President Trump is engulfed in Ukraine scandal and impeachment probe, as Dems ramp up their strategy. Tony Schwartz, ‘Art of the Deal’ co-author, joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber on why President Trump ‘sees the world as against him at all moments,’ and the pressure from the damning testimony from his own staff. Schwartz argues Trump has a ‘self-destructive impulse’ and his ‘paranoid’ creates a ‘vicious cycle’ that makes everything ‘he fears’ become ‘true.’ Aired on 10/24/19.
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Trump’s Pathological Narcissism will get a lot Worse
Announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination back in June 2015, Donald Trump stated “We need a leader that wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ “. Tony Schwartz was the ghostwriter of the book Trump calls ‘his proudest achievement’. Schwartz has been vocal about his regrets in working on the piece, but, having worked intimately with Trump, provides a fascinating perspective into the personality and idiosyncrasies of the Republican nominee
3 Distinctive Trump Traits:
- Utter disregard for the truth & lack of conscience
- Guided by immediate self interest
- Inability to admit he was wrong
- Persevering. Aggressive in pursuit of Goals
- Manipulating the Media to get Attention
In his testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Michael Cohen told Members of Congress that Trump speaks in a “code”, a way to communicate sensitive and potentially criminal information through meaningful looks, winks and nods. Trump’s “Art of the Deal” co-author, Tony Schwartz, breaks down the “code”, telling Ari Melber Trump would often “literally wink” while communicating information that Trump was always “aware of what the impact might be”. Schwartz also comments on Trump calling Michael Cohen a “rat”, telling Melber Trump “loves violence”.