It’s no fun to be in debt.
So, Donald Trump can’t be enjoying the prospect of about $400 million worth of it coming due within the next couple of years, though he’s certainly in a position to capitalize on his time as president.
Trump and his team have talked about lucrative options for quick revenue when he leaves the White House in January, the Washington Post reported.
Though defeated in the Nov. 3 election, Trump has publicly demanded investigations and court actions addressing allegations of election fraud, for which he has produced no convincing evidence.
His insistence that he won the election comes with putting pressure on Republicans to slow the vote’s certification.
In those more private talks, the Post said, Trump is much more focused on what happens next – after he leaves. Sources said Trump “wants to remain an omnipresent force in politics and the media” and cement his role as a GOP power broker.
In addition to considering a 2024 run for the presidency, Trump’s next couple of years may include paid speeches to corporate groups, selling tickets to rallies, writing a memoir, paid television appearances and more. Quick cash is reportedly at the forefront of Trump’s mind.
“Trump also has been exploring ways to make money for relatively little work,” reports the Post.
Part of the immediate future for Trump is to step up his battle against Fox News, which has been among the more favorable in terms of media coverage but which Trump believes hurt him when it first projected Biden had won Arizona on election night.
Though rumors persist about Trump starting his own media company, sources told the Post that the president at this time would be unlikely to execute that venture.