN's "State of the Union". His ultimate goal, after all, had never been to win. "That's also why the American people chose him".

Mr Wolff however insisted that he "absolutely" spoke to the president, adding whether he "realised it was an interview or not, I don't know, but it was certainly not off the record".

The White House has disputed the veracity of Wolff's reporting.

"My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility of any man who has walked on Earth to this point", Wolff said.

And, even in defending Trump, the former ExxonMobil chief executive admitted he has had to learn how to relay information to a president with a very different decision-making style. I never spoke to him for book. Trump said earlier this week that Bannon had "lost his mind".

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At the Barnes & Noble locations in Bethlehem and at the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, stock sold out within 15 minutes of the stores opening.

"It is incredibly controversial, and a lot of it is bringing up drama, not just about the administration, but within the administration, where you see a lot of chaos that had not really been seen before, hasn't been exposed before", said Wilson.

  • Leon Brazil