Anonymous Author Bumps Don Jr From #1 Bestsellers Spot, Even As Trump’s Son Had Boost From Conservative Orgs’ Purchases
A book authored by the son of the president was overcome on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list by a book authored from an anonymous writer, who is either currently or formerly within the White House, and who alleges they’re part of a “resistance” movement within the administration.
“Triggered,” a book by Donald Trump Jr. that bills itself as a guide to expose “all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives,” was formerly number-one on the bestseller’s list. But according to Newsweek, “A Warning,” authored by Anonymous, has taken over that spot.
“A Warning” gives highly-detailed accounts of President Donald Trump’s behavior and demeanor while working within the White House — typically in a negative light. The author has written, for example, that Trump “stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity,” according to just one of its passages.
“Triggered” was released to the public on November 5 of this year, while “A Warning” was released more recently, on November 19.
— Mindy Rosier-Rayburn (@MindyRosier) November 29, 2019
Some were critical of claims by Trump Jr. and others that the book he had authored had become a bestseller, given that at least nine Republican-aligned organizations — including the RNC itself — had collectively purchased thousands of copies of the book. Although not an unusual thing to have happen, it nevertheless spurred accusations that the book wasn’t truly a best seller.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Trump Jr. challenged his followers to do as the title of his book suggests, and “trigger” liberal family members at their kitchen tables or elsewhere by engaging them in political banter. The best video of a “triggered” family member would win a signed copy of his book, the president’s son said, as well as a red “MAGA” hat.