KEY POINTS

  • Trump said he was "writing like crazy" to complete the "book of all books"
  • Publishers from the Big Five said they were not aware of any book deal with Trump
  • Jared Kushner has also secured a publishing deal for a Trump-era memoir

Jared Kushner, former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, has secured a book deal about serving as a senior advisor during his father-in-law’s tenure at the White House. This comes as Trump claimed that he was writing “the book of all books” and insisted he had received offers from publishing houses.

Kushner recently signed a book deal with Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of Harper Collins. The book will be a memoir about the Trump administration and is expected to contain insider information about the criminal justice reform and the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as first reported by The Guardian

"His book will be the definitive, thorough recounting of the administration, and the truth about what happened behind closed doors," the publisher said. 

Kushner served as Trump’s special advisor soon after his father-in-law took office. Over the course of Trump’s four-year term, Kushner oversaw a range of high-profile projects, including the administration’s response to the opioid crisis and liaison with China, Mexico, and Muslim-Americans. 

He was also highly criticized for the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far claimed 600,648 lives in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. The death toll is the highest reported by any country.  

Kushner’s recent book deal comes after the former president Friday claimed that he was "writing like crazy" to complete the "book of all books."

“I turned down two book deals, from the most unlikely of publishers, in that I do not want to do such a deal right now. I’m writing like crazy anyway, however, and when the time comes, you’ll see the book of all books. Actually, I’ve been working on a much more important project right now!” Trump wrote on his website. 

In a statement sent to Politico, Trump later claimed he received offers from “two of the biggest and most prestigious publishing houses,” but noted that he rejected the said offers. 

“That doesn’t mean I won’t accept them sometime in the future, as I have started writing the book,” he added. 

However, publishing houses listed as the “Big Five” said they were not aware of any potential book deal with Trump. Many of the editors and publishers that Politico interviewed also said they wouldn’t want to be involved with a Trump project. 

“Any editor bold enough to acquire the Trump memoir is looking at a fact-checking nightmare, an exodus of other authors, and a staff uprising in the unlikely event they strike a deal with the former president,” said Keith Urbahn, president and founding partner of Javelin. 

The “Big Five” included publishing houses Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, and Simon & Schuster.

In this file photo from August 31, Jared Kushner speaks at Abu Dhabi airport following the arrival of the first ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE In this file photo from August 31, Jared Kushner speaks at Abu Dhabi airport following the arrival of the first ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE Photo: AFP / KARIM SAHIB