Jerry Oppenheimer is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book is The Kardashians: An American Drama. He has also published successful biographies of Hillary Clintn and Robert Kennedy.
No sooner had Hopes Hicks’ resignation been announced, a day after he testified “white lies” before the House Intelligence Committee, one of the New York publishing house’s most powerful editors was in touch.
He had an offer he hoped Hicks wouldn’t refuse: $ 10 million to write what has been described exclusively to the Daily Mail as “candid, truthful and sensitive revealing of his life in Trump Land – the good, the bad.” and the ugly ”. ‘
Shortly thereafter, the 29-year-old White House communications director – one of President Trump’s closest and longest-serving advisers said he knew him better than any White House collaborator – was contacted. by a Hollywood producer-writer with platinum credentials.
Former communications director Hope Hicks was offered a $ 10million book deal when she left the White House
Hicks, who turns 30 next October, revealed she was leaving the White House on Thursday. She is Trump’s oldest surviving assistant and helped guide his first restricted campaign operations after working for the Trump Organization.
A source close to the communications, who requested anonymity, was told what the Hollywood greats had said:
“What would it take to make your story as a mini-series or on the big screen?” I can get the funding, like tomorrow, and make you rich and even more famous. You have an incredible story. Let’s talk!’
And since then, Hick has been inundated with messages offering millions of dollars in advances on book deals from major publishers, and offers from Hollywood to do biopics on his glamorous and scandalous political life.
As a managing editor told DailyMail.com, “Next to Ivanka and Melania, Hope is the president’s closest woman and knows all the secrets, all the weaknesses, all the quirks.
“She’s also the most glamorous woman in the White House since Jackie Kennedy. Her story will be a blockbuster. I have the power to offer her a $ 10 million advance, and we’re open to negotiation.”
Powerful New York literary agent Eric Myers told DailyMail.com that Hicks could easily get a $ 10 million cash advance: “If she really promised to open the doors wide and say it all.
“However, that may not be likely as she is a close friend and longtime supporter of Trump, and may not be inclined to do so. In addition, there would undoubtedly be legal issues. and national security to weigh.
“If a book were to arrive, it would likely be auctioned off with major publishers, which would be a key factor in driving up the amount of the advance.
Another prestigious literary agent who has represented Pulitzer Prize-winning political journalists, among other famous and famous clients – and receives a fifteen percent commission on every book sold – told DailyMail.com: “Hope Hicks was a Washington star.
“I always saw a book from her when the time was right. Now the time has come. Overnight, she became a potential gold mine.
Her departure comes weeks after DailyMail.com revealed she was in love with another trusted key Trump collaborator, White House Personnel Secretary Rob Porter, 38.
“An advance of $ 10 million is not out of the question for her to tell the true and untold story of life in the White House of Donald Trump and in his inner circle. She probably knows more than the first one. lady – about that, I wouldn’t be surprised.
“And I think everyone will be interested in the real story of his relationship with Trump. Is he a father figure to her – or something more? There is so much speculation about their relationship.
“Look, here is a beautiful young woman with no political experience who suddenly becomes one of the most influential women in the White House who has the President’s ear 24/7.
“Michael Wolff with his unauthorized developer sold something like 900,000 pounds, and that made him a millionaire, although there have been questions about some of his reporting.
But, the agent continued, Hope’s book would be the political blockbuster of the decade.
“Believe me when I say the publishing world and Hollywood are in a state of excitement to get her accepted and signed on the dotted line. I’d kill to have her as a client.
According to a White House insider, Hicks has kept what has been described as a “detailed diary of his work in the White House and his interactions with the president” secretly.
“The point is,” the source told the Daily Mail, “Hope is one of Donald Trump’s most loyal colleagues and friends. She is not the type to destroy this relationship.
“And she’s definitely under some kind of nondisclosure agreement. In addition, the various investigations of the special council and the congress could target it. She must therefore be very careful before embarking on transactions.
Yet others who have worked with Trump have already published books. The book by Corey Lewandowski, who had been Trump’s chief political adviser and campaign manager – “Let Trump be Trump: The Inside Story of His Rise to the Presidency,” was published in December and became a bestseller .
In February, after dining at Rosa Mexicano in Washington DC, Hicks and Porter were seen kissing in the back of a cab.
That same night, Hicks was seen getting out of the cab as Porter paid for the ride before they both entered Hicks’ apartment at the end of the evening.
Another longtime Trump adviser, Roger Stone, published “The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution” in January.
And former White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced in December that he was writing a Trump reveal to the White House, telling Fox News star Sean Hannity: “I decided he it was up to me to set the record straight “.
And more such books are expected.
One, which could have major implications for the president, is due to be released on April 17 – by one of Trump’s biggest enemies – the former FBI director whom he sacked and sharply criticized – James Comey. Comey got a $ 2 million advance.
His book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership” is already at or near the top of three of Amazon’s book categories, and is expected to be a # 1 bestseller when it hits bookstores.
Comey also plans to teach a course in ethical leadership this fall to his alma mater, William & Mary, according to the Washington Post.
Meanwhile, Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury” is already on its way to becoming a TV series. The rights to the book were bought by Endeavor Content for seven figures, according to the Hollywood Reporter
Hicks, who turns 30 next October, had already made headlines just weeks before his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
In early February, DailyMail.com revealed that she had been romantically involved with another trusted Trump aide, the 38-year-old White House Personal Secretary Rob Porter.
Hicks reportedly ended the relationship when DailyMail.com revealed Porter had physically abused his ex-wives, forcing the disgraced official to also resign from his powerful White House job.
A photo of the ex-wife, one of whose eyes is said to have blackened during an altercation with Porter, has sparked outrage.
On Tuesday, Hicks made a nine-hour appearance before the House Intelligence Committee in connection with the Russia inquiry
The scandal involving Hicks put her in the headlines – a woman who rarely appeared on television or gave interviews to reporters.
She came to work without any political experience, just like her boss, the President. Since 2008, she has been registered as a Republican. Trump once told GQ that Hicks “was able to gain experience quickly.” She was very natural when it came to picking it up, and a lot of people can’t pick it up, because it goes so fast.
GQ headlined the story, “The Mystifying Triumph of Hope Hicks, Donald Trump’s Right Hand Man”.
Prior to becoming Trump’s shadow and with a high-profile White House career, Hope Charlotte Hicks was a sportswoman – rowing, swimming and lacrosse – who grew up in Tony Greenwich, Connecticut.
Her recent revelation about telling white lies for the president wasn’t the first time she’s blundered with words.
In her high school yearbook, she attributed to Jimmy Buffet the words spoken by Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams.”
In 2011, she got a job at a New York PR firm and started working with Trump’s daughter Ivanka, which is how Hicks was introduced to Ivanka’s father, who later said : “I thought Hope was exceptional”.
Tall and gorgeous, she was once given the nickname “Hopesickle” by one of Trump’s circle members.
Her red carpet looks brought her to the attention of magazines such as Marieclaire and, following the scandals and resignation, Cosmopolitan.com.
Unsurprisingly, Hicks once told a hometown post that her only desire in life is to become an actress – a job she could now get if she accepts one of Hollywood’s deals – the possibility of staring herself in a big silver biopic about her life and time in Trump’s White House.