Unprecedented demand in Ireland for Fire and Fury while Trump blasts explosive 'phony' book
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Unprecedented demand in Ireland for Fire and Fury while Trump blasts explosive 'phony' book

THERE's an unprecedented demand in Ireland for the explosive Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Irish booksellers have said. 

Easons and Dubray Books have both said there is an unprecedented demand for the book which has launched with much furore in the US and is due to be released in Ireland on January 9.

However, both bookshops have begun taking pre-orders online and the book is available in Kindle format now from Amazon.

Maria Dickenson, managing director of Dubray Books, told TheJournal.ie that there has been unusually high interest in the book.

She said: “There’s been a lot of interest in the book, especially online.

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“It’s very unusual that something like this happens, where we don’t know about a book being released until two days beforehand.”

Meanwhile Easons said there had been a strong demand for the book online and that the first print run may sell quickly, adding that while they hope to have the book in some stores on Tuesday, it might be Wednesday in others due to transport and logistics.

Author Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" quotes key Trump aides, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon, expressing serious doubt about his fitness for office.

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It portrays Mr Trump as not particularly wanting to win the US presidency in 2016 and being unprepared for the job.

Mr Trump has dismissed it as "full of lies" and invented sources, tweeting last night that: "I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book.

"Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist. Look at this guy's past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!"

Mr Trump has dismissed it as "full of lies" and invented sources, tweeting last night that: "I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book.

In an interview with the Today Show on NBC, Mr Wolff said that he "absolutely spoke to the President... whether he realised it was an interview or not I don't know, but it certainly wasn't off the record."

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Mr Wolff said he spent about three hours with Mr Trump over the course of his successful election campaign and also in the White House following his inauguration last January.

He added that he also "spoke to people who spoke to the President on a daily, sometimes minute-by-minute basis."

Earlier this week, Mr Trump instructed his lawyers to try to block the release of the book, but the publishers responded by moving the release date up by four days to today citing unprecedented demand as the reason for bringing the book out early.

The author said that in issuing a 'cease and desist' letter via his lawyers, Mr Trump was helping both to sell copies of the book and also to prove the point of the book.

He added that this is how Mr Trump has approached "everything" for the past 35 years, by attacking people and sending legal correspondence.