In the wake of Donald Trump’s bizarre press conference where he called on Russian hackers to infiltrate America’s election process, the GOP nominee’s ghostwriter for his book The Art of the Deal has emerged as an unofficial window into his mind – now that he says he has a “deep sense of remorse” for helping launch Trump into stardom.
According to Fortune, Tony Schwartz wrote every single word of Trump’s book, claiming it was a “non-fiction work of fiction.”
“I’m one of the very few people who really saw this man up close and isn’t constrained by a NDA [non-disclosure agreement],” he told Fortune. “The reason I’ve chosen to come forward is I believe Trump is deeply unqualified and would be extremely dangerous as President by virtue of his easily aroused anger and thin skin.”
When asked what he thought Trump’s “biggest lie” was, Schwartz said that it was the notion that “he knows anything about anything related to being President of the United States.”
“He has such a short attention span that he was, in my experience, unable to retain much information about any subject because he couldn’t pay attention for long enough to do that. It’s reflected in the severe limits of his vocabulary, the elementary nature of the sentences that he speaks, the lack of specificity he gives about anything he would do as President.”
That being said, Schwartz, who is now the president of the Energy Project, is tweeting up quite a storm about his former client. I mean, a REAL storm. But it was one particular tweet from July 27 that caught my attention:
Something I saw early on w/ Trump: most negative things he says about others are actually describing him. Read his tweets with that in mind
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) July 27, 2016
Taking that into consideration, let’s try Schwartz’s thought experiment:
Hillary Clinton should not be given national security briefings in that she is a lose cannon with extraordinarily bad judgement & insticts.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2016
No one has worse judgement than Hillary Clinton – corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2016
Crooked Hillary Clinton is unfit to serve as President of the U.S. Her temperament is weak and her opponents are strong. BAD JUDGEMENT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2016
Crooked Hillary will NEVER be able to handle the complexities and danger of ISIS – it will just go on forever. We need change!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2016
It all makes so much more sense now.
H/t: Gissur Simonarson (Twitter)