Bob Woodward’s new book “Fear” has become Trump and the Republican Party’s worst nightmare by selling faster than any book since Harper Lee’s sequel to “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
“Fear” came out on Tuesday. And it is already one of the top selling books of the year — not just on the politics shelf of the bookstore, but in the entire store.
On Wednesday, Barnes & Noble said “Fear” has had the “fastest sales for an adult title since Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ was released in July 2015.”
The bookseller called the pace of sales “phenomenal” and “amazing.”
Bob Woodward’s Book Is A Nightmare For The GOP Just Before A Midterm Election
There has been a wave of books about Trump‘s instability, chaos, and poorly run White House. What makes Woodward’s book different is the depth of the research and the credibility of Woodward himself. Bob Woodward is a journalistic legend who has covered 20% of the presidents in the nation’s history.
Bob Woodward is not a political partisan. He has a credibility that runs across the political spectrum.
Trump and the GOP can’t discredit Woodward’s book as a partisan attack. The White House tried this strategy and quickly abandoned it. Because it is coming from Bob Woodward, the message of wake up and pay attention to what is going on here penetrates and resonates more deeply across the country.
“Fear” confirms what most Americans have suspected about Trump, and has given voters an even greater sense of urgency about getting to the polls and voting to put a check on this president in November.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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