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Donald Trump is unhappy with the photo CNN chose for the cover of its book about the 2016 election, “Unprecedented.”
The president-elect took to Twitter on Monday to simultaneously promote the book and bash the cover, all in less than 140 characters.
“CNN just released a book called ‘Unprecedented’ which explores the 2016 race & victory,” he wrote. “Hope it does well but used worst cover photo of me!”
The book, written by CNN’s Thomas Lane, was originally released on Dec. 6, but was recently reissued ahead of Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, with a new cover featuring a single portrait of the president-elect (above). The original cover featured several images from the election, including a shot of Hillary Clinton (below).
Shortly after Trump’s tweet, CNN’s Brian Stelter pointed out that the timing of Trump’s criticism is interesting, suggesting that Trump takes his cues from watching cable news.
“12:55pm: I was on @CNN talking about the “Unprecedented” book and Trump’s doubts he would win. Then he tweets about both. Coincidences?” he wrote.