COMEDY
01/05/2018 04:21 am ET Updated Jan 05, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Finds A Fundamental Flaw With Trump Lawyers' Attempt To Stop Book Release

"I’m buying 20 copies!"

Jimmy Kimmel says Donald Trump’s lawyers’ attempt to shut down Michael Wolff’s new book about the president’s administration has seriously backfired.

The comedian noted on his late-night show Thursday that Trump’s lawyers’  tried to stop the release of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by sending cease-and-desist letters to Wolff and publisher Henry Holt & Co.

But the actions actually encouraged more people to order the tome. It’s gone from “number 48,000 on Amazon straight to Number One,” said Kimmel. The publisher also changed release date to Jan. 5 from Jan. 9.

Kimmel had some advice for the president:

“If you don’t want people to read a book about you, why would you take legal action to try to stop people from reading the book about you?”

“I wasn’t going to buy the book, I was just gonna read the excerpts in magazines and move on,” Kimmel added. “But now that Trump’s lawyers are going all-out to try to stop this book from being published, I’m buying 20 copies! I can’t buy enough of these books!”

Check out the full segment above.

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

CONVERSATIONS