- President Donald Trump teased that he might write a book of his own about his presidency.
- Trump’s White House is reeling from Bob Woodward’s well-sourced book detailing dysfunction and the brink of emergency in his administration.
- Insider accounts of the Trump White House make a ton of money.
President Donald Trump attacked author Bob Woodward’s book exposing dozens of scandalous and contentious moments in his White House on Twitter on Monday, and in doing so teased that he might write a book of his own.
“The Woodward book is a Joke – just another assault against me, in a barrage of assaults, using now disproven unnamed and anonymous sources. Many have already come forward to say the quotes by them, like the book, are fiction. Dems can’t stand losing. I’ll write the real book!” Trump tweeted.
While Woodward’s book draws from hundreds of hours of tapes and contains many quotes from named officials who do not dispute the quotes, Trump has been the subject of less-than-credible writing before.
Omarosa Manigualt wrote a book about Trump that she herself went on to dispute within days of its publication.
Journalist Michael Wolff also wrote a book about Trump that furthered speculation throughout his career that he creates, rather than recalls conversations.
But indisputably, tell-alls from Trump insiders make a ton of money. The author of the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times that came from a “senior administration official” has already generated book deal offers of around $US10 million.
Trump has already put out two books, “The Art of the Deal” and “Crippled America”. Both books read like polemics that put forth Trump’s philosophies and versions of events almost relentlessly.
Both books have sold exceptionally well.
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