According to a report from CNN, Mike Pence, who served as vice-president to his twice-impeached former boss, has signed a multimillion-dollar, two-book deal with publisher Simon & Schuster. I’m just wondering where in the book he’ll note that he was head of the coronavirus task force when about 400,000 Americans died. Or where he mentions Donald Trump’s role in inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol. Oh, and on that same date, Trump supporters tried to hunt the now-former vice president down to kill him with a gallows erected just outside of the building.
“Two people in the publishing industry tell CNN the former vice president’s deal is worth seven figures, somewhere in the range of $3 million to $4 million,” the report states. “News of it comes as the publishing industry grapples with questions of how to handle high-profile would-be authors from the Trump administration.”
“The concern, according to highly placed sources in publishing, is whether the writers could be counted on to tell the truth — and whether a publisher might provoke a damaging backlash in the culture of cancellation,” the outlet reports.
“I would try to keep an open mind,” one publishing source told the outlet. “That doesn’t mean I would sign them.”
“Recent veterans of the Trump administration who want to write books are already facing a higher bar than others for getting a contract, according to seven senior people who work in the book publishing industry,” the report adds. “They agreed to speak candidly about trends in the industry in exchange for anonymity.”
Former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is also reportedly writing a book for a major publishing house. It’s obviously profitable to be a paid liar, then leave your post to author a book. Being tied to the toxic Trump administration isn’t exactly good for a job resume. Headhunters have indicated that they’re having difficulties finding jobs for former Trump Cabinet officials in the months since leaving their posts, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Recruiters told the outlet that the former President’s significantly low approval rating upon leaving office and being the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice had deterred companies from hiring former administration officials. But, somehow, there has been speculation of Pence making a presidential run — but I doubt that his resume will help him.