Colbert: Trump 'accidentally started a national book club' for 'Fire and Fury'

Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert joked Friday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE "accidentally started a national book club" because of his criticism of a controversial new book on the administration.

"One of the most surprising parts of 'Fire and Fury' is how Donald Trump accidentally started a national book club," Colbert tweeted.

Author Michael Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," quickly sold out in Washington, D.C., and became the No. 1 best seller on Amazon after its midnight release on Friday. The book's publisher had expedited its release date to accommodate for high demand after excerpts were published in New York Magazine. 

Wolff's book claims Trump did not expect or want to win the presidency, and quoted campaign aides and White House officials saying Trump is often stubborn and at times incompetent in government work. 

Reporters and administration officials have pushed back against some of the book's claims, fact-checking some of the previously reported details in Wolff's writing. The White House said it is full of lies.

Colbert, who frequently lampoons the president on CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," also mocked Trump this week for his proposed "Dishonest & Corrupt Media Awards," asking the president to consider him for the award.