CNN reporter Kate Bennett interviewed seasoned presidential collector John Reznikoff, the founder and president of University Archives, to see what he thought about former President Donald Trump’s new coffee table book, “Our Journey Together” (Winning Team Publishing, 2021). Reznikoff’s interview appears in Bennett’s article, “Donald Trump quietly making millions from coffee table book,” which is the top article headlining CNN’s website on February 7, 2022. A 3:30-long video clip showing parts of Reznikoff’s interview is also available on the CNN website.
Reznikoff has been a leading expert of presidential letters, books, and artifacts for more than 40 years, famously selling countless items relating to the Presidency. He has bought and sold both Kennedy’s and Obama’s cars, a letter relating to George Washington crossing the Delaware, Reagan’s couch, and several million-dollar Lincoln letters.
Reznikoff stated, “[presidential memoirs], especially those that are signed, will undoubtedly increase in value exponentially over time…if Trump is a fast signer, using a bookplate of his signature, then he could get through several hundred books a day. It's the closest thing to printing money I can come up with.”
The more controversial aspects of Trump’s coffee table book should also increase its sales. Trump authored all of the captions in the profusely illustrated book.