Former President Donald Trump claims he turned down two book deals because he is working on a more important project.
Insiders suggest he was annoyed at the way his Vice President Mike Pence signed a $2 million deal.
Meanwhile, Trump continues plans for a new social media platform and will appear via video screen at My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell’s political rally on Saturday.
But on Friday, he released a statement promising the “book of books” when the time was right.
“I turned down two book deals from the most unlikely publisher because I don’t want to make a deal like that now,” he said.
‘But I write like crazy anyway, and when the time comes, you’ll see the book of books.
“Actually, I’m working on a much more important project now.”
Former President Trump has stepped up his public appearances, claiming Friday that he turned down two book deals. ‘I write like crazy anyway, and when the time comes, you’ll see the book of books’
Trump will be the star speaker at the MAGA Frank free speech rally on Saturday. He will address supporters in Wisconsin via video link
Presidential Memoirs draw huge advances and generate piles of column inches.
After his departure, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle reportedly signed a joint deal worth more than $65 million.
Like all former presidents, Trump would be expected to follow suit.
However, the publishing industry has become sensitive to criticism that it risks “normalizing” an extraordinary, tumultuous period in American history by copying books from conservative figures.
When publishing giant Simon & Schuster announced it would be releasing former Pence’s book, the staff responded with a petition demanding it stop publishing authors associated with Trump.
The news of the two-book deal apparently hit Trump.
“As far as Trump is concerned, Pence is number two,” said a former adviser. “He shouldn’t be given a chance to tell his story first.”
Trump faces his own problems connecting with supporters. He continues to be banned from Facebook and Twitter, recently shutting down his “From the desk of” webpage where he posted statements.
Work continues on a new social media platform.
Lindell has become one of Trump’s most outspoken supporters, reportedly putting $1 million of his own money into Frank, a new social media platform for conservatives
Vloggers Diamond and Silk, aka Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, are on the bill for Saturday’s MAGA Frank event hosted by Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow
On Saturday, he will address the supporters gathered in western Wisconsin directly.
The MAGA Frank rally is expected to draw thousands of people to hear from a range of conservative figures and commentators, including Trump cheerleaders Diamond and Silk, and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.
Lindell has become one of the most ardent supporters of Trump and conspiracy theorist, pushing baseless claims about voter fraud.
During a recent appearance on former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s podcast, he believed the 2020 election results would soon be reversed.
“Donald Trump will be back, I believe, by the end of August,” he said.
Saturday’s event is part of an effort to promote Frank, his new conservative social media site.
Her website describes Frank as a platform for “Americans who want to defend life, liberty, and all the liberties that have characterized America as the longest-running constitutional republic in the history of the world.”
In a speech last weekend, Trump reiterated his allegations of voter fraud, berated President Biden and reiterated that he had been right about the origins of COVID-19, unlike Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“He’s not a great doctor, but he’s a great promoter,” he told the North Carolina Republican Convention.
“He likes television more than any politician in this room, and they like television, but he was wrong on almost every issue and he was wrong in Wuhan and the lab as well.”