Updated Nov 14, 2019

Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered" debuts at No. 1 on NYT bestseller list

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Donald Trump Jr.'s "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us" topped the New York Times' nonfiction bestseller list on Wednesday.

The big picture: Trump's book was released on Nov. 5 and outlines his view of the left, their tactics and what he sees as a series of tricks meant to push conservatives out of the public arena.

  • Throughout the book, Trump defends his father's administration, bashing the Mueller report and dismissing accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Of note: The book's rise to the top comes just days before "A Warning" is set to release, penned by the anonymous author of a controversial op-ed that infuriated President Trump in 2018.

Go deeper: "Anonymous" Trump book "does not re-create many specific episodes in vivid detail"

Editor's note: This article has been updated with Trump's reaction to his son's book news.

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"Anonymous" author: Trump will hear from me, in my own name

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The anonymous "senior Trump administration official" who authored a 2018 New York Times op-ed and a new book against President Trump told a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session Tuesday they will reveal their identity.


Trump will hear from me, in my own name, before the 2020 election."
— Excerpt from the anonymous writer's Reddit AMA
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How Trump Jr.'s book sales were supported by bulk GOP purchases

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At least nine GOP organizations, Republican candidates and advocacy groups are selling Donald Trump Jr.'s first book, "Triggered," boosting his sales and sending him to the top of the New York Times' bestseller list for nonfiction, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The candidates and groups are recouping their cash through donations, so the story is mostly valuable as an interesting look at how these books make the Times bestseller list.

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Michelle Obama's bestselling year

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Michelle Obama's memoir, "Becoming," will mark one year — 52 weeks — on the New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list on Dec. 22.

The big picture: She'll be #4 on the list, two spots ahead of Anonymous, whose "A Warning" ranks for the third week.

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