The ghostwriter who authored The Art Of The Deal revealed on Wednesday night that Donald Trump is pissed about his recent comments denouncing the bigoted billionaire. Throwing a Trumpertantrum, the Republican nominee is demanding that he return all the royalties he has earned from the book.
Speaking to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Tony Schwartz said Trump sent him a “cease-and-desist” letter shortly after his remarks against the real estate mogul went public.
It is true,” Schwartz told Maddow. “I got almost immediately that cease-and-desist letter delivered to me by FedEx. It’s nuts, and completely indicative of who he is.”
In an interview with The New Yorker, Schwartz said that he “had a deep sense of remorse” about having written the book and said he “put lipstick on a pig.” He described Trump as a con-man and a pathological liar with a desperate need for attention.
When it came to his opinion on the possibility of Trump winning the election and becoming President of the United States, Schwartz issued a stark warning. “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.”
“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,” Schwartz said.
Schwartz also said that he planned to donate all the royalties he earns from The Art Of The Deal in 2016 to charities such as the National Immigration Law Center, Human Rights Watch, and the Center for the Victims of Torture, among others.
“I’ll carry this until the end of my life,” Schwartz said. “There’s no righting it. But I like the idea that, the more copies that ‘The Art of the Deal’ sells, the more money I can donate to the people whose rights Trump seeks to abridge.”
Trump is now ordering Schwartz to return every dime he has made on royalties from the book since 1987 when it was published.
“There’s no basis in anything legal,” said Schwartz.
Watch Schwartz’s interview with Rachel Maddow here:
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