President Trump is "well versed" enough on what transpired during the 2016 election to avoid reading Hillary Clinton's new book, What Happened, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday.

"Whether or not he is going to read Hillary Clinton's book, I'm not sure," Sanders told reporters at the White House. "But I would think that he is pretty well versed on what happened. And I think it's pretty clear to all of America."

Sanders accused Clinton, who embarked Tuesday on the first of more than a dozen stops that will make up her two-month book tour, of running a nasty campaign and subsequently recounting it in a tell-all book aimed at making money.

"I think it's sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history and lost, and the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks," Sanders said. "I think that's a sad way for her to continue this."

Although Clinton in her book blames many factors for Trump's victory over her last year, she frequently focuses on what she describes as Trump's character flaws and racist, misogynist behavior.

What Happened hit shelves on Tuesday.