Donald Trump could reportedly make $100 million by writing about his experiences during his tenure. A source close to the president told Page Six on Tuesday: “Trump is being bombarded with book and TV deals that could be worth a staggering $100 million.”
Recently, President-elect Joe Biden termed Trump’s refusal to acknowledge defeat as “embarrassing.” This was said the same day as Trump’s campaign that the president would not concede the US election as the word isn’t “in his vocabulary.”
When the one-term President does eventually accept defeat, however, he may opt for “Plan B”, which is to make a book or TV deal.
The source also claims that far-right media outlets are also interested in collaborating with Trump.
“Book and TV deals are plan-B if he doesn’t win the vote war. Translate 70 million votes into viewers and record book sales,” the source told the news outlet.
“All the anti-Trump books have made big bucks, so this from the Donald is a surefire hit.”
The Associated Press, however, was told this week that the president may not be able to muster the “global appeal” like his predecessor Obama.
Center Street publisher Daisy Blackwell Hutton revealed, in a recent statement, that she thinks “books will be published for years to come” about Trump’s time as the president and the “conservative movement in general.”
The same source also told Page Six that Simon & Schuster would probably be the publisher to go through with a book deal with Trump.
AP News, however, ascertained that Crown and Alfred A. Knopf remained uncertain about striking a deal with the president.
Matt Latimer, with the Javelin literary agency, told the news outlet: “It was a very controversial presidency and the New York publishing world isn’t exactly packed with Trump fans.”
Barrack and Michelle Obama were reported to have made $65million in 2017 with the Crown Publishing Group.
Back in September, 44th president Obama tweeted about his soon-to-be released book, and wrote: “There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one.
“In A Promised Land, I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody.”
Adrian Zackheim, a publisher, estimates that Biden’s presidential term will result in many books against the next president being published.
He told AP: “It’s historically been our experience that books coming from the right are more available and more popular when there is a Democratic presidency.
“That is pretty much a scientific fact.”