On Wednesday afternoon, excerpts of a new book about Donald Trump's first year in office were released and it didn't paint a positive look behind the scenes at the White House. Much of the highlighted content came from an interview with former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, which didn't go over well with the president.

Trump's lawsuit

Since the offical start of Donald Trump's political career back in June 2015, he's always had the support from the far right, especially when it came to conservative media. While the majority of the press pushed back at Trump's antics, the former host of "The Apprentice" was able to find a safe space over on Fox News.

In addition to Fox, Trump's biggest supporters in the media have come from Breitbart, which culminated when former head of the company, Steve Bannon, was hired as "campaign CEO" during the election, and eventually brought into the White House as chief strategist. While Bannon was viewed as the president's right hand man, he quickly clashed with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as others in the administration leading to his eventual exit over the summer. While Bannon has shown support for the president since he left the White House, that all came to an end after giving an interview for the new book titled "Fire And Fury: Inside the Trump White House" written by Michael Wolff. As reported by ABC News on January 3, Trump is now taking legal action.

In a letter obtained by ABC News on Wednesday night, Donald Trump's lawyers have sent a letter to Steve Bannon accusing him of being in breach of contract and violating a non-disclosure agreement in regards to the aforementioned comments in the "Fire and Fury" book.

"You have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company," the letter reads, before going on to note, "remedies for your breach of the agreement include but are not limited to monetary damages."

Trump on Bannon

Donald Trump's legal threat come just hours after he released a personal statement against Steve Bannon.

"Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency," Trump wrote, while adding, "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind." The commander in chief went on to continue to downplay Bannon's influence in the White House by labeling him a "staffer" before blaming the head of Breitbart for Republican candidate Roy Moore's defeated last month in the Alabama special election.

Bannon on Trump

Once the excerpts of "Fire and Fury" were released to the public, it was made clear that Steve Bannon was no longer on board the Trump train.

Bannon ripped into the president and his team, taking shots at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, including calling the president's daughter "dumb as a brick." Bannon also went on to say that Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians at Trump Tower was "treasonous."