Jim Acosta had a “please clap” moment last week, after the CNN White House Correspondent sold just 30 books during an impromptu signing at an Arlington, VA Barnes & Noble, according to the Daily Caller. After tweeting to his 1.25 million surely genuine Twitter followers, hardly anyone showed up.
Surprise signing at Arlington, Virginia Barnes & Noble! pic.twitter.com/8UCrbfwsQ4
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 13, 2019
According to an employee, Acosta simply called up the store and told them he would be coming. After he arrived, CNN’s heckler-in-chief stood behind a counter and signed books for an hour or so.
“It was kind of very quiet — he showed up and signed,” the employee told the Caller. “No customers waiting for him to sign his book,” – he just showed up.
A manager at the Arlington Barnes & Noble told the Caller that the store sold “like 30-or-something” copies of Acosta’s book while he was there. He said the store still has some of Acosta’s books in stock. –Daily Caller
Jim Acosta goes unnoticed at book signing, signs book for himself pic.twitter.com/e2KhyeMRIc
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@JackPosobiec) June 13, 2019
Acosta did, however, get some praise…
There’s just one thing!!
This woman Jim Acosta retweeted to promote his book is a Senior Vice President at HarperCollins, the company that published his book. pic.twitter.com/byZXqVedl2
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) June 15, 2019