Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ghostwriter In Despair

Jane Mayer of The New Yorker profiles Tony Schwartz who ghostwrote Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” and regrets every minute of it.

“I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”

If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”

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If Trump is elected President, he warned, “the millions of people who voted for him and believe that he represents their interests will learn what anyone who deals closely with him already knows—that he couldn’t care less about them.”

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2 barks and woofs on “Ghostwriter In Despair

  1. His statements are particularly revealing because it goes so strongly against the Trump supports’ meme that when you get to know Trump on a personal level he’s a really nice guy.

  2. David Brooks, the psychoanalyst who digs deep into our hearts, writes this morning that he’s convinced Trump is honestly and truly losing it. Dr. Strangelove at the controls should scare the bejesus out of us all.

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