OBAMA’S PLANS FOR JAN. 21
In a lengthy, casual podcast aired Monday by CNN, President Obama told his former close adviser David Axelrod that he’s already got his eye on the day after President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“I think my intentions on Jan. 21 are to sleep, then take my wife on a nice vacation. And she has said it better be nice. She’s earned it; she deserves it,” Mr. Obama said, though he did not reveal Michelle Obama’s ideal destination.
The president has a to-do list, however. “I’m going to start thinking about the book I want to write,” he said.
It would make his third major book. Mr. Obama is the previous author of New York Times best-sellers “Dreams From My Father” and “The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream.” He’s also revealed he plans to remain politically active for progressive causes. Things could get pretty lucrative.
The president and first lady could make up to $45 million on post-presidency book contracts, according to The New York Times.
“More than enough to pay the estimated $22,000 monthly rent for the nine-bedroom home they will occupy in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington and foot the bill for flights on private jets,” the news organization noted in a recent story about Mr. Obama’s post-White House life.
“His is going to be easily the most valuable presidential memoir ever,” literary agent Raphael Sagalyn told The Times. “And I think Michelle Obama has the opportunity to sell the most valuable first lady memoir in history.”