Donald Trump’s ‘The Art of the Deal’ ghostwriter Tony Schwartz emphatically urged the country not to lose sight of the real problem at the core of the anonymous New York Times op-ed published Wednesday: The president of the United States is a mentally ill criminal.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Schwartz said the media’s focus on who wrote the letter is missing the point. Instead, the country should be alarmed that it was even written in the first place.
“What’s important about that piece is that it got written,” he said. “You’ve got a man in office who is unfit to be president, he’s mentally unfit, he’s emotionally unfit, he’s ignorant, he is despotic, and we are continuing to have him.”
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) September 6, 2018
Nonsense about this notion that it was somehow wrong for this person to write this piece anonymously – who gives a damn? What’s important about that piece is that it got written. What’s important about that piece is that there is someone in the White House who has daily contact with Donald Trump who’s saying this guy is unmoored, this guy is crazy. Everything else pales in comparison to that. And let’s stay focused on that and stop parsing the argument of whether it’s a good thing or bad thing. … It is easy to lose sight of the heart of this, which is you’ve got a man in office who is unfit to be president, he’s mentally unfit, he’s emotionally unfit, he’s ignorant, he is despotic, and we are continuing to have him. And we have him in a position where somebody who is on the verge of being accused of a whole series of crimes, I believe, I think that’s what will happen with Mueller, is in a position to change the rule of law for the next 40 years through Kavanaugh.
Trump’s mental health is deteriorating
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump showed plenty of evidence that he was an unhinged and mentally unstable individual. As Hillary Clinton frequently pointed out during the campaign, Trump’s instability combined with his complete lack of knowledge on foreign and domestic issues was a recipe for disaster.
Since taking office, these fears have been realized and Trump has only become worse.
With his corruption catching up to him and those around him now admitting – albeit anonymously – that he is a clear and present danger to the country, Trump is further coming apart at the seams.
As Tony Schwartz pointed out on Thursday, what’s important isn’t that a high-ranking administration official penned the New York Times op-ed. It’s that the president of the United States has – according to those closest to him – completely lost his mind.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.