The debut book of Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, has emerged as one of the best-selling this week according to The New York Times and Amazon thanks to the controversy over its content and “bulk purchases” that, critics point out, are from the Republican Party.
“Triggered: How The Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us” was released on November 5 and this Friday was number one on the New York Times (NYT) nonfiction list and number two on Amazon.
However, in the NYT, it appears with a dagger symbol, which the newspaper uses to indicate that retailers selling it are receiving “high-volume, institutional or special-interest purchases”.
That indication has caught the attention of those most critical of the presidential family, who have already pointed out how both the president and his son congratulated themselves on the social networks for the milestone when they have accused the newspaper of publishing “false news” on numerous occasions.
When the book went on sale – for about $18 – the Republican National Committee sent massive e-mails to Trump campaign subscribers offering the signed book in exchange for donations that could range from $50 to $250, according to the newspaper.
A spokesman for the political entity said using books to raise funds is “standard practice” for both Republicans and Democrats, adding that Trump Jr.’s work “has been very popular” and is helping to “support the re-election” of the current president.
Donald Trump Jr., who runs the family company with his brother Eric, began writing the book, which he dedicates to “the deplorable,” before the Lower House announced the investigation against his father to open a impeachment.