On Friday morning, author Michael Wolff released his book "Fire And Fury: Inside the Trump White House" which revealed potentially damaging information about the administration. After the president lashed out over the book [VIDEO] on more than one occasion, a host on Fox News criticized Trump bringing the publication so much attention.

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It was earlier this week when excerpts of Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" were released to the media [VIDEO]which have dominated the political headlines ever since. The biggest revelation from the book came from a series of interviews done with Steve Bannon, the former right-hand man to Trump who worked in both the campaign and briefly in the White House.

Bannon, who has long been seen as a confidant to the president, appeared to turn on him by ripping into the administration and even insulting members of his family. Various other tidbits from "Fire and Fury" have also been released, prompting the White House to smear Wolff by referring to the book as "pure fiction." Despite Trump's best efforts to dismiss the contents, it has only brought the book more attention while making it a best seller in the process. These issues and more were discussed during a January 5 segment on Fox News.

During a Friday segment on Fox News, host Chris Wallace ripped into Donald Trump and the administration for allowing Michael Wolff into the White House in the first place, and for helping to promote the book with his obsessive criticism. "What was Michael Wolff doing in the White House in the first place?" Wallace asked, before adding, "You assume the president had some idea that Michael Wolff was going around the White House."

Chris Wallace said that he personally spoke to a former senior offical at the White House who confirmed that the administration was told to "play ball" with Michael Wolff knowing that many books would be released about the first year of the Trump administration, and they were hoping to get a "fair shake." "The fact that he is there was a tremendous miscalculation on the part of the White House in the first place," he went on to say.

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Chris Wallace continued on with his criticism, ripping into the White House for bringing more attention to "Fire and Fury" then they should, suggesting that Trump "ignore the book, don’t say a word about it and don’t give it any extra oxygen." In conclusion, the Fox News host said of the president, "He needs to focus not on the book, but on his job and doing things for the American people." "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" is now available on Amazon and at fine book stores everywhere.