Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter behind Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir The Art of the Deal, recently took to Twitter to spill about what it was like working alongside Trump and what he thinks will become of his presidency.
Schwartz (left) spent 18 months in the ‘80s working with Trump to write his memoir, which details Trump’s real-estate career in the ‘70s and ‘80s and how it gave way to his business and leadership style.
Schwartz has since renounced all ties with Trump. He’s even become an outspoken critic, saying that he feels “a deep sense of remorse” for “presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.”
In an ultimate act of vengeance, Schwartz even announced last year that he would advise Hillary Clinton’s campaign for free as a way to show penance for giving Trump so much publicity through writing The Art of the Deal.
Since Schwartz spent hours upon hours with Trump while working on the memoir, he got to know him quite well.
“This is a man who I really believe lacks a conscience at the deepest level, so there really was nothing,” Schwartz says. “He was effective in certain ways, he’s a dominant, aggressive personality and he pushes and he pushes and he pushes and he gets a lot of what he wants.”
In a series of tweets, Schwartz summed up why he thinks Trump won’t last in the presidency past this fall. His first tweet in the thread reads, “The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice.”
One Twitter user replied to Schwartz, saying that “Pence is as bad,” should Trump resign from the presidency. Schwartz replied, saying, “No he is not. [Pence is] very bad, but Trump is apocalyptically world ending bad. Pence isn’t.”
Schwartz has been predicting Trump’s resignation for a little while now. In an interview with Anderson Cooper back in May, he stated that he believes that Trump’s plan will be to resign and then declare victory.
Schwartz told Anderson Cooper that “the reason he’s going to [resign], as opposed to what could be an impeachment process or a continuing humiliation, is that he wants to figure out a way, as he has done all his career, to turn a loss into a victory. So he will declare victory when he leaves.”