Former President Donald Trump announced a new personal project on Friday: a book. “I’m writing like crazy,” Trump said in a statement released through his leadership PAC, “and when the time comes, you’ll see the book of all books.” Trump claimed he has turned down two book deals “from the most unlikely of publishers,” but provided no additional details. “Right now, I do not want to do such a deal,” he stated.
Trump also hinted that he is currently “working on a much more important project,” but provided no further details. Trump, a frequent tweeter, was barred from using social media platforms Twitter and Facebook in the aftermath of the Capitol insurgency on January 6. Last week, Facebook announced that it will uphold Trump’s ban until at least January 2023.
Trump now communicates with the public through his leadership PAC, Save America, issuing short, strongly worded statements on a regular basis, similar to how he would tweet. In addition, the former president launched a blog called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” which he shut down after less than a month.
Trump is said to have met with several prominent journalists since leaving the White House to conduct interviews for upcoming books about his presidency. “We are not discussing specifics of any individual book interviews that President Trump is giving, but it is safe to say that he remains the hottest name in politics and he is the interview that everyone wants,” Trump’s spokesperson, Jason Miller, told Politico in March.
“We’re tracking nearly three dozen post-presidency books in which he will be the star.” Former presidents typically release a memoir in the years following their departure from office, which generates a lot of revenue for publishers. “A Promised Land,” Barack Obama’s book, was published in November and sold more than 3 million copies in its first month. George W. Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points,” was published in 2010 and quickly became a New York Times best-seller.
Trump’s name appeared on more than a dozen books about real estate and business before he became president.