Donald Trump’s senior communications advisor Jason Miller slammed Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine’s new book STRONGER TOGETHER: A Blueprint for America’s Future on Sunday after a Washington Post book review called it “deplorable.”
“Much like the Clinton-Kaine ticket, this book contains no new ideas and no solutions for solving America’s most pressing needs,” Miller stated in a press release. “The book (much like the ticket) is nothing but a greatest hits collection of failed policies and proposals that benefit Washington’s insiders but leave the rest of us behind. Donald J. Trump is the only candidate who has the leadership to end the rigged system and make America great again.”
The Washington Post’s Carlos Lozada reviewed the book in an article titled, “Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have written a deplorable campaign book.”
The play on the word “deplorable” comes after Clinton issued a statement of regret after facing backlash for calling millions of Trump supporters “deplorables” — among other labels.
“By the time I finished this book, I resented its existence,” Lozada wrote. “‘Stronger Together’ is an embarrassment, sloppy, repetitive, dutiful and boring. This is a book that, 237 pages in, actually thanks readers for making it that far.”
I don’t understand why this book was compiled — “written” is too generous a verb — or why it was published. If you really want to dive into the Clinton/Kaine promises and proposals, the campaign website awaits you. You don’t need to wade through this book. No one does. No one should. The only people I imagine reading it are future fact-checkers, masochistic book critics and the most strung out of political junkies.
“Stronger Together,” which was published Sept. 6, reportedly sold less than 3,000 copies during its first week.
The New York Times noted only 2,912 copies of the book were sold during the first week of sales, citing Nielsen BookScan.