Dinesh D’Souza’s “America” book is being pulled from the shelves of Costco across the United States.
The conservative writer’s book, which fully reads “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” has been ordered off the shelves of all Costco locations.
The book was released on June 2 and is rated No. 1 in Political Commentary and Opinion on Amazon. The book is a rebuttal of the ideology behind President Barack Obama’s policies.
Obama has been supported by Jim Sinegal, co-founder and current director of Jim Sinegal.
According to WND, which first reported the news, Costco has sold more than 3,600 copies of “America,” including 700 last week when the film by the same name hit theaters nationwide.
The order, given to to locations on July 1, requires all copies on July 15.
D’Souza said that he’s surprised by the decision, calling it “very odd.”
“We’re in the process of finding out what’s happening. I look forward to getting to the bottom of this and continuing the strong relationship my publisher and I have always had with Costco and their millions of shoppers,” he said.
Costco later said via Facebook that it doesn’t make purchasing decisions based on personal or political leanings. It said that D’Souza’s book didn’t meet the sales thresholds that books must meet to stay in stock.
The Washington Examiner also reported that despite sales that should put it on the New York Times bestseller list, the book was kept off of it.
“It’s their newspaper, and they have a right to rig their list anyway they want, but if they are doing it, people should know,” he said.