Trump’s plug isn’t an indication that the Republican president is ready to reach across the aisle and work with his progressive detractors, however. The 256-page book is mostly blank, with a table of contents and chapter titles providing the only text.
Knowles’ novelty book has become a big hit with Republicans. As of Monday morning, it ranked No. 85 among all books on Amazon, and it boasts blurbs from popular conservatives like Ben Shapiro (“Thorough.”) and Michelle Malkin (“A real page-turner!”).
Fans of Trump might be delighted by the book, but the idea behind it is not an original one. In December, former Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes, a Democrat, published “Surprising Reasons to Believe Trump Will Be a (Bigly) Great President!” under the pen name Dr. Ann Alystiam. The 150-page book, published by a small press in Bend, Ore., is entirely blank.
Knowles’ book, which was released last week, is published by Threshold Editions, the conservative Simon & Schuster imprint that has also published books by Rush Limbaugh, Dinesh D’Souza and Glenn Beck, as well as Trump himself.
The imprint made news in December when it announced it would be publishing “Dangerous,” a book by controversial conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, who had been banned from Twitter after a controversy following the harassment of “Saturday Night Live” actress Leslie Jones on the social media platform.
In February, after video recordings…
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