Don Trump Jr.’s book was #1 on the NYT bestseller list, the RNC bought it in bulk

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For the past few weeks, Don “Dipsh-t” Trump Jr. has been promoting his book, Triggered, all over the place. His book is about how he’s a sucky diaper baby who cries whenever someone points out that he’s a moron. All of the right-wing diaper babies got together and decided to buy his book so it could be #1 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. Only the NY Times wanted to make Dipsh-t cry even harder, so they added a little parenthetical “dagger” next to Triggered.

Is this true? I honestly didn’t know that’s what the dagger meant. As it turns out, the Republican National Committee did the bulk-order of Dipsh-t’s book, at least according to Page Six:

Donald Trump Jr.’s new book hit No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list this week — “but with a big caveat,” book insiders noted. The tome, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants To Silence Us,” shot to the top of the Times’ nonfiction list. But a source noted of Trump’s achievement: “It has the big dagger [symbol] next to it, which means a large portion of the sales came from bulk orders.”

The source added: “It’s known in the industry as the ‘deadly dagger.’ A rare penalty that is only called for flagrant fouls,” such as when an author or someone close buys large quantities.”

It’s at Times editors’ discretion when to plunge the dagger. Fine print below the best-seller list explains, “Sales are defined as completed transactions by vendors and individual end-users during the period on or after the official publication date of a title. Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases, if and when they are included, are at the discretion of The New York Times Best-Seller List Desk editors based on standards for inclusion that encompass proprietary vetting and audit protocols, corroborative reporting and other statistical determinations. When included, such bulk purchases appear with a dagger (†).”

Don Jr.’s book came out Nov. 5. Reports said sales have been boosted by the Republican National Committee, which is sending out copies as a fund-raising incentive. But an RNC rep told us, “We haven’t made a large bulk purchase, but are ordering copies to keep up with demand. Each book is sold to an individual who supports the Republican Party … Using books as a means to fund-raise is standard practice from political parties on both sides of the aisle.”

Hachette imprint Center Street told us: “We are thrilled that ‘Triggered’ is No. 1 … Mr. Trump had an amazing book tour with nearly 20 book signings in nine states. Most of the locations sold out of the books, with thousands of books sold during the events. The demand was overwhelming. Regarding the RNC, they didn’t purchase books from Hachette, and we don’t have knowledge of third-party book purchases.”

[From Page Six]

Who are you going to believe, the Republican National Committee using donor funds to purchase Dipsh-t’s book in bulk to give away to incels, or the New York Times for noticing the bulk purchases? Hm.

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Wow, they seem defensive over this. Dare I say they’re… triggered? Gasp. Shock.

    • Sally says:

      Everything the trumps do is dishonest. There is not one single honest bone in their body. Why lie? Oh yeah, because that is the only way they all know. This is so funny, just like 45, having to lie and cheat to become president. js imo next

    • Meg says:

      Yes he is so projecting this title to his book. He’s triggered by everything

    • holly hobby says:

      Which is funny because they didn’t do that when Complicit Barbie had her nonsense woman’s book a few years ago. I think traitor tot has really thin, almost translucent, skin.

  2. heygingersnaps says:

    Waste of money, maybe they can use it to light up fireplaces.

    • Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

      I’m sure the book is so filled with lies, it practically lights itself on fire. The biggest lie is describing it as “non-fiction”.

      But it will work just as well as toilet paper.

  3. Bettyrose says:

    Lots of GOP interested in reading one boy’s tale of yearning for daddy’s love.

  4. Kiki says:

    The Republican Party is PATHETIC. Nuff said.

  5. Jerusha says:

    Greaseball. Does he moisturize with Vaseline?

  6. Lara says:

    Is it just me or does it look he’s holding something in his hand on the front cover and the title is covering it? What is he holding??

  7. Teebee says:

    That subtitle is so clunky and smacks of “The Derek Zoolander School for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Want to Do Other Stuff Good Too” that I don’t understand how it got approved.

    The constant embarrassing antics of Trump and his family should have guaranteed their demise years ago. Instead they sit atop the country with swelled heads and an even more inflated sense of self-worth.

    Gah. I need chocolate.

  8. Monicack says:

    For why? As a real author this makes me sick sick sick. Oh and as a human.

