Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has a history of unique spending habits, including millions he paid in May to his own companies. But now another strange spending item has come to light. Trump reportedly spent $55,055 at Barnes and Noble in the month of May, according to Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi.
The internet had a field day with speculation for what Trump could have possibly spent that much money buying at Barnes and Noble.
@Olivianuzzi How many different Dilbert calendars are there?
— Geddy Me (@daveblend) August 21, 2016
— Adithya (@brownasthenight) August 21, 2016
@Olivianuzzi Who else was going to buy Ben Carson's book?
— Adam Kronfeld (@AdamKronfeld) August 21, 2016
— the friend ship (@westernseaboard) August 21, 2016
For women’s outreach, right?
@Olivianuzzi Must have been a really good sale on Eat Pray Love
— I (@isaacwmiller) August 21, 2016
— Anil Das (@dasanil) August 21, 2016
— McBarb (@hawks_sox) August 21, 2016
— Seth Trueger (@MDaware) August 21, 2016
— Jeff Ofgang (@jeffnews) August 21, 2016
@Olivianuzzi that's a lot of copies of Twilight
— Love.Learn.Lead⚖ (@Teacher4Sanders) August 21, 2016
@Olivianuzzi Includes purchasing the deluxe RISK edition — to give Trump more foreign policy experience.
— Carolina Curmudgeon (@carolinacurmudg) August 21, 2016
@Olivianuzzi Glad Trump is trying to educate himself. Maybe he should pickup a few books on effective outreach strategy
— Troy Carline (@TroyCarline) August 21, 2016
Isn’t that the truth:
@Olivianuzzi This is why nobody goes to brick and mortar stores anymore. Start browsing and soon you're buying everything.
— Theo Littleton (@CptnJustc) August 21, 2016
Of course, many speculated that Trump was artificially trying to drive up sales of his own book:
— Matty D (@HaightStRecords) August 21, 2016
— Slothy McSloth Sloth (@smcslothsloth) August 21, 2016
— G_Mu (@spacemonkx) August 21, 2016
@Olivianuzzi John Miller using campaign money to prop Art of the Deal sales…
— Holden Ostrin (@holdenostrin) August 21, 2016