PEDDLING ‘MADAM PRESIDENT’
Some people still have great expectations for a certain Democrat. The canny few who managed to get a copy of Newsweek’s now-recalled “Madam President” special edition published Nov. 8 are hopeful they can capitalize on a report which features the subtitle “Hillary Clinton’s historic journey to the White House,” and a glowing portrait of the former presidential nominee.
The magazine has been priced as high as $500 on eBay; some news reports even claimed that some are fake. Neverthless, the glorious but erroneous publication is now being peddled by multiple online dealers who somehow snagged a copy before the lot was hustled back to Newsweek within hours of Presidentelect Donald Trump’s victory. About 125,000 of the commemorative issues were published; the few surviving copies have achieved some sort of historic status, with most sellers describing their offering as “unread” or “in mint condition.” The public is interested. Some offers already have drawn multiple bids.
And lucky for Newsweek. The news organization also had a version for President-elect Donald Trump ready to go, also touting his “historic journey.”