  9. Sean says:

    I think everyone should combat this by purchasing copies of Seth Abramson’s books.

    I’m sure the Trump’s would just live to see the titles Proof Of Collusion and Proof Of Conspiracy around or above Junior’s book.

  10. adastraperaspera says:

    Typical example of a campaign of coordinated disinformation being pushed on the public to confuse them. The NY Times should create more rules around bulk buying, which serves to legitimize this kind of information warfare.

    “Disinformation was defined in Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1952) as “false information with the intention to deceive public opinion”. [For example] Operation INFEKTION was a Soviet disinformation campaign to influence opinion that the U.S. invented AIDS.”

  11. Insomniac says:

    Perhaps not surprisingly, that NYT dagger frequently shows up next to titles from Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and other wingnuts. Various right-wing organizations buy their books in bulk and use them during membership drives (“Join NOW and get a free copy of Triggered!”)

    The RNC might not be the culprit behind this particular buy, but there are plenty of other organizations that might have done it. Hell, Donnie Jr might have done it himself just to claim the title.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Ah, so it’s the equivalent of an NPR tote bag.

    • SandyBay says:

      Exactly! I saw a news story once where they interviewed some soldiers on the frontline in the middle east, and they said organizations kept sending them copies of books written by Bill O’Rielly. He said the soldiers just burned them. I always wondered how these yahoos kept getting on best seller lists.

  12. SJR says:

    What a sad little group these Trumps are.
    What bunch of idiots their supporters are.

    Give him a book deal, than have their minions buy the book in bulk to inflate the Trump egos.

    Sad, sad, and a true waste of paper.
    I swear all the Trumps are such tiny, petty, little people, aren’t they?
    A good therapist could be employed a lifetime just for Trump and his offspring.
    They are exhausting.

    I honestly think the worst punishment for them would be to ignore them. Ignore them and their fragile egos would completely collapse.

    Coming soon to a Dollar Store near you….Truckloads of this book.

  13. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    The RNC kept Sean Spicer on Dancing with the Stars too long to. I’m more upset about that.

  14. naomipaige99 says:

    Why on earth would anybody care what this worthless POS has to say??? All he does is spew hate just like dear old dad!!

  15. Cay says:

    My guess is that the original book deal had a stipulation in it that said there would be a group buying in bulk.

  16. Middle of the road says:

    Years ago Sarah Palin released a memoir. I don’t really read and when/if I do it’s not how I became rich stories. They’re just not for me and I don’t care for Sarah Palin. Sure it’s nice to see a woman can be more than a pretty face, but she’s not a good example by any means of intelligence. My mom bought the book for me and she always writes a note on the first page. I tore out the note as I got what she was trying to say “be a strong woman like Sarah”, but I donated the book to charity. Sorry mom. I’ll be doing the same if she decides I want to read this dumpster fire book whom I seriously doubt wrote anything.

    In a way I kind of pity him. He wants his dad to love him so bad. Sorry Jr., narcissists only love themselves.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      And their daughter IVanka

    • Adrien says:

      @middle, I used to volunteer at a charity bazaar shop where they sell donated items and we often get tons of memoirs from GOPers or Fox News personalities. Yes, we got the Sarah Palin too. One time, a van delivered stacks of Donald Rumsfeld, Ollie North, Dick Liz Cheney memoirs donated by a big name book store that our head have to turn them down (they have a no refuse policy that they even accept used undies, tattered clothing and broken toys). Apparently, the shop has tons of those kept in the stock room. I learned that the refused books were diverted to some third world countries. (haven’t they suffered enough?). They have this thinking that your garbage is someone else’s treasure so they won’t refuse broken items but they have their limits. If it is not good enough for the right wingers then it must be absolute trash.

  17. Cheche says:

    Like father like son. The Art of the Deal was a best seller because his Atlantic City hotels bought it and placed it in the rooms as a freebie.

  18. Estonian Bot says:

    He looks a bit like Mark Ruffalo with that beard. Apoligies to Mark.

  19. holly hobby says:

    There were stacks of Traitor Tot’s book at Costco! All untouched.

  20. Adrien says:

    I can’t wait to see copies of the book in our local Salvation Army sale bin.

  21. weinua says:

    and the therapist will be cheated by them. he/she won’t get paid and will holding out for their fee!