New York, NY, September 28—Simon & Schuster will publish Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane by the staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, based on a very informative segment from the show, it was announced today.
Whose Boat Is This Boat? is a picture book made entirely of quotations made by President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Research suggests this will be the first children’s book ever published that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster.
On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal,” said President Trump to hurricane victims. “Have a good time!” he told them.
“We can’t forget that the good people of the Carolinas still need our help,” said Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show. “Also, someone should tell the president he wrote a book.”
“Donald Trump has described himself as the Ernest Hemingway of Twitter,” said Jonathan Karp, President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster. “With this book, he proves himself to be the Dr. Seuss of hurricane literature.”
100% of The Late Show‘s proceeds will be donated to The Foundation for the Carolinas, The One SC Fund, The North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund and World Central Kitchen.
Whose Boat Is This Boat? will go on sale November 6, 2018.
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