Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said that the book is full of “false and fake information” and Trump believes that it shouldn’t be published.
The White House on Thursday said that Donald Trump does not believe that an explosive book making sensational claims about his time as president should go on sale January 9.
Interestingly, the publisher responded hours later, saying they agreed, and bumped up the release by four days.
Fire and Fury has now hit shelves on Friday, January 5.
One of Trump's personal lawyers demanded on Thursday morning 'Fire and Fury,' by columnist Michael Wolff, be shelved because of what he said were maliciously false claims made in the book against the president.
Furthermore, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Thursday afternoon that the book is full of “false and fake information” and that Trump ‘clearly believes that it shouldn’t be’ published.
She went on to add that it is completely tabloid gossip, full of false and fraudulent claims,' she said.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Henry Holt, the publisher, confirmed that due to unprecedented demand, they are moving the on-sale date for all formats of "Fire and Fury," by Michael Wolff, to Friday, January 5, at 9 a.m. ET.
On the other hand, Sanders had insisted that while the president believes in the First Amendment, he suggested that libel and defamation can outweigh freedom of speech.
Sanders insisted that Thursday morning's cease-and-desist letter from California attorney Charles J. Harder, known for representing pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, was a demand from Trump personally, and not a command from the federal government.
Meanwhile, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has emerged as the villain in the new year's first seismic political quake, drawing condemnation and a separate lawsuit threat from the president's legal orbit.
'This book is mistake after mistake after mistake,' Sanders insisted Thursday, noting that some quoted subjects have already disputed words attributed to them and that other information presented as fact.