ISLANDone of Donald Trump’s political committees spent $158,000 on books just weeks after the publication of Jared Kushner’s memoir.
“Breaking History: A White House Memoir” hit the bookshelves on August 23rd. Two weeks later, the Red America Joint Fundraising Committee, which is raising money for two Trump PACs, paid retailer Books-A-Million $131,000 for “collateral:books,” according to a campaign filing made Saturday with the Federal Election Commission.
On September 11, four days after that bulk purchase, Kushner’s book appeared for the first time on New York Times bestseller list.
On September 22, Save America purchased an additional $27,000 worth of books. “Breaking History” spent five weeks on the bestseller list before it falls off.
Save America spokespeople did not immediately respond to questions about whether the book purchases covered Kushner’s memoir. But it seems likely that it did. The Save America Joint Fundraising Committee is currently offers copies of Kusher’s book in exchange for donations of $75 or more.