'Sales soar': Even Breitbart is mocking Trump's failed 'book ban'
White House chief strategist and former Breitbart.com executive Steve Bannon. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" is already a massive hit that has rocketed to No. 1 on the Amazon bestsellers list.

Author Michael Wolff on Friday personally thanked President Donald Trump for helping sales of the book with his desperate last-minute attempt to legally intimidate publisher Henry Holt and Co. from releasing it by sending them a cease-and-desist letter.

According to Wolff, Trump's attempt to block sales of his book only raised its public profile and guaranteed the massive sales it's now experiencing.

To add insult to injury, even Breitbart News -- whose chairman, Steve Bannon, is quoted throughout the book making disparaging remarks about Trump and his family -- has published a story that mocks Trump for attempting to kill the book before it went on sale.

In an article with the headline "Trump Book Ban Fails as ‘Fire and Fury’ Sales Soar," Breitbart editor Joel Pollak writes that Wolff's book "flew off bookshelves early Friday morning despite efforts by President Donald Trump’s legal team to stop the publication and distribution of the book."

And he didn't stop there.

"Late Thursday night, lines formed at Washington, D.C. book stores as curious patrons — and journalists looking for reportable tidbits — rushed to see what the president did not want them to read," writes Pollak, who then quoted an editor at The Hill who called out Trump's "strange" attempt to block the book's publication.