Donald Trump ‘offered book and TV deals worth $100m’ if election legal war fails

Donald Trump is being offered book and TV deals worth around $100 million, according to a source close to the outgoing president.

The source told Page Six on Tuesday that the president is being 'bombarded' with lucrative offers by publishers and right-wing TV outlets about his time in office.

"Book and TV deals are plan-B if he doesn't win the vote war," the source said.

"Translate 70 million votes into viewers and record book sales. All the anti-Trump books have made big bucks, so this from the Donald is a surefire hit."

Trump is still refusing to concede defeat to Joe Biden, three days after the election was called for the Democrat, as he alleges voter fraud.

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It would not the the first autobiography Trump has committed to given his already large portfolio of around 19 books which range from from business advice with 'Think Big and Kick Ass' to 'Trump: The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received'.

The last book he penned was a year before he was elected into the White House and he has since boasted on Twitter he had 'written many best selling books'.

Big-figure deals are usually secured with ex-presidents and family to provide a behind the scenes glimpse of government.

Former-President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama are rumoured to have bagged a $65 million deal with Crown in 2017, with Barack's latest book 'A Promised Land' due to hit shelves next week.

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However, a book insider told Page Six the $100 million price tags for Trump 'don't sound accurate'.

While no publishers have confirmed they are in talks with Trump for a book on his time in office, the insider cited Simon & Schuster as 'one publisher to watch' due to its work with Trump in the past and the top boss's personal association with him.

However despite working with Simon & Schuster in the past, the US president took them to court to block their release of tell-all books from former National Security Adviser John Bolton and Trump's niece Mary L. Trump.

Dana Canedy, senior vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster's namesake imprint, said any decision to work with Trump or those in his Cabinet would depend on what they were planning to say.

"I would apply the same rigorous approach to any meeting, with anyone, Democratic or Republican," she said.

"I would have to see whether there's an arc to the story, how deeply reported it would be, and that there would be fact-checking so we could be confident about it.

"And that's whether Joe Biden was coming to me or Donald Trump was coming to me."

Canedy said she might be interested in a book from Trump about his influence on the Republican Party, which initially resisted his rise in 2016.

She would want Trump, or any author, to be "fair, balanced and honest,' and have 'a level of insight and self-awareness."

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