New book claims Trump called Sally Yates the c-word

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE called former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesSally Yates: Moral fiber of US being 'shredded by unapologetic racism' Trump: 'Impossible for me to know' extent of Flynn investigation Mueller didn't want Comey memos released out of fear Trump, others would change stories MORE "a c---" before firing her, according to an explosive new book about the Trump administration.

An excerpt of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” obtained by MSNBC contained the anecdote.

“Trump conceived an early, obsessive antipathy for Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates,” the book reads. “She was, he steamed, ‘such a c---.’”

One of Trump’s first actions as president was firing Yates after she refused to have the Justice Department uphold his initial travel ban that blocked people from seven majority-Muslim countries.

Yates has since been an outspoken critic of Trump, condemning his attacks on the FBI and Justice Department. She tweeted Tuesday that Trump calling Justice Department officials “deep state” and suggesting they look into his political opponents is “beyond abnormal” and “dangerous.”

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The new book, which will be published next week, contained quotes and interviews from people close to Trump, including numerous bombshell accounts about the campaign and presidency.

Former chief strategist Stephen Bannon was heavily featured in excerpts published Wednesday, calling Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpPETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report House chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties MORE’s 2016 meeting with Russians “treasonous,” and predicting that the Russia probe would “crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

Trump fired back at Bannon, issuing a blistering statement in which he accused his former aide of “leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was.”

Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonThe specter of Steve Bannon may loom over 2020 Trump campaign Sunday shows - Trump's Epstein conspiracy theory retweet grabs spotlight Steve Bannon: 'President Trump is not a racist' MORE has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said in the statement. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."