Former President Donald Trump on Friday announced a new personal project he’s working on: 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.” He did not provide any further details. “I do not want to do such a deal right now,” he said.
Trump also teased he’s currently “working on a much more important project” but did not disclose more information. Once an avid tweeter, Trump was booted from social media platforms Twitter and Facebook in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection on January 6. Facebook announced last week the company will uphold Trump’s ban until at least January 2023.
Trump now communicates to the public through his leadership PAC, dubbed Save America, regularly putting out short, strongly worded statements, similar to how he’d tweet. The former president also launched a blog, called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” which he shut down after less than a month. Since he left the White House, Trump has reportedly met with several prominent journalists to conduct interviews for forthcoming books about his presidency. “We are not discussing particulars of any individual book interviews that President Trump is giving but it’s safe to say that he remains the hottest name in politics and he’s the interview that everyone wants,” Jason Miller, Trump’s spokesperson, told Politico in March. “We’re tracking nearly three dozen post-presidency books where he will be the star.”
Former presidents typically release a memoir in the years after they leave office, providing big business for publishers. Barack Obama’s book, “A Promised Land,” was published in November and sold more than 3 million copies in its first month. George W. Bush’s memoir, “Decision Points,” came out in 2010 and became a New York Times bestseller.
Before he was commander-in-chief, Trump had his name on more than a dozen books related to real estate and business.