Twice as many copies of the Constitution have sold during Trump’s presidency as during Obama’s first term

MarketWatch | 10/16/2019 | Andrew Keshner
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Some observers worry America is headed toward a constitutional crisis as President Trump refuses to cooperate with the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into whether the president leaned on Ukrainian officials to investigate the son of his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

But there’s definitely no crisis when it comes to print-edition sales of the Constitution. Book vendors are selling an average 19,800 copies of the Constitution every month since Trump became president in January 2017, The NPD Group, a market research company, said Tuesday.

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That monthly average is more than double the average monthly sales during the Democratic administration of Barack Obama’s first term (7,500 sales) and more than triple the monthly sales during the Republican administration of George W. Bush’s second term (5,600).

“Current year-to-date sales are more than 50,000 units higher than at any point in the terms of both Barack Obama and George W. Bush, and we still have more than two months left in 2019,” said Kristen McLean, books industry analyst, NPD Bookscan.

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