- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

It’s a bull market these days for the peddlers of anti-Hillary Clinton books, videos, trinkets and apparel, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which pointed to a prominent author’s latest documentary as evidence.

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s Clinton-bashing “Hillary’s America,” which opened last month ahead of the RNC convention, is already is the highest-grossing documentary of the year, earning $6.3 million, with book based on Mr. D’Souza’s film to debut at No. 2 on The New York Times’ best-seller list next week, THR reported Wednesday.

Smaller vendors also saw a boomlet in business from the recently-concluded convention in Cleveland, with one, a self-published author named Loren Spivack, estimating that he made about $150 an hour hawking his anti-Hillary “children’s” books at the RNC, THR reported.

Of course, on the other side of the coin, anti-Trump merchandise is a strong seller this season, even among merchandisers who typically avoid wading into the contentiousness of partisan politics. 

For example, Urban Outfitters cut a deal with a Los Angeles comedian Dave Ross to license and sell T-shirt resembling a yard sign that reads “IDK NOT TRUMP THO,” CBS News reported in July.

“The licensing company told me that this is one of the most successful designs they’ve worked on with Urban Outfitters,” Mr. Ross said, CBS News reported. “They did a preliminary run of 300 T-shirts, which sold out in less than one day, and the next order was for thousands.”

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