The Donald has been caught!
Donald Trump’s campaign used its own campaign funds to buy copies of his book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, than the rest of the world did in the second week of May. The purchase was so large that it even it pushed the book onto the best-seller list of Nielsen BookScan.
On May 10th, the Trump campaign spent $55,000 at a New York Barnes & Noble on 3,964 copies of Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. The book buy was a departure from standard campaign practice, which dictates that bulk orders be placed with the book publisher to avoid artificially boosting sales.
In the same week, other cities in the United States purchased a mere fraction of what the Trump campaign did. Seventy copies were sold in Philadelphia, 78 in Los Angeles, and 41 in Dallas.
If Trump personally profited from the book royalties, he would have violated federal law prohibiting campaign funds from being converted for personal use.
Eventually one of Trump’s lies will do him in…right?