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