In an interview with New York Magazine, Trump’s ghostwriter Tony Schwartz spilled the beans on who Trump really is:
“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.”
But Schwartz believes that Trump’s short attention span has left him with “a stunning level of superficial knowledge and plain ignorance.” He said, “That’s why he so prefers TV as his first news source—information comes in easily digestible sound bites.” He added, “I seriously doubt that Trump has ever read a book straight through in his adult life.” During the eighteen months that he observed Trump, Schwartz said, he never saw a book on Trump’s desk, or elsewhere in his office, or in his apartment.
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.
Schwartz didn’t just write a book about Trump. He shadowed him and listened in on Trump’s phone calls. Nobody in America has a had more closeup view of how Donald Trump really operates, and the picture isn’t pretty.
There is no substance to Trump. There is nothing deeper. Donald Trump is nothing more than a human being who has dedicated his life to the pursuits of ego, power, and money. This is not the kind of man who has the capacity or desire to lead a country. Trump has bought into his own myths and is going to place himself ahead of everyone else.
When Tony Schwartz says that a Trump election could mean the end of civilization, every voter should listen and vote accordingly.
Over the next four days, America is about to see a con job on the grandest stage, but no one should be fooled. A Donald Trump presidency would only serve Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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