thedailybeast.com - 10 days ago
Reddit Trump Fans Botch Expensive Plan To Keep Hillary Clinton’s Book From Reaching No. 1
Legions of Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters on Reddit and 4chan desperately tried—and failed—to keep Hillary Clinton’s new book, What Happened, from reaching the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s best-seller list this week, and lost a lot of money in the process.
Days before Clinton’s book release, a post on 4chan’s political message board /pol/ urged users to purchase copies of Trump’s July 2016 book Great Again: How To Fix Our Crippled America. The post told users to buy the book on Tuesday, September 12, the same day Clinton’s memoir about her failed 2016 election campaign, hit bookshelves. However, when that same post was shared on Reddit, the directions told users to buy an entirely different Trump book, thus ruining the plan before it ever took off. “I saw a thread a while back about buying Great Again/Crippled America (Trump’s book) the same day Hillary’s book is released (September 12th), and try to get enough people to surpass her in book sales,” the 4chan post read. “We should do that honestly. It’d be hilarious.” The post was shared on the Donald Trump subreddit, r/The_Donald, last Sunday, and quickly became one of the most popular posts on the forum, earning more than 9,000 upvotes.
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