Despite the wall to wall media coverage Omarosa Manigault Newman received when releasing her fictitious book, and a real boost in notoriety from the principal subject, President Donald Trump, sales of the memoir are reportedly tanking.
Hardcover sales fell by more than 40 percent in the book’s second week, according to The Washington Post.
The tell-all account of Omarosa’s time inside Trump’s White House, was released on Aug. 14, selling more than 33,000 copies in hardback during its first week, according to The Post.
Numbers that seem low, given all the hoopla.
And what a whirlwind week it was, with Omarosa’s mug plastered all across the media as she made unhinged accusations about the president and dropped secret recordings of conversations she had with members of the Trump administration — which proved to be all hype and no substance.
She even alluded to a tape existing of Trump using the N-word.
Trump contributed to the frenzy when he dropped a tweet-bomb on his disloyal former aide: “When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!”
In an earlier tweet, the president referred to her as “Wacky Omarosa.”
“While I know it’s ‘not presidential’ to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern-day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!” he tweeted.
Knowing she had to have the goods to sell her book, Omarosa questioned President Trump’s mental competency and even played the race card, suggesting that he was racist and misogynist.
Trump’s campaign wasted little time filing for arbitration, saying the former White House aide violated an agreement she signed when joining the 2016 campaign.
Either way, according to dramatically falling sales, there appears to be no “there” there.
The Post, which suggested Omarosa’s book is another “flash-in-the-pan” political memoir, noted that it may still place high on the bestseller list for now, but that’s due to there being no real competition.
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