Trump says publishers won’t let people write a ‘good’ book about him

Ex-President Donald Trump is raging against an upcoming book about him New York Times Reporter Maggie Haberman while insisting he knows “a lot of people” who have been prevented from writing “good” books about him.

Trump said in a Truth Social post on Friday that publishers are “not interested” in publishing books about him unless they are “bad.” The post came after the former president lashed out at Haberman’s book Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and America’s Collapseto be released next week.

Trump also hinted that some of his associates wanted to write flattering books about him, which later took a negative turn after they “sold out to the enemy,” though he didn’t reveal details about the authors’ identities.

“I know a lot of people who wanted to write a really good book about me, but their publishers wouldn’t let them,” Trump wrote. “They didn’t care in any way, shape or form unless they were willing to say bad things. Some have accepted a passport and some have sold themselves to the enemy.”

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 23, 2022. Trump said Friday he knows “a lot of people” who have been prevented from writing “good” books about him because they disapproved of publishers.
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Earlier in the day, Trump said in a Truth Social post that Haberman’s forthcoming book contains claims that are “pure fiction.”

“Here we go again!” wrote Trump. “Another fake book has come out, this one, supposedly very dull and stale, by Maggie Hagerman, a self-proclaimed unsuccessful (naked liability!) New York Times writer. In it, she tells many made-up stories without fact-checking or corroboration by anyone who would know, like me.”

“In one instance, she lies about me wanting to fire my daughter Ivanka and Jared,” he added. “FALSE, pure fiction. Hasn’t even crossed my mind. I just have to struggle to make fiends like Maggie and all the others!”

Haberman responded to Trump’s post with share tweeted a photo that appears to show the former president’s handwritten responses to questions she asked him.

Responding to a question that Trump allegedly asked his former chief of staff, John Kelly, to “move his daughter and son-in-law out of the White House,” described the claim as a “fake story,” while adding that “so was Kelly.” foolish to properly handle such an event when it is true, which it was not.

While Trump has indicated that publishers are unwilling to publish books that contain positive remarks about him, a large number of books praising the former president have already been published.

Pro-Trump titles by prominent conservatives include understand Trump by former GOP Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, which includes a forward from Trump’s son Eric Trump.

Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk wrote the bestseller The MAGA Doctrine: The only ideas that will win the future while the former president endorsed another bestseller by his former national security adviser General Keith Kellogg, War by Other Means: A General in Trump’s White House.

A book authored by Trump’s former Pentagon chief of staff Kash Patel and released earlier this year, The conspiracy against the king throws him up as the victor in a battle between “King Donald” and the evil “Hillary Queenton”.

Patel’s book is one of several pro-Trump children’s books that have been published, including other titles The Children’s Guide to President Trump and Donald drains the swamp, this is part of a Donald the caveman series of books.

Several books praising Trump on a religious basis have also been published, including The Trump Prophecies: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saw Tomorrow…and What He Says Next and President Trump’s pro-Christian achievements.

Some books even claim that the former President is the second coming of Jesus Christ, such as President Donald J. Trump, The Son of Man—The Christ and Donald J. Trump: The Second Coming of Christ.

Alongside Haberman’s forthcoming book, a significant number of negative books have also appeared about Trump, including some by former associates, former close associates, or family members such as his niece, Mary Trump.

Ex-Trump advisers or administration officials who have written unflattering books include former Attorney General William Barr, former National Security Advisor John Bolton, former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, and former White House press secretary , Stephanie Grisham.

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Rick Schindler

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