Twitter users mocked Mr. Trump’s statement before revealing that the book’s approval appeared to have been copied and pasted by the publisher.
“Great new book by Jesse Watters, How I saved the worldA statement from Trump sent to reporters said Wednesday.
“Interspersed are his thoughtful suggestions for overcoming left-wing radicalism, sustaining American democracy, moving beyond aging hippies (like his loving and enduring parents), saving the world from warriors of social justice and the deep state,” while smirking. life in the most beautiful way. Get your copy today, congratulations Jesse! “
“I want to know who wrote this,” Washington correspondent for Le New York Times, tweeted Maggie Haberman.
“Donald Trump has never in his life conceived the expression ‘interspersed with his thoughtful suggestions’,” replied Trump’s conservative critic Tom Nichols.
Editor-in-chief Jeremy Stahl Noted: “MDR. Trump’s latest statement is an endorsement of Jesse Watters’ book that reads like a blurb / personal review from someone who has read the book, but is actually taken verbatim from the book’s details page.
The statement apparently written by Mr. Watters’ editor was presented as if it came directly from Mr. Trump.
One account holder wrote: “Jesse Watters wrote this. Big words. It’s a Watters publicity stunt.
Many Twitter users criticized Ms Habermann for sharing Mr Trump’s statement.
Mr Trump has apparently repeated the publisher’s words, as his statement appears to have been copied verbatim from the book’s description on various sites, including Amazon.
“In one of the most chaotic times in American history, a time of national mistrust and despair, a tanned TV host holds the key to the future,” the ad’s hyperbolic text states.
” In How I saved the world Jesse Watters takes readers on a tour of his life, from the Fox minion living in the basement to the pampered champion of self-righteous Americans. He guessed great truths about the nature of our country while stumbling across beaches asking basic political questions to oblivious students and stumbling out of Air Force One with the president.
“For those of you who bought it, thank you. Everyone says it lives up to the hype. And by everyone, I mean me, ”he added.
“There is a study that has already been done that says reading my book will add years to your life. I’m serious. Laughter makes you live longer. It’s proven, ”he said.
The book’s description goes on to say, “Watters describes the tough choice that lies ahead between all-American burgers and the left-wing Green New Deal bread lines (okay, maybe that’s a no-brainer) and shows the way forward so that order and equity are restored ”.
“A manifesto and a call to arms from one man for all seasons, How i saved the world is a hilarious, informative and entertaining book with a reasonable chance of winning a Nobel Prize in all categories, even chemistry, ”he concludes.
The independent has contacted Mr. Trump’s office for comment.