“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.