Sales of 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' brisk in DC

People in Washington D.C. braved the frigid temperatures to get their copy of the new tell-all book of President Donald Trump's White House.

Kramerbooks, in Washington D.C., was among the first to sell copies of Michael Wolff's "Fire And Fury: Inside The Trump White House" at midnight. Shortly after the book hit the shelves it sold out, the store said.

The book that details the early days of Trump's administration stole headlines this week after excerpts were published containing salacious quotes from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

After details of the book leaked Wednesday, Trump released a statement saying "Bannon had very little to do with our historic victory.

Trump continued and said, "When he was fired, he not only lost his job he lost his mind."

On Twitter Thursday night, Trump said the book was full of "lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist." He also came up with a new nickname for Bannon: "Sloppy Steve."

A parade of administration officials and allies worked to discredit Bannon as a disgruntled has-been. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went so far as to suggest that Bannon ought to be booted from Breitbart, the populist website he helps run.

The Washington Post reported that the President's attorneys have sent a cease-and-desist letter to henry holt, the publisher, demanding they not publish the book and apologize to Trump.

The publisher instead rushed it onto bookshelves from Tuesday, January 9th to today.

The book is already number one on Amazon.

The Associated Press contributed to this article