President Trump is reportedly being courted by publishers and television outlets to discuss his time in the White House if his current bid for re-election is sidelined.
Insiders allege that Trump could command a staggering 100 million-dollar deal, which would be $35 million more than the Obama’s 2017 record setting contract with Penguin Random House for a book a piece from Barack and Michelle.
Post-political memoirs have become standard practice for high profile civil servants returning to public life, and Trump’s 70 million voters will likely translate into record book sales and TV viewers if he ends up conceding.
Trump is already a proven TV powerhouse with NBC’s wildly popular “The Apprentice” averaging over 20 million viewers the first season the President starred in. The show gave birth to “Trumponomics” and Trump’s famous catch phrase, “You’re fired,” during its fifteen-season run.
The President is also an established author who has written 19 books on business, finance, and politics. Trump’s first book “The Art of the Deal,” was published in 1987 and was on the New York Times Best seller list for 48 weeks.
Simon & Schuster, who released Trump’s latest book “Crippled America,” and is the publisher of political rival Hillary Clinton, is said to be one of the companies to watch. Senior Vice President Dana Canedy commented on the possibility of publishing Trump’s White House memoirs in July.
“Oh, he’s the President. Everyone who leaves the White House has one or more books in them and that becomes part of public history,” she said. “I think that would be not only appropriate but important.”