Mike Pence signs a two-book deal for up to $ 4 MILLION, focusing on his years in the White House and his faith – but will he turn against Trump?
- Former Vice President Mike Pence has signed a $ 3 million to $ 4 million publishing contract with Simon & Schuster to write two books
- The first book is expected to be released in 2023 as Pence sees a presidential bid for 2024
- The book will focus on Pence’s faith and his time in public office until President Joe Biden’s inauguration day.
Former Vice President Mike Pence has signed a $ 3 to $ 4 million publishing contract with Simon & Schuster to write two books.
CNN first reported news of the deal, with the publisher saying the first book – about Pence’s faith and time in public service – is tentatively scheduled for publication in 2023.
“Pence will address the many pivotal moments of the administration, from when he was selected to serve as vice president through to inauguration day on January 20, 2021,” said a press release from the publisher.
Former Vice President Mike Pence signed a two-book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster for $ 3 million to $ 4 million. The first book is expected to be out in 2023, while Pence looks forward to the 2024 presidential race
With Trump not yet signed a book deal, Simon & Schuster’s Senior Vice President and Publisher Dana Canedy said Pence’s “ revealing autobiography will be the definitive book on one of the most consistent presidencies in American history. ”
Pence is widely regarded as a front runner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination, which his former boss, President Donald Trump, may also pursue.
Pence and Trump received a lot of publicity at the end of their administration, after Pence told Trump that he could not reverse the election results.
In turn, Trump exclaimed Pence in tweets and during the infamous ‘Save America’ rally that preceded the uprising. Trump also did not call his number 2 during the attack on the Capitol.
A few days later, a former assistant of Pence told Politico, “Pence is done with Trump’s bulls ***. He’s not going to deliver a prime-time speech that says “F you Donald Trump,” but in his own way, he’ll just come to the finish line and keep his head bowed. ‘
But on Wednesday, even before the book announcement, Pence indicated he was not separated from Trumpworld.
He announced a new advocacy organization called Advancing American Freedom.
The advisory board includes several figures who advised Trump in the White House, including former adviser to President Kellyanne Conway and former chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow.
Pence will also return to the political scene later this month and deliver a speech in South Carolina, a major early primary state.
Those backing the effort aren’t necessarily signing up for a possible Pence run for the White House in 2024, as Trump has given the group his public blessing.
“It was the most successful first semester in American history,” Trump said in a statement at the Washington Examiner, who first reported on the creation of the group. “Nice to see Mike highlight some of our many accomplishments!”
Former advisor to the President Kellyanne Conway advises Pence’s group
It was the most successful first semester in American history. Nice to see Mike highlight some of our many achievements! Trump said in a statement
Tensions between Trump and Pence came to the fore during the uprising at the Capitol
An adviser to the group told DailyMail.com that Trump and Pence are “ in the top presidential position because they have the highest number of votes of all GOP tickets in U.S. history ” and the talk of who will be on it in 2024. ticket.
“ The talk shouldn’t be around 2024 as much as it will be in 2022, where each of them will play a unique and compelling role in providing Republican majorities in the House, Senate and governorships, ” the adviser said. ‘The focus should be on the current administration, not the next. Just eleven weeks later, Biden and Harris exacerbated the border crisis, cut energy jobs, pledged to impose taxes, and sparked dissent. ‘
Pence’s attempt to applaud his tenure and Trump’s accomplishments as Trump continues to consolidate his own influence in the Republican Party, despite the Capitol uprising that led to his second impeachment and video trial of rioters who held up ‘Mike Pence’. . ‘