Book Store Employee Confirms Acosta Only Sold '30-Something' Books At Surprise Signing

CNN host Jim Acosta recently released his book, “The Enemy of The People,” which describes his time “fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth.”

Acosta's book features many quotes by anonymous sources.


"They are often blunt in their assessment of their boss," The Guardian reports. "A 'senior White House official' tells Acosta: 'The president’s insane.' A 'former White House national security official' says staffers were not sure the president had not been 'compromised' by Russia."

On Wednesday, Acosta decided to make a surprise visit to the Barnes & Noble in Arlington, Virginia, which seemed to fail miserably for the CNN host considering only about 30 people showed up for the book signing.

According to The Daily Caller, "the signing was not a planned event, but Acosta had called the store in advance to alert them he would be coming. The employee told the Caller the signing consisted of Acosta standing behind a counter and signing books for about an hour."

“It was kind of very quiet — he showed up and signed,” she said. The employee said there were “no customers waiting for him to sign his book.".

According to the store manager, the store sold “like 30-or-something” copies of Acosta’s book when he was at the Barnes & Noble.

This failure by Acosta got the attention of many conservatives on Twitter.

Jack Posobiec tweeted, “Jim Acosta goes unnoticed at book signing, signs book for himself."

Fox News host Tucker Carlson even took time out of his show to hammer the CNN host. Carlson started the segment by playing a clip of Acosta and CNN host Don Lemon “complimenting one another for a job well done.”

“No one has ever accused Jim Acosta of being a genius,” Tucker added. “Even by our estimates, it’s pretty shocking that he is so proud of himself.”

This comment by Carlson comes just after Fox News host Sean Hannity got into a Twitter fight with Acosta. Dan Bongino joined Carlson to talk about the fallout. 

“Jim Acosta writes a book about — wait for it — Jim Acosta!” Bongino started. “We are living in peak Acosta right now. This is peak Jim Acosta. This book, it’s not about The New York Times’ failure to cover the Soviet Union in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The book is literally about Jim Acosta and his experiences with Donald Trump. Tucker, I hear you make an appearance in there. He’s upset you didn’t go to summer slam with him on a bus when you saw him. I guess he wanted some physical confrontation, which is just, again, totally peak Acosta.”

“I don’t yell at people I disagree with personally, because I’m not a liberal,” Tucker said.

“Me either,” Bongino laughed. “It’s not personal buddy, get over it, right?”

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