Outgoing Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman could already be fielding offers for a book deal — as one publisher says when it comes to White House tell-alls, “Everybody wants it.”
“Any palace intrigue, any insider stuff with this administration is just on fire,” Alyssa Cordova, director of publicity at Regnery Publishing, tells ITK.
Regnery is the publisher behind former White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s recently announced book, “The Briefing,” poised to be released in July.
“It doesn’t seem like [the public] can get enough of it. More than anything we’ve seen before,” says Cordova.
Manigault Newman, an alum of NBC's "The Apprentice," has been in the eye of a publicity storm this week after the White House said she resigned from her role as the director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison.
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"When I have my story to tell, as the only African-American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president, I have seen things that have made me uncomfortable, that have upset me, that have affected me deeply and emotionally, that has affected my community and my people,” Manigault Newman told Michael Strahan in a Thursday “Good Morning America” interview. “And when I can tell my story, it is a profound story that I know the world will want to hear.”
Following the interview, “GMA” anchor Robin Roberts said, “She said she has a story to tell and I’m sure she’ll be selling that story.”
But would Manigault Newman, 43, have to dish the dirt in any forthcoming tome?
“I think for the media, the media like the dirt,” says Cordova.
“But I think Trump supporters, they don’t really care about that and they actually want the inside stories that prove what they think, the media is exaggerating or even getting incorrectly about the administration that makes Trump look bad. So I think they’re interested in hearing what’s really going on in a positive sense.”
Cordova says with a slew of books being released by White House insiders — including Spicer and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski —it’s not as much about spilling the beans as it is giving readers a glimpse behind the scenes of Trump World.
“It’s possible it could get over-exhausted with these stories if she doesn’t have anything new, or interesting, or particularly relevant to the current topic,” Cordova says of Manigault Newman.
Reality TV vet Manigault Newman didn't respond to ITK's request for comment.
How much Manigault Newman could fetch for a book deal “really depends on the publisher,” Cordova says. But the publishing pro quickly added that with so much focus on everything Trump-related, the soon-to-be ex-White House aide could make “more than I would instinctively expect under normal circumstances.”