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Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” ghostwriter regrets his role in making Trump a household name

The New Yorker has a fascinating article about the regrets Tony Schwartz, the man who ghostwrote Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir Trump: The Art of the Deal, has about making Trump into a household name. Before that book Trump wasn’t well-known outside of New York. As Schwartz told the New Yorker: “I put lipstick on a … Continue reading “Trump’s “The Art of the Deal” ghostwriter regrets his role in making Trump a household name”

The New Yorker has a fascinating article about the regrets Tony Schwartz, the man who ghostwrote Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir Trump: The Art of the Deal, has about making Trump into a household name. Before that book Trump wasn’t well-known outside of New York. As Schwartz told the New Yorker:

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“I put lipstick on a pig. 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. 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.

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Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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