Anonymous’ ‘A Warning’ Boots Donald Trump Jr’s Book From Atop NY Times Best-Seller List

Trump Jr.’s “Triggered” topped the list for weeks after a bulk purchase from the Republican National Committee

“A Warning,” the foreboding book about President Donald Trump’s administration written by an anonymous senior official, has replaced Donald Trump Jr.’s “Triggered” atop the New York Times’ nonfiction best-seller list.

“Such poetic justice: ‘A Warning’ By Anonymous replaces Donald Trump Jr’s fake #1 book from atop the NYTimes bestseller list,” tweeted Tony Schwartz, who ghost-wrote the president’s “The Art of the Deal.”

Schwartz went on, “Time for Anonymous to out him/herself.”

Trump Jr.’s book topped the list after its release earlier this month, but next to the title, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” there was a little dagger. According to Jonny Diamond at Literary Hub, the small symbol “means that a significant number of the books sales are a result of ‘institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases,’ which likely means (at least in the case of conservative titles) that a right-wing think tank of some variety has bought pallet-loads of the book.”

As it turned out, the Republican National Committee spent $94,800 on copies, listing the expenditure as “donor mementos.”

As for coming forward, the anonymous senior Trump administration official who wrote “A Warning” — as well as the “I Am Part of the Resistance” op-ed for the New York Times last year — vowed Monday to reveal their identity at some point, saying, “Donald Trump has not heard the last of me.”

A representative for Twelve, which publishes “A Warning,” did not immediately return a request for comment.

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