Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote “The Art of the Deal” with President Donald Trump when he was a private citizen, says that Trump’s mental stability “has clearly deteriorated.”
CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked Schwartz about Michael Wolff’s new book: “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
He has clearly deteriorated. Most of the general things that Wolff observes are things that I observed and things that I talked about when I spoke to The New Yorker in July in 2016.
The utter inability to pay attention for any long period of time. The garbled syntax when he tries to speak. The utter and complete self-absorption.
All of these things have always been true of Trump. What’s happened is that he’s deteriorating. he doesn’t think as well as he once did.
And I certainly share, Alisyn, the belief that Trump is the person that Wolff describes being in that book…
I believe that any reasonable person spending at least 15 minutes with Donald Trump knows that this is a deeply, deeply disturbed man…
Now that he’s president and the pressure is ratcheting up, not only in terms of just being president but all the controversy and pressure around him, I think it does contribute to his instability. And that instability is significant. And frightening.
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