It has been common for modern presidents to release their memoirs once they leave office. And publishers are willing to pay top dollar for these tomes. George W. Bush got $7 million for his. Barack Obama got $5 million for his.
Donald Trump was eager to publish his own memoirs. The problem is, that no respected publisher was interested. So the 45th president put out a photo book through a publisher partly founded by son Don Jr. The problem, Trump Sr. says, is that the company can’t find enough paper and ink.
Trump told Lou Dobbs earlier this week, “Nobody ever heard the term ‘supply chain.’ The supply chain, it was automatic. It just was embedded. It was embedded in a free country, in a democracy. It was embedded in our country. We didn’t sit around talking about the supply chain. Now all of a sudden, it’s the two words people are using most because you can’t get anything.”
There’s some money to be made by the Trumps if the company ever finds the supplies they’re after. A regular copy of the book retails for $74.99 and an autographed copy goes for $229.00.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.