I'm no fan of Trump, but at first blush, this news seems preposterous. I mean, the guy has the best words and he's the best in the world at a bunch of things, second only to Kim Jong Il. Jokes aside, it seems crazy for a multimillionaire businessman to be this inept at basic human tasks.
I mean, he wrote The Art of the Deal!
Schwartz had ghostwritten Trump’s 1987 breakthrough memoir, earning a joint byline on the cover, half of the book’s five-hundred-thousand-dollar advance, and half of the royalties.
"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.”
Okay, so he didn't write the Art of the Deal and his ghostwriter hates him. Big deal. Jesus didn't write the New Testament, it was still a hit.
And yeah, he talks like a third-grader, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's dumb. He's just speaking in a way his supporters can easily understand. If anything, he's implying that his supporters are dumb.
And while Mr. Obama liked policy option papers that were three to six single-spaced pages, council staff members are now being told to keep papers to a single page, with lots of graphics and maps.
“The president likes maps,” one official said.