Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump often brags about his business memoir The Art of the Deal, a bestselling book that introduced supporters to his business acumen and prowess. But the book’s ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, now says he regrets his decision to write it.
In a recently published New Yorker interview, Schwartz revealed that he feels “a deep sense of remorse” for presenting a flattering portrayal of Trump when he wrote the book in 1985 that helped make the real estate mogul seem “more appealing than he is.”
“I put lipstick on a pig,” Schwartz told the magazine. “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.”
Now, Schwartz is seeking redemption for having a hand in Trump’s success as a presidential candidate. He plans to donate all royalties earned in 2016 from sales of the book to READ MORE