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Trump Expose 'Fire & Fury' Being Optioned For TV Series

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The book portrays Trump as ignorant and unprepared for the role of President of the United States.

Since publication on January 5, Michael Wolff's book looking inside the first year of Donald Trump's administration, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has generated both controvery and incredible sales numbers. Now, Endeavor Content (a combination of offices of WME and IMG) has bought the rights to the tell-all with intent to create a television series out of it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The book portrays Trump as ignorant and uprepared for the role of President of the United States, and is based on more than 200 interviews Wolff says he conducted as well as inside experience in the White House and around Trump himself. Publicity has been generated from Trump's reaction to the book--responding to its publication, he said in a statement:

"We are going to take a strong look at our country's libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about a person, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts."

Trump also had lawyers send a cease and desist letter to Wolff's publishers, Henry Holt and Co. The book sold out in bookstores within minutes, debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and is Holt's best selling publication of all time.

Stephen Bannon, who is quoted throughout the book and at one point as calling the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous," left his position at Breitbart News in the wake of publication.

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