Every NY Times nonfiction No. 1 this year has been about Trump or Clinton
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Every book to hit No. 1 on The New York Times's nonfiction best-seller list this year has been about President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE or his Democratic opponent during the 2016 race, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again Don't expect Trump-sized ratings for Democratic debates Ocasio-Cortez on Biden: 'I think that he's not a pragmatic choice' MORE.

The news, first reported by CNN, comes as former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyBiden is the least electable candidate — here's why Top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann lands book deal Trump to appear on 'Meet the Press' for first time as president MORE's book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," which has already topped Amazon.com's best-seller list, is expected to top the Times's list as well. The book was released Monday at midnight.


Comey's book is expected to replace "Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World," a book from former Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri that reflects on Clinton's 2016 loss to Trump.

Palmieri joked that she was happy to have her time in the sun before Trump, or at least a book about his presidency, dethroned her.

"I'm just grateful that I got my week before he comes in to crush my dreams again," she told CNN.

Other nonfiction bestsellers this year included the popular "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by Michael Wolff, which was published in mid-January and contained explosive allegations and revelations about the Trump presidency.

Wolff's book remained on top until mid-March, when it was replaced by Michael Isikoff and David Corn's "Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump."

The Great Britain-based MacMillan, which is publishing Comey's book, announced last week it would put out an initial run of 850,000 copies of "Higher Loyalty," 700,000 more than the initial run of "Fire and Fury" in January.

Wolff's book has now sold more than 2 million copies, according to publishers.

President Trump has called Comey a “LEAKER & LIAR” who "should be prosecuted" over his claims in the book.

“James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR. Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job he did-until he was, in fact, fired,” Trump wrote.
In a second tweet, Trump called Comey a “weak and untruthful slime ball” and said it was his “great honor to fire James Comey!”