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The scope of Trump Derangement Syndrome: revealed

18 April 2018

1:15 PM

18 April 2018

1:15 PM

Perhaps America’s leftist literatti should charge the President rent for living in their heads. CNN reports:

Since January, each book at the top of The New York Times best-seller list has had one thing in common: President Trump.

James Comey’s book “A Higher Loyalty” will surely keep the streak alive. Comey’s high-profile launch is also highlighting Trump’s broader effects on book sales.

The No. 1 spot on The Times’ hardcover nonfiction list is incredibly coveted real estate in the publishing industry. Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” landed there in mid-January thanks to explosive allegations and a full-throated presidential attack.

“Fury” held onto the No. 1 spot until Michael Isikoff and David Corn’s “Russian Roulette” came along in March. The book — subtitled “The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” — was on top for three weeks.

It was dethroned by “Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World,” a book by Jennifer Palmieri, the former communications director for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The Trump connection is obvious here, too: Palmieri’s book is a reflection on Clinton’s loss and a motivational message for future female candidates.

She anticipates that Comey’s book, to be released on Tuesday, will replace her at the top of the Times list.

“I’m just grateful that I got my week before he comes in to crush my dreams again,” Palmieri half-joked on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Palmieri’s “again” remark was a reference to Comey’s controversial announcement about re-opening a Clinton email investigation just 11 days before the election. Clinton and many of her allies say Comey swung the election in Trump’s favor.

Yes, folks. Making America Great Again means not only new manufacturing jobs for the Midwest but also an opportunity for Michael Wolff and James Comey to make millions.

It’s uuuge.

Arthur Chrenkoff blogs at The Daily Chrenk where this piece also appears.

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