'Exercise in futility': Trump mocked for desperate last ditch attempt to block Bolton's book
President Donald J. Trump (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

On Wednesday, as new details from former National Security Adviser John Bolton's book was leaked, the Trump administration filed an emergency request for a restraining order to block publication of the book, which is scheduled to be released to the public on Tuesday.

The measure was widely mocked on social media as much too late, and doomed to fail.