Trump asked China to help him win re-election, according to new book
The Trump administration is seeking an injunction to block the publication of the book.
Former national security adviser John Bolton has accused Donald Trump of seeking China's help to win re-election.
This is one of many major revelations from a new book written by Bolton, entitled The Room Where It Happened, which is due to be released this week.
According to Bolton, Trump nearly "begged" Chinese President Xi Jinping to help him win the upcoming election.
He also accused Trump of saying that China should go ahead with the building of concentration camps, "which he thought was exactly the right thing to do."
The Trump administration is seeking an injunction to block the publication of the book, saying: "Disclosure of the manuscript will damage the national security of the United States."
However, it is believed that the filing of this complaint has come too late, as the book has already been distributed to retailers across America.
As a result, the book is expected to be released as normal, and is already available to order on some websites.
Trump has posted a tweet about the book, describing it as "pure fiction."
He said: "Bolton’s book, which is getting terrible reviews, is a compilation of lies and made up stories, all intended to make me look bad. Many of the ridiculous statements he attributes to me were never made, pure fiction. Just trying to get even for firing him like the sick puppy he is!"
In an interview with Fox News, Trump also accused Bolton of breaking the law by including highly classified material in the book, saying "he did not have that approval".