Interesting choice of words for the title of Don Jr.’s first ‘book.’ We didn’t know Jr. can write, but we did know someone could be paid to do it for him. The title does beg an obvious question: who is pulling the ‘trigger?’
The Guardian reports:
‘ Triggered, billed as the book the “left doesn’t want you to read”, was published on 5 November and heavily promoted by the RNC, which emailed supporters offering signed copies for sale. It went on to top the prestigious hardcover non-fiction list.
According to reports in the New York Times, a financial disclosure form filed to the Federal Election Commission showed a 29 October payment for $94,800 to the bookseller Books-A-Million. The RNC spokesperson Mike Reed confirmed the payment had been for copies of Triggered, having previously said: “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.”
The book is believed to have sold more than 115,000 copies, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks physical print sales in the US. The RNC said $500,000 had been raised from sales of the book. When it debuted in the bestseller list, Trump Jr tweeted: “Thanks Deplorables! You’re the best.’