Art of the Deal Co-Author on ‘Paranoid’ Trump’s Self-Destructive Streak: He ‘Has a Death Wish’

Tony Schwartz, co-author of Art of the Deal, dug into how Donald Trump’s self-destructive nature created the conditions for the Ukraine abuse of power scandal that now threatens his presidency with impeachment: “He’s a person who has a death wish that’s always been there.”

Speaking with MSNBC’s Ari Melber, Schwartz recounted how, in the past, he has seen Trump create self-fulfilling prophecies of doom by projecting his paranoia and amoral worldview.

“What I see is that he’s a person who has a death wish that’s always been there, a self-destructive impulse,” Schwartz explained. “The way he views the world is that nearly everyone now is out to get him. And what he does is he creates the evidence to reenforce the view.
